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Latest news and events about legal issues and law reform

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Oppose the proposed 'Conditional Permanent Residence' for sponsored spouses
Posted April 6, 2011 - The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) is urging action on this proposed change -- comments must be submitted by Monday, April 25. The CCR believes this change would be detrimental to the equality, safety, and protection in particular of women and children.
Article source Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR)


Conference weighs sexual freedom with freedom of expression
Posted April 5, 2011 - A panel of legal experts gathered recently to discuss how to fight for the rights of gay people when those rights appear to conflict with freedom of speech and religion.
Article source Xtra.ca


Project gives a voice to people living in poverty in Ontario
Posted April 5, 2011 - After the Ontario government announced it was undertaking a social assistance review, the People's Blueprint began as a project to listen to the majority of people silently living on social assistance who had not had their voices heard.


Grade 12 students take law into their own hands on radio
Posted April 4, 2011 - A Grade 12 law class from Kingston Collegiate in Kingston has spent the past seven weeks working on a justice education program that will eventually be broadcast on the radio.
Article source Kingston Whig-Standard


Law Foundation Invites Nominations for the 2011 Guthrie Award
Posted April 4, 2011 - The Law Foundation of Ontario is inviting nominations of candidates for the 2011 Guthrie Award, which is given to individuals or organizations that demonstrate outstanding public service, make significant contributions to access to justice, or symbolize excellence in the legal profession.
Article source The Law Foundation of Ontario


Frustrated Workers Refuse to Leave Ontario Legislature in Protest of Defeat of Anti-Scab Law
Posted April 1, 2011 - A group of workers caught in protracted labour disputes are refusing to leave the gallery of the Queen's Park Legislature to protest the defeat of a private members' bill that would ban the use of temporary replacement workers.
Article source Ontario Federation of Labour


Now you can browse CLEONet's webinars by title, date, or most viewed
Posted April 1, 2011 - We have added a page to the CLEONet Training site where you can browse webinars by title, date or most viewed.
Article source CLEONet


Parkdale Community Legal Services deplores proposed conditional permanent residence period of two years or more for sponsored spouses
Posted April 1, 2011 - In response to a request for comments on a proposal by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Parkdale Community Legal Services says the proposed conditional permanent residence period of two years or more for sponsored spouses increases the vulnerability and inequality of the sponsored spouse.
Article source Parkdale Community Legal Services


New customer service rules for low-income electricity customers
Posted March 31, 2011 - The Ontario Energy Board has announced new customer service rules for eligible low-income residential electricity customers that will take effect October 1, 2011.
Article source Ontario Energy Board


Ontario Hunger Report: Send an email to Ontario party leaders
Posted March 31, 2011 - With the publication of its new report on hunger, the Ontario Association of Food Banks is asking everyone to send an email to Ontario's party leaders urging them to make hunger a top priority in their election platforms in October.
Article source Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB)


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