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Latest news and events about legal issues and law reform

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One in four mental health patients restrained study finds
Posted August 24, 2011 - One in four mental health patients have experienced some form of restraint, the Canadian Institute for Health Information has reported.
Article source Guelph Mercury


Sudbury Community Legal Clinic hosts focus groups on Social Assistance Review
Posted August 24, 2011 - The Sudbury Community Legal Clinic~La clinique juridique communautaire de Sudbury, together with the Social Planning Council and the Ontario Works staff, hosted focus groups on the Social Assistance review.
Article source Sudbury Community Legal Clinic


Helping parents without immigration status get their children into school
Posted August 23, 2011 - CLEO has produced an online resource for community workers to help them help parents who do not have immigration status register their children for school.
Article source CLEO


New directory of legal clinics in Ontario and revised CLEO publication
Posted August 23, 2011 - CLEO is pleased to announce that the new edition of "Getting Legal Help: A Directory of Community Legal Clinics in Ontario" is now available for order.
Article source CLEO


Ottawa's drug problem: The penalty doesn't fit the crime
Posted August 23, 2011 - The authors of this opinion piece, commenting on proposed reforms to our justice system, say focusing on jail to reduce the illicit use of drugs has been proved to be an expensive way to fail.
Article source The Globe and Mail


55,000 eligible Canadians aren't getting CPP. Why?
Posted August 22, 2011 - The federal government's Task Force on Financial Literacy has been looking at the low level of financial literacy among Canadians.
Article source Toronto Star


CLEO Request for Proposals for Website Design and Development
Posted August 22, 2011 - CLEO is seeking proposals to design and develop our new bilingual website on a content management system (CMS).
Article source CLEO


Sickness benefit appeal spurs EI legislative review
Posted August 22, 2011 - Ottawa is "reviewing" the Employment Insurance Act to ensure women on parental leave are also eligible for sickness benefits.
Article source Toronto Star


Court blocks release of criminal by immigration judge
Posted August 19, 2011 - Canada's Immigration and Refugee Board ordered a career criminal released from custody despite his being deemed "an undue risk to society," a decision the Federal Court of Canada has denounced as unreasonable and dangerous.
Article source National Post


Ontario attempts to rid prisons of racism after landmark human-rights case
Posted August 19, 2011 - A landmark human-rights case, which began more than two decades ago, came to a close Wednesday with a three-year initiative by the Ontario government to identify and eradicate systematic racism in its prison system.
Article source canada.com


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