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Judges push back against hospitals turning away mentally ill offenders
Posted November 17, 2010 - In a string of recent decisions, Toronto judges have ordered hospital officials to stop shunting unfit offenders to provincial jails where they cannot be properly treated.
Article source The Globe and Mail


Food Banks Canada's HungerCount study reports highest level of food bank use on record
Posted November 16, 2010 - The results of the HungerCount 2010 survey released today show food banks across Canada helped 867,948 separate individuals in March 2010, an increase of 9.2% compared to March 2009.


OHRC launches survey on discrimination based on mental health and addiction disabilities
Posted November 16, 2010 - The Ontario Human Rights Commission has launched a survey to learn more about the human rights issues and barriers people with mental health and addiction disabilities face.
Article source Ontario Human Rights Commission


B.C. aboriginal woman taking status battle to the UN
Posted November 15, 2010 - A Canadian aboriginal woman has announced she will file a complaint against Canada at the United Nations claiming discrimination under the Indian Act.
Article source canada.com


Behind the Wall: The Fifth Estate looks at the treatment of prisoners who have mental illness
Posted November 15, 2010 - With the inquest into Ashley Smith's death about to begin, the CBC's Fifth Estate explores how inmates who have a mental illness are treated in a prison system that was once the envy of the world.
Article source Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)


Canada endorses UN stance on indigenous rights
Posted November 15, 2010 - In a statement announcing the endorsement, John Duncan, minister of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, said: "Canada has endorsed the Declaration to further reconcile and strengthen our relationship with Aboriginal peoples in Canada."
Article source Toronto Star


December 13: Registration now available for ARCH's 30th Anniversary Symposium
December 13, 2010 - Registration is now available for ARCH's 30th Anniversary Symposium, Human Rights for People with Disabilities: Today and Tomorrow.
Article source ARCH Disability Law Centre


Expert panel calls proposed human smuggling bill 'draconian' and 'flagrantly illegal'
Posted November 15, 2010 - A panel of experts on refugee law and policy hosted by the Centre for Refugee Studies has unanimously called on Parliament to defeat Bill C-49, the government's proposed human smuggling legislation.
Article source Centre for Refugee Studies (at York University)


Fall 2010 HALCO News is now available
Posted November 15, 2010 - Topics in the HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic (Ontario) newsletter include HALCO's public legal education program, the Campaign for Prosecutorial Guidelines for HIV Non-Disclosure Allegations, New Criminalization of HIV Non-Disclosure Research, ODSP updates, RDSPs, and immigration law updates.
Article source HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario


The case for adoption subsidies in Ontario
Posted November 15, 2010 - While foster parents receive an average $18,000 a year plus all medical, dental and therapy costs for a child in their care, adoptive parents get nothing except a small subsidy if the child has a disability.
Article source Toronto Star


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