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Supreme Court ruling big victory for Internet freedom
Posted October 21, 2011 - Writers and publishers can't be held liable for online publications that link to defamatory material, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled.
Article source Toronto Star


Cobourg justice forum tackles poverty issues
Posted October 20, 2011 - If the commission overseeing the social services review just rejigs social assistance programs without putting more money into them, the situation for low-income people will not improve, Dana Milne, an Income Security Advocacy Centre representative, has told a Cobourg forum.
Article source Northumberland Today


Fall 2011 issue of Community Advocacy & Legal Centre newsletter now available
Posted October 20, 2011 - Topics in Bafflegab include Paths to Justice forum and update, Employment Insurance, low-income energy rules, and 60s Scoop class action.
Article source Community Advocacy & Legal Centre


Peterborough's first report card on poverty released
Posted October 20, 2011 - Peterborough's first-ever Poverty Report Card has been released, helping mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
Article source MyKawartha.com


Aboriginal jury issue shaking up courts
Posted October 18, 2011 - The Superior Court of Justice has put yet another jury trial on hold until this week over an issue that could open the province up to appeals from criminal lawyers challenging the racial makeup of juries.
Article source Law Times


Breaking the generational logjam
Posted October 18, 2011 - A decade ago, it was hard to find anyone who believed mandatory retirement made sense in the 21st century. Today, as the Supreme Court foresaw, there is a generational logjam in the workforce.
Article source Toronto Star


New report highlights harsh impacts of DNA tests
Posted October 18, 2011 - A request for DNA testing to prove a family relationship is a significant barrier faced by some people applying to reunite with their families in Canada, especially those who cannot afford the test or who have already been waiting years to be reunited.
Article source Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR)


Federal government seeking applications for elder abuse prevention projects
Posted October 17, 2011 - The Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development has announced that the government is seeking applications for elder abuse prevention projects under the New Horizons for Seniors Program.
Article source Government of Canada


Mandatory minimum sentences are just plain wrong
Posted October 17, 2011 - The Canadian Civil Liberties Association argues that mandatory minimum sentences, such as those included in the omnibus crime bill, are just plain wrong, on moral and philosophical grounds.
Article source canada.com


Toronto woman waiting since last century for judge's decision in child custody case
Posted October 17, 2011 - Experts say this case and two others in which decisions were delayed for years is why Ontario needs a better system for tracking rulings and wait times.
Article source Toronto Star


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