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Latest news and events about legal issues and law reform

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New web site will monitor equality rights
Posted September 30, 2010 - Equality Rights Central includes cases, commentary, trends, news, and facta about equality and discrimination issues, in law and policy.
Article source Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF)


Northwest Community Legal Clinic September 2010 newsletter now available
Posted September 30, 2010 - Topics include Children's Fitness Tax Credit, fairness for the self-employed, Oxycodone, identity theft, collection agencies, and changes to OW & ODSP.
Article source Northwest Community Legal Clinic


Ottawa to appeal prostitution ruling with Ontario's support
Posted September 30, 2010 - The federal government will appeal an Ontario court ruling that struck down key parts of Canada's prostitution laws, Justice Minister Rob Nicholson said Wednesday.


Ottawa to scale back EI premium increase set for January
Posted September 30, 2010 - The Harper government is scaling back an increase to employment insurance premiums in the face of warnings that hiking payroll taxes would cost Canadian jobs and damage the Conservatives’ tax-cutting reputation as an election looms.
Article source The Globe and Mail


Federal government rejects Senate plan to fight poverty
Posted September 29, 2010 - The Federal government has refused to adopt any of the 74 poverty-fighting recommendations that were part of a sweeping Senate report on homelessness and poverty.
Article source Toronto Star


Seasonal workers worry as EI "best weeks" program ends
Posted September 29, 2010 - Seasonal workers say their employment insurance cheques will shrink if the federal government cancels an EI program that has helped them pay their bills in the winter.
Article source Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)


October 26: Register now for CLEONet's Child Custody and Protection webinar
October 26, 2010 - This webinar covers current legislation and child protection issues including the rights of children in care and the role of child protection agencies in Ontario.
Article source METRAC


Ontario Bar Association launches Youtube channel
Posted September 28, 2010 - The Ontario Bar Association has a new Youtube channel with videos by lawyers on small claims court and pensions and benefits law.
Article source Ontario Bar Association (OBA)


Ontario Bar Association proposes that family law reform be paid for by a provincial lottery
Posted September 28, 2010 - Ontario's largest lawyers' organization is suggesting a novel way to pay for changes to the expensive and time-consuming family justice system.
Article source Toronto Star


Ontario Superior Court judge strikes down prostitution law
Posted September 28, 2010 - Ontario’s prostitution law fell Tuesday after a judge ruled that it endangers the very women it is meant to protect.
Article source The Globe and Mail


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