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Latest news and events about legal issues and law reform

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Back to school: Multilingual parent tip sheets from People for Education
Posted September 2, 2010 - The People for Education web site has tip sheets on parent-teacher interviews, starting school, solving problems at school, and more, in many languages.


Making It Easier To Apply For A Student Loan
Posted September 2, 2010 - An Ontario Government news release says the province is streamlining student aid by making the application process easier and cutting red tape.
Article source Government of Ontario


May 29-June 1, 2011: Second International Conference on Violence Against Women
May 29, 2011 to June 1, 2011 - The theme of the Second International Conference on Violence Against Women is "Violence Against Women: Complex Realities and New Issues in a Changing World."


Ontario's mental-health system needs to be fixed now
Posted September 2, 2010 - A Globe and Mail column says the recommendations of an Ontario Legislature committee that would fundamentally transform the province's mental-health and addictions system must be adopted.
Article source The Globe and Mail


Ontario's chief justice calls for judges to expand their role as mediators
Posted September 1, 2010 - According to an article in The Lawyers Weekly, Ontario's Chief Justice Warren Winkler is calling for more court-based judicial mediation in civil cases.
Article source The Lawyers Weekly


September 23-25: Who Belongs? Rights, Benefits, Obligations and Immigration Status
September 23, 2010 to September 25, 2010 - This conference will examine the issue of discrimination on the basis of immigration status, focusing on the rights, benefits, and obligations allocated to people in Canada and how that allocation may depend on citizenship or immigration status.


Funding shortages for home services are staggering
Posted August 30, 2010 - This Toronto Star column describes the public campaign ARCH Disability Law Centre has mounted to pressure Ontario to correct serious funding shortages in home services for people with disabilities.
Article source Toronto Star


Pension hopes fizzle
Posted August 30, 2010 - A Toronto Star editorial says that the best hope of real pension reform is the federal government, who could help provide a reliable retirement income to all workers, including those with no company pensions, by expanding the Canada Pension Plan.
Article source Toronto Star


The right to refuse wellness
Posted August 30, 2010 - A Toronto Star editorial comments on an MPPs' report calling for major reforms to the mental health system that would get Ontarians talking again about how to help mental health patients who refuse to be treated.
Article source Toronto Star


September 28: Register now for CLEONet's Sexual Assault and Harassment webinar
September 28, 2010 - This webinar looks at legal and social aspects of sexual assault and sexual harassment, legal options for women who experience violence, and the changes needed to end it.
Article source METRAC


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