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Latest news and events about legal issues and law reform

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Questioning our judges
Posted June 22, 2011 - A Toronto Star opinion piece says hearings for Supreme Court nominees should be mandatory.
Article source Toronto Star


Summer 2011: Orientation sessions for Violence Against Women services
WomanACT is recruiting volunteers to join the Woman Voices 4 Action Committee.
Article source Woman Abuse Council of Toronto (WomanACT)


MPP issues bill to address rent control exemption
Posted June 21, 2011 - MPP Norm Sterling has introduced a bill to address a little known part of the Residential Tenancies Act that prevents rent control on properties constructed after 1991.
Article source Toronto Star


Moving From Scrutiny to Strategy: An Analysis of Key Canadian Elder Abuse and Neglect Cases
Posted June 20, 2011 - The Canadian Centre for Elder Law marked World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15 by publishing a discussion paper entitled "Moving From Scrutiny to Strategy: An Analysis of Key Canadian Elder Abuse and Neglect Cases."
Article source Canadian Centre for Elder Law


Social planning group aims to end poverty in province by end of decade
Posted June 20, 2011 - The policy agenda for a poverty free Ontario focuses on three key areas: ending deep poverty by upgrading social assistance, ending working poverty by assuring basic living wages, and protecting food money by phasing in a full housing benefit.
Article source Wataway Online News


The human smuggling bill is back, and so is the controversy
Posted June 20, 2011 - The Tories say they have a strong mandate to prevent people from abusing the immigration system. But critics counter that the party's plan to do that - Bill C-49 - is a blatant attack on refugee rights.
Article source Ottawa Citizen


Youth Criminal Justice Act should not be amended as proposed: paediatricians
Posted June 20, 2011 - Changing Canada's youth crime law to allow stiffer sentences for children as young as 14 years convicted of serious or violent offences will have significant negative consequences, the Canadian Paediatric Society says in news release.


La Chronique juridique - Summer 2011
Posted June 19, 2011 - Topics in the Summer 2011 issue of La Chronique juridique (in French only) include new protection measures for residents of retirement homes, changes to the regulations relating to the Record of Employment Form (RE Web), changes to the Special Diet Allowance, Q & A on housing, employment standards, social assistance, Canada Pension Plan, disability.
Article source Clinique juridique populaire de Prescott et Russell Inc.


June 23: Discussion on The Justice System and Mental Health
June 23, 2011 - Flemingdon Community Legal Services presents a discussion titled "The Justice System and Mental Health," with keynote speaker Karen Liberman, Executive Director, Mood Disorders Association of Ontario, and other guest speakers.
Article source Flemingdon Community Legal Services


June 27: Stop Wage Theft Campaign - Supporters meeting
June 27, 2011 - Supporters and allies interested in the Stop Wage Theft campaign are invited to a campaign supporters meeting on Monday, June 27, at 6 p.m.
Article source Workers' Action Centre


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