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Video of panel discussion on Bill C-49
Posted November 15, 2010 - This is a video of the panel discussion, Assessing Bill C-49: An Act to Prevent Human Smugglers from Abusing Canada's Immigration System, organized by the Canadian Council for Refugees.
Article source Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR)


BC's legal aid system is 'broken'
Posted November 10, 2010 - It's time for a complete overhaul of BC's legal aid system, according to a new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and West Coast LEAF (Women's Legal Education and Action Fund).
Article source Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)


December 1: Criminals and Victims? Race, Law and HIV Exposure in Ontario
December 1, 2010 - The African and Caribbean Council on HIV/AIDS in Ontario (ACCHO) is holding a symposium, Criminals and Victims? Race, Law and HIV Exposure in Ontario, to launch their paper on the impact of the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure on African, Caribbean and Black communities.
Article source HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario


Frequently Asked Questions about Bill C-49
Posted November 10, 2010 - The Canadian Council for Refugees has prepared a Frequently Asked Questions page, written in plain language to be more accessible to youth, newcomers, and non-specialists.
Article source Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR)


Goar: Family courts filled with litigants and no one to guide them
Posted November 10, 2010 - Almost two-thirds of Ontarians who appear in family court are now unrepresented. They can't afford a lawyer and - thanks to the new law - they can no longer use a paralegal for uncontested divorces, child custody arrangements, or financial support orders.
Article source Toronto Star


Huge costs of government bill highlighted
Posted November 10, 2010 - The Canadian Council for Refugees today called on parliamentarians to reject Bill C-49, a bill that would be extremely costly both to Canadians and to people seeking refugee protection in Canada.
Article source Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR)


New federal government awareness-raising campaign
Posted November 10, 2010 - The federal government has launched an ad campaign aimed at victims and survivors of crime to raise awareness of support services across Canada.
Article source Government of Canada


New and Revised CLEO Publications
Posted November 9, 2010 - CLEO is pleased to announce that new and revised publications are now available on our web site to view and print. They can also be ordered through our online order forms at the links provided.
Article source CLEO


Prisons plagued by overcrowding, poor conditions, ombudsman reports
Posted November 9, 2010 - The ombudsman for federal prisoners says the effects of harsher sentencing laws brought in by the Conservative government are being felt in overcrowded prisons, where interaction between staff and inmates is becoming increasingly rare and rehabilitation is undermined.
Article source The Globe and Mail


Report: A Basic Income Plan for Canadians with Severe Disabilities
Posted November 9, 2010 - The Caledon Institute of Social Policy has published a report which describes the current situation facing Canadians with severe disabilities and sets out a detailed plan to revolutionize income support and services.
Article source Caledon Institute of Social Policy


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