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Connecting Communities Project Update
Posted July 11, 2011 - CLEO's Connecting Communities project is a three-year pilot project to promote greater access to legal information and services by creating innovative training projects and partnerships between legal and community organizations.
Article source CLEO


Illegal immigrants have no right to free health care: Court
Posted July 11, 2011 - An illegal immigrant has no right to free medical intervention or ongoing health care under the Charter of Rights, the Federal Court of Appeal has ruled in a precedent-setting decision. The lawyer who argued for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association on Ms. Toussaint's behalf said covering crucial treatment is in accordance with international and humanitarian principles and a denial of health care to Ms. Toussaint in these life-threatening circumstances violates her right to life and to equality.
Article source National Post


Coalition for an Independent PPAO: We need your help!
Posted July 7, 2011 - The Coalition for an Independent PPAO is asking for support in their effort to keep the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care from transferring control of the Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office of Ontario (PPAO) to the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario.
Article source Coalition for an Independent PPAO (CIPPAO)


Open letter to the Attorney General of Ontario
Posted July 6, 2011 - This is a letter from Egale Canada objecting to homophobic views expressed by an imam at a recent Islamic conference in Toronto and calling for the Attorney General of Ontario to determine if the imam's language constitutes a hate crime.
Article source EGALE Canada


10-12 February, 2012: International Conference on Feminism and the Law
February 10, 2012 to February 12, 2012 - This is a call for papers on Feminism and The Law. Prospective participants are invited to submit abstracts of up to 300 words before August 15, 2011.
Article source Women's UN Report Program & Network (WUNRN)


Host your own Social Assistance Review consultation! Try out the Facilitator's guide this July
Posted July 5, 2011 - The ODSP Action Coalition, the Income Security Advocacy Centre, and the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario have developed a facilitator's guide for people who want to organize in their communities around Ontario's Social Assistance Review, and Train-the-Facilitator sessions on how to use the guide and how to draft a submission from the notes collected in the workshop.
Article source Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)


Landlords warned not to discriminate in rental ads
Posted July 5, 2011 - A Hamilton landlord says writing an ad for an available rental property has become a minefield thanks to the "glaring eye" of the Ontario Human Rights Commission.
Article source Toronto Star


Reforms introduce new challenges for gay refugees
Posted July 5, 2011 - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender claimants could lose out under a plan to speed up the refugee determination process, according to a leading immigration lawyer.
Article source Law Times


Summer 2011 Advocacy Centre for the Elderly newsletter now available
Posted July 5, 2011 - Topics in the ACE Newsletter include Home First policy, charges in hospital, spousal reunification in long-term care, and dealing with collection agencies.
Article source Advocacy Centre for The Elderly (ACE)


Court to rule on whether law that makes public nudity criminal is unconstitutional
Posted July 4, 2011 - An Ontario court judge will hear arguments about whether laws that make it a criminal offence to be nude in public are unconstitutional and should be struck down.
Article source The Globe and Mail


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