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Autumn 2010 Niagara North Community Legal Assistance newsletter now available
Posted September 22, 2010 - Topics in "What Now," the Niagara North Community Legal Assistance newsletter, include the Ombudman's exposure of Hamilton-Niagara Region LHIN's illegal "clandestine" meetings, changes to WSIB's Labour Market Re-Entry Program, and the ARCH survey in the Niagara Peninsula.
Article source Niagara North Community Legal Assistance


Canada: Facebook has addressed privacy concerns
Posted September 22, 2010 - An article from the Associated Press discusses the resolution of privacy concerns Canada raised with Facebook a year ago over third-party access to users' information.
Article source Associated Press


Northern Ontario Energy Credit helps people in north with high energy costs
Posted September 22, 2010 - The Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation has information on their web site about the Northern Ontario Energy Credit, a new, permanent energy credit to help people in the north with their high energy costs in Northern Ontario.
Article source Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation


Ontario to probe 'secret law,' G20 police powers
Posted September 22, 2010 - A Globe and Mail article reports on the independent review of the legislation that the public was told gave the police extra powers to enforce security at the G20 summit in Toronto.
Article source The Globe and Mail


Bedbug bill would force inspections on landlords
Posted September 21, 2010 - New Democrat MPP Cheri DiNovo is pushing for a law forcing landlords to be licensed and their premises inspected for bedbugs.
Article source Toronto Star


January 17-February 20, 2011: Course on Criminal Law Response to Violence against Women
January 17, 2011 to February 20, 2011 - Springtide Resources announces the second session of a 5-week moderated online course targeted at anyone who provides direct service to women who may disclose a history of physical or sexual violence or criminal harassment.
Article source Springtide Resources


October 25-November 28: Course on Criminal Law Response to Violence against Women
October 25, 2010 to November 28, 2010 - Springtide Resources announces the first session of a 5-week moderated online course targeted at anyone who provides direct service to women who may disclose a history of physical or sexual violence or criminal harassment.
Article source Springtide Resources


Blind woman says federal websites discriminate against the visually impaired
Posted September 20, 2010 - The Toronto Star reports that a blind woman will argue in federal court that her inability to apply for a position on the federal jobs website or complete the online version of the 2006 Census breached her equality rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Article source Toronto Star


Ontario tightens juror eligibility
Posted September 20, 2010 - A National Post article describes changes in the Juries Act that restrict eligibility for people with past criminal convictions, but have left a number of unusual offences that will not disqualify someone from performing their civic duty.
Article source National Post


Ten-year battle lands pair disability benefits
Posted September 20, 2010 - Two lawyers, who at the time were with the Sudbury Community Legal Clinic, have won a 10-year-old case in which they argued that two men suffering from alcoholism should get disability benefits, rather than welfare payments.
Article source The Sudbury Star


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