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Income security advocates comment on Ontario budget: Ontario continues to trap social assistance recipients in poverty
Posted March 30, 2011 - The Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) says that the 2011 provincial budget does nothing to free people relying on Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) from the poverty traps built into those programs.
Article source Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)


April 4: Refugee Rights Day Activities
April 4, 2011 - Refugee Rights Day is celebrated each April 4th to bring attention to the advances made in the protection of refugee rights in Canada as a result of the Supreme Court Singh decision in 1985.
Article source Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants


New Integrated Domestic Violence court first of its kind in Canada
Posted March 29, 2011 - This summer, the Ontario Court of Justice will be launching a specialized court to hear criminal and family cases where domestic violence is the underlying issue.
Article source Legal Aid Ontario


Federal 'tough-on-crime' legislation receives Royal Assent
Posted March 28, 2011 - Four crime bills, dealing with "serious time for serious crime," white collar crime, Internet child pornography reporting, and ending sentence discounts for multiple crimes, have received royal assent.
Article source Government of Canada


How to fix our ailing family courts
Posted March 28, 2011 - Three Globe and Mail articles focus on the family court system in Canada.
Article source The Globe and Mail


Information for Health Providers on new Special Diet forms
Posted March 28, 2011 - This information sheet reminds health care providers about the importance of helping their clients and patients with the new Special Diet forms and gives them information on how the new application process works.
Article source Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)


CLEONet thanks you for responding to our site survey
Posted March 24, 2011 - In just a few weeks we have received over 250 responses to the new site survey on CLEONet. We thank you for your positive feedback on the site, and our work.
Article source CLEONet


Keep provincial veto on social housing sales: Advocates
Posted March 24, 2011 - Queen's Park should not let Toronto Mayor Rob Ford -- or any Ontario municipality -- sell public housing without provincial permission, social housing advocates say.
Article source Toronto Star


Material on work computer private, court rules
Posted March 24, 2011 - Ontario's top court has found a right to privacy in material contained on a work computer, a judgment which breaks new ground on an issue that is exploding into the court system -- the extent to which Internet information is private and beyond the reach of the law.
Article source The Globe and Mail


'Uglies' need not apply: Can employees be protected against appearance discrimination?
Posted March 24, 2011 - Doorey's Workplace Law Blog has a post on the topic of "appearance discrimination," when employers make their hiring decisions based on whether the women are deemed 'good-looking', and not whether they are qualified or experienced.
Article source Doorey's Workplace Law Blog


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