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Latest news and events about legal issues and law reform

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November 14: Register now for CLEONet's webinar on Unfair Practices under the Consumer Protection Act
November 14, 2011 - This interactive webinar looks at the specific protections afforded by the Consumer Protection Act (CPA). It covers the impact of false, misleading, or deceptive representations by vendors.
Article source Community Law School (Sarnia-Lambton) Inc.


Autumn 2011 issue of Niagara North Community Legal Assistance newsletter now available
Posted October 27, 2011 - Topics in What Now include consultation on Social Assistance Review, clinic report, and celebration of migrant workers.
Article source Niagara North Community Legal Assistance


Join flashmobs to promote the rights of non-citizen children and youth
Posted October 27, 2011 - The Canadian Council for Refugees is encouraging people to organize flashmobs across the country for non-citizen children and youth rights.
Article source Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR)


New and Revised CLEO Publications
Posted October 26, 2011 - CLEO announces that the following publications, including its new "Mental Illness, Criminal Offences, & Deportation," are now available to view and print.
Article source CLEO


November 2: Community Development & Mobilization Conference
November 2, 2011 - This conference will focus on practical tools and information aimed at developing, growing, and sustaining healthy and effective community groups and projects.
Article source Hamilton Community Legal Clinic


A proposal for improving access to justice
Posted October 24, 2011 - The legal profession faces three significant challenges, which, alone and in combination, undermine access to justice in Ontario. They are related -- ​and the solution is, too, says Clayton Ruby in an article in The Lawyers Weekly.
Article source The Lawyers Weekly


November 23: Seeking paths to justice - Special Forum
November 23, 2011 - Are people living on a low income or in poverty getting access to the legal help they need? Are people who live in rural or remote parts of our service area or who are Deaf or hard of hearing or who speak languages other than English or French able to access services funded by Legal Aid Ontario? If they are not - what can we do to change this?
Article source Community Advocacy & Legal Centre


Get ready for the '12 scams of the holidays'
Posted October 21, 2011 - Before logging on during the busy holiday season, be aware this is the most popular time of year for online scams, says McAfee, a leading computer security software company.
Article source Toronto Star


Relatives of immigrants targeted in plan to cut application backlog
Posted October 21, 2011 - The Conservative government aims to cut down a heavy immigration backlog by capping the number of parents and grandparents of immigrants who can come to Canada.
Article source National Post


Solitary confinement should be banned in most cases, UN expert says
Posted October 21, 2011 - A United Nations expert on torture has called on all countries to ban the solitary confinement of prisoners except in very exceptional circumstances and for as short a time as possible, with an absolute prohibition in the case of juveniles and people with mental disabilities.
Article source UN News Centre


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