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Ontario boosts victims fund in response to auditor's critical report
Posted March 12, 2007 - The Ontario government is pumping $20 million into the agency that handles claims from victims of violent crime in response to a scathing report by the provincial Ombudsman.
Article source The Globe and Mail


Refugee advocates reveal the faces behind humanitarian and compassionate applications
Posted March 7, 2007 - The Lives on Hold Coalition today released profiles of several nationals of moratorium countries who remain in Canada without permanent status. The coalition says that children have been separated from their parents for years and the lives of people in Canada are on hold because the parents lack permanent status.
Article source Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR)


Groups dismayed over politicization of appointments to Immigration and Refugee Board
Posted March 1, 2007 - Organizations supporting refugees and immigrants express grave concern over the federal government's appointments process for the Immigration and Refugee Board.
Article source Refugee Lawyers Association of Ontario


New records show Caledonia land never given up
Posted March 1, 2007 - Newly recovered federal archives prove the Six Nations Confederacy never sold disputed lands, a group of chiefs said yesterday.
Article source The Globe and Mail


Ontario's victims of crime rarely compensated
Posted March 1, 2007 - The Criminal Injuries Compensation Board is in deplorable shape, says a report from Ombudsman Andre Marin.
Article source Ombudsman Ontario


Partial victory for same-sex couples seeking survivor benefits
Posted March 1, 2007 - The Supreme Court rules same-sex couples will have full access to survivor benefits under the Canada Pension Plan, but an attempt to have them dated back to 1985 has failed.
Article source The Globe and Mail


Housing advocates release annual report card on homelessness in Ottawa
Posted February 27, 2007 - On February 27, 2007, the Alliance to End Homelessness released the third annual Report Card on Ending Homelessness in Ottawa and for the first time, provided grades in four areas: housing, income, homelessness and length of shelter stay.
Article source Alliance to End Homelessness


CN strike legislation tabled
Posted February 26, 2007 - The federal government has tabled legislation ordering 2,800 striking employees at CN Rail back to work, warning of potential economic chaos from a walkout that has already hurt key industries.
Article source Toronto Star


Supreme Court strikes down security certificates
Posted February 26, 2007 - The countryís top court has declared unconstitutional the security certificate system, which is used to deport non-citizens suspected of ties to terrorism.
Article source Toronto Star


Ministry of Health holding public consultations
Posted February 23, 2007 - The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is holding regional consultations across the province.
Article source Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care


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