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Latest news and events about legal issues and law reform

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November 25: Ontario Disability Support Program and You
November 25, 2010 - Part of HALCO's Public Legal Education Program Workshop series, this workshop is presented by Jill McNall, HALCO Community Legal Worker.


November 9: Holding Power Accountable (and more)
November 9, 2010 - This is a training session on how to file complaints against the police, the City of Toronto, and the Government of Ontario, plus information on the injury compensation system for victims of crime.
Article source Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic


October 2010 Toronto Workers' Health & Safety Legal Clinic newsletter now available
Posted October 27, 2010 - Topics include random drug testing of safety-sensitive workers, Sunrise Propane update, Ministry of Labour's new exposure limits, Ontario designated substances, and articles in the press.
Article source Toronto Workers' Health & Safety Legal Clinic


Condominium case delivers challenges
Posted October 26, 2010 - In a rare decision, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has agreed to compel a condominium owner to sell her suite and leave the building due to allegedly unruly behavior.
Article source Law Times


Cyber-service 'a new frontier'
Posted October 26, 2010 - An Ontario judge has urged lawyers to be creative with electronic methods of service after allowing a litigant to do it using Facebook in a family law case.
Article source Law Times


New NDP ad campaign rolling out on home heating tax relief
Posted October 26, 2010 - Articles in the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Sun discuss the new NDP ad campaign calling for the federal government to remove the federal sales tax from home heating fuels.


November 22: 3rd Annual Howard Adelman Lecture
November 22, 2010 - The York University Centre for Refugee Studies presents the 3rd Annual Howard Adelman Lecture, featuring Alex Neve, on the topic, "A View From Guantanamo Bay: Omar Khadr, Citizenship and Canada's Commitment to Human Rights."
Article source Centre for Refugee Studies (at York University)


Pension reform won't be easy, Jim Flaherty warns
Posted October 26, 2010 - A Globe and Mail article says the federal government is having a difficult time negotiating changes to the Canada Pension Plan with the provinces that would mean higher premiums for Canadians, but also increased benefits.
Article source The Globe and Mail


Reforms made to Ontarians' pensions
Posted October 26, 2010 - Recent reforms made to Ontarians' pensions address concerns of workers, retirees, and employers.
Article source Government of Ontario


Why do so few unemployed in Toronto qualify for EI?
Posted October 26, 2010 - An article in Progressive Economics Forum calls for research into why so few of Toronto's many unemployed workers qualify for Employment Insurance.


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