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Anti-poverty advocates call for immediate increase to minimum wage
Posted March 22, 2007 - The Ontario government has announced that they will gradually increase the minimum wage to $10.25 by 2010. The first increase - to $8.75 - won't happen until 2008.
Article source Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)


Campaign targets young women who are entering new, potentially dangerous, relationships
Posted March 22, 2007 - One in four women will be abused by a boyfriend, girlfriend, or intimate partner, and more and more girls are experiencing this abuse at younger ages. That is why Family Services Association of Toronto has produced the Early Warning Signs campaign. The campaign includes posters, a point-of-purchase display ,and a brochure that contains the Early Warning Signs quiz.
Article source Family Service Toronto (FST)


OCASI charges federal budget does little to address poverty
Posted March 22, 2007 - The Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) is concerned that the 2007 federal budget brings little relief to low-income families. The budget, tabled recently in the House of Commons, missed an opportunity to address the increasing poverty among immigrant and racialized communities, OCASI claims.
Article source Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants


Sex workers fight "outdated" law
Posted March 22, 2007 - Sex workers are launching a constitutional challenge of laws that ban bawdy houses, profiting from prostitution, and recruiting clients.
Article source Canoe Network News


Federal government announces new funding for victims of crime
Posted March 16, 2007 - The federal government has announced the establishment of an office for a federal ombudsman for victims of crime and funding for programs and services to support Canada's victims of crimes. This funding is projected to total $52 million over four years.
Article source Department of Justice Canada


Court rules wrongly accused can sue expert witness
Posted March 15, 2007 - The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that expert witnesses should not be granted immunity from civil action. The ruling makes way for a woman who spent 22 months in jail to sue a pathologist who testified at her trial.
Article source The Globe and Mail


Fewer young people behind bars, says StatsCan
Posted March 15, 2007 - The number of young people in trouble with the law continues to drop and significantly fewer youths are being incarcerated or put on probation. Statistics Canada says this is a result of a focus on rehabilitation rather than punishment.
Article source CanWest News Service


Legal Aid Ontario cash crunch could mean cuts
Posted March 15, 2007 - Members of the legal community are hoping to see balance across the justice sector in next week’s provincial budget, following a tough year for legal aid.
Article source Law Times


The cost of justice is beyond the reach of most Canadians
Posted March 15, 2007 - Ordinary citizens, unable to secure legal aid or pay punitive legal bills, fight a "David and Goliath" battle as they argue their own cases in court.
Article source Toronto Star


Legal aid rules shut out thousands
Posted March 12, 2007 - Ontario's legal aid plan is struggling to serve even the poor. It's the richest legal aid program in the country, with an annual budget of $309 million, yet it's turning away people in record numbers. Even the chairperson of Legal Aid Ontario, Janet Leiper, says her agency's qualifying rules are too restrictive.
Article source Toronto Star


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