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Latest news and events about legal issues and law reform

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A place for equity policies
Posted August 25, 2010 - In an opinion piece in the Toronto Star, Ratna Omidvar says employment equity isn't about quotas, it's about providing opportunities for competent individuals.
Article source Toronto Star


Advisory body says Clement wasting millions on census changes
Posted August 25, 2010 - The government-appointed council that advises Statistics Canada says Industry Minister Tony Clement is wasting $30 million on a new census that will fail to provide worthwhile information needed by governments, communities, social agencies, and others, according to a Toronto Star article.
Article source Toronto Star


Nannies, foreign workers face new rules
Posted August 25, 2010 - A CBC.ca article reports that the federal government is tightening the regulations affecting live-in caregivers and temporary foreign workers, as well as the people who hire them.
Article source Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)


Ontario government makes 4 of 13 changes to welfare rules recommended by Social Assistance Review Advisory Council
Posted August 25, 2010 - The Income Security Advocacy Centre is asking people to contact Minister Meilleur to urge her to make the remaining nine short-term rule changes.
Article source Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)


Ontario unveils pension overhaul
Posted August 25, 2010 - A CBC.ca article reports on an announcement from Finance Minister Dwight Duncan that about 1.7 million workers and pensioners will be affected by a major overhaul to Ontario's pension system that will be debated this fall.
Article source Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)


Poverty reduction group launching two new strategies in the fall
Posted August 25, 2010 - An article in the Peterborough Examiner says that the Peterborough Poverty Reduction Network is planning to launch two new strategies this fall to battle the city's poverty issues.


Supporting Aboriginal Victims Of Crime In Thunder Bay Area
Posted August 25, 2010 - In a news release, the Attorney General has announced support for new community programs developed by Aboriginal groups to help First Nation, M├ętis, and Inuit victims of crime in the Thunder Bay area.
Article source Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General


CLEONet Launches Online Legal Rights Guides
Posted August 24, 2010 - CLEO is pleased to announce the launch of a new section of our CLEONet site that features Legal Rights Guides on rental housing and social assistance.
Article source CLEO


Don't slash food assistance
Posted August 23, 2010 - A Toronto Star editorial says the Special Diet replacement program is unlikely to meet the needs of recipients with medical conditions unless the government consults with them before implementing it.
Article source Toronto Star


Groups want input on Ontario's new nutrition supplement
Posted August 23, 2010 - Health and social advocates say they are still waiting for promised Ontario government consultation on the design of a program to replace the special diet allowance, according to a Healthzone.ca article.


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