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Latest news and events about legal issues and law reform

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Justice for Children and Youth Spring 2011 newsletter now available
Posted March 18, 2011 - With the theme of House Parties, this issue looks at some of the legal issues that might arise when young people attend house parties. It discusses assault, alcohol, property damage, drunk driving, drugs, and the rights of youth when in contact with the police.
Article source Justice for Children and Youth


May 3 CLEONet is hosting a webinar on Disability Tax Credit
May 3, 2011 - This webinar gives service providers information on benefits that flow from receipt of the Disability Tax Credit, and some of the issues around completion of the forms.
Article source ARCH Disability Law Centre


Apartment fire victims struggle to resettle
Posted March 16, 2011 - Tenants of 200 Wellesley St. E. in Toronto say a recent spending scandal is distracting Toronto's public housing agency from helping them resettle after a devastating fire.


April 4: Peoples' Blueprint Conference Breaking Out: Real Voices, Real Change
April 4, 2011 - At this conference, people living in poverty will share what they learned from each other in a series of videotaped interviews done over the last year and will outline the key issues they feel are most important for reforming social assistance.


Canada's 'adversarial' family law system targeted
Posted March 16, 2011 - Putting families in crisis through the adversarial court system has been likened to pouring gasoline on a fire, but while many agree change is needed, ideas about how to achieve that vary wildly.
Article source CTV News


Bringing in Women's Voices
Posted March 15, 2011 - Campaign 2000 has a survey for Ontario women living on incomes below the poverty line. The survey will help the Ontario government decide what changes to make to social assistance and disability programs
Article source Campaign 2000


Make legal aid an 'essential service': B.C. report
Posted March 15, 2011 - B.C.'s legal aid system is failing to meet the human, economic and social needs of British Columbians and should be an essential service like health care, says a new commission report into the system.


Parents must witness their children's murder to receive compensation
Posted March 15, 2011 - A Toronto Star article says that the provincial agency that is supposed to compensate crime victims has denied "pain and suffering" payments to three grieving mothers because they did not witness the killing of their children.


Participants wanted for questionnaire on women's economic rights within the family
Posted March 15, 2011 - The National Association of Women and the Law has launched a new public legal education project focusing on women's economic rights within the family and is seeking participants in a questionnaire on the topic.
Article source National Association of Women and the Law


Time for cameras in court, not more consultation
Posted March 15, 2011 - A Toronto Star editorial calls for cameras in court now, in spite of Attorney General Chris Bentley's insistence that this issue needs to be the subject of wide consultation with the judiciary.
Article source Toronto Star


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