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Latest news and events about legal issues and law reform

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Legal system slammed for failing families
Posted September 17, 2010 - The Globe and Mail discusses a Law Commission of Ontario report that says the province's family law system ignores children's needs and drains the bank accounts of divorcing spouses.
Article source The Globe and Mail


October 29: Senior Queer Citizens Conference
October 29, 2010 - This conference is open to everyone in Ontario who has an interest in LGBTQ aging issues, such as isolation and aging with HIV.


Ontario's rent supplement program to change
Posted September 17, 2010 - A Toronto Star article says that Ontario is quietly tweaking its $185 million rent supplement program for low-income families because not enough people signed up for the 2007 initiative.
Article source Toronto Star


Province discriminates against addicts, court finds
Posted September 17, 2010 - The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that denying long-term government support payments to alcoholics and drug addicts violates the province's Human Rights Code because it discriminates on the basis of disability.
Article source Toronto Star


October 28-30: 2010 Canadian (International) Conference on Elder Law
October 28, 2010 to October 30, 2010 - The theme of this year's conference is "Developing an Anti-Ageist Approach to the Law," and it will explore issues of elder rights, ageism and the law, access to justice, and law reform for older persons.
Article source Advocacy Centre for The Elderly (ACE)


Chief justice seeks compulsory mediation in family cases
Posted September 15, 2010 - A Toronto Star article reports that Ontario Chief Justice Warren Winkler is calling for "dramatic" changes to the justice system that would deny family law litigants access to the courts unless they go through mediation first.
Article source Toronto Star


24-26 November: CCR Fall Consultation
November 24, 2010 to November 26, 2010 - Registration for the Canadian Council for Refugees Fall Consultation, on the theme of "Fairness," is now open.
Article source Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR)


Are your Workplace Safety and Insurance Board concerns being heard?
Posted September 13, 2010 - This article on the Community Advocacy and Legal Centre's web site describes what the Fair Practices Commission is, what their goals are, the most common complaints they receive, and how to reach them.
Article source Community Advocacy & Legal Centre


Edmonton jury selection violates aboriginal rights, lawyer claims
Posted September 13, 2010 - A Globe and Mail article says that a lawyer plans to challenge the practice in Edmonton of deliberately leaving reserves out of the pool of possible jurors for jury trials.
Article source The Globe and Mail


Is it time to update your credit profile?
Posted September 13, 2010 - Toronto Star columnist Ellen Roseman says checking credit ratings is important because there is often outdated or incorrect information in them.
Article source Toronto Star


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