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Action Alert! Help ensure that Ontario's social housing system changes for the better!
Posted March 23, 2011 - The Housing Network of Ontario is urging action by March 31 on significant new legislation that will replace the Social Housing Reform Act.
Article source Housing Network of Ontario (HNO)


Apr. - May 2011: HALCO Public Legal Education Workshops
April 28, 2011 to May 31, 2011 - These six free workshops are presented by HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic (Ontario) on a variety of topics.
Article source HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario


Campaign urges Canadians to 'start the conversation about end-of-life care'
Posted March 23, 2011 - The Advance Care Planning National Task Force has designated April 12 as National Advance Care Planning Day to remind Canadians to think about and talk about their wishes for end-of-life-care.


Changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program Leave Workers Unprotected
Posted March 23, 2011 - The Canadian Council for Refugees today expressed its disappointment that upcoming changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Regulations do not adequately protect migrant workers, but are geared towards employers' interests and ensuring that migrant workers don't stay in Canada.
Article source Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR)


Ontario's Attorney General calls for debate on social media in courts
Posted March 23, 2011 - It may be time for a national discussion about the effect social media tools like Twitter and Facebook are having on the cases playing out in Canadian courtrooms, says Ontario's attorney general.
Article source CTV News


What you need to know about breaking a lease
Posted March 22, 2011 - This Moneyville article looks at the costs of leaving a rental unit before the end of the tenancy agreement and ways to minimize the expense.
Article source Toronto Star


Canada to scrap one avenue for refugees
Posted March 21, 2011 - Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has put forward a proposal to eliminate one of the three classes Canada uses to resettle refugees. The source-country class allows residents of designated countries to apply directly to Canada for refugee status from inside those countries.
Article source Vancouver Sun


Colour code keeps workers out of good jobs: Study
Posted March 21, 2011 - Despite an increasingly diverse population, a new report on Canada’s racialized income gap shows a colour code is still at work in Canada’s labour market.
Article source Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)


Gravely ill man's wishes for life must be respected, panel finds
Posted March 21, 2011 - A provincial panel has ordered doctors at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital to act against their own wishes and provide an 87 year old man with aggressive, life-saving treatment if his health falls into crisis.
Article source Toronto Star


March 21: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Posted March 21, 2011 - The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21 March. On that day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid "pass laws". Proclaiming the Day in 1966, the General Assembly called on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination (resolution 2142 (XXI)).
Article source United Nations


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