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Latest news and events about legal issues and law reform

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Fiorito: On your mark, get set, stand still
Posted August 10, 2010 - A Toronto Star column reports that the Toronto Community Housing Corporation has not come up with an action plan to improve TCHC's Eviction Prevention Policy, which was thought necessary to prevent situations such as the one that led to the death of 82-year old Al Gosling.
Article source Toronto Star


Inmates stuck in cycle of jail and homelessness
Posted August 10, 2010 - A Globe and Mail article looks at a new report that has found that the path to prison often begins in homelessness, and the path back to freedom tends to leave former inmates homeless once again.


October 25-26: Witnessing Victims' Resistance to Violence and Oppression
October 25, 2010 to October 26, 2010 - Participants at this workshop will learn gentle, straightforward, and effective interviewing skills for honouring victims' responses and resistance to violence, identifying offenders' pre-existing ability to act respectfully, and promoting positive social responses.
Article source Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime


Toronto Community Housing Tenants Speakers Bureau is Seeking Applications
Posted August 10, 2010 - Toronto Community Housing Tenants Speakers Bureau/Voices From the Street is holding training for anyone in Toronto Community Housing who wants to gain some advocacy skills.


October 29-30: National Forum on Homelessness
October 29, 2010 to October 30, 2010 - This forum invites community-based organizations, public institutions, and elected representatives from all over Canada to dialogue on intervention issues with homeless persons.


Working mother wins human rights decision
Posted August 9, 2010 - A CBC.ca article reports that a Canada Border Services Agency officer who had to give up her full-time position after the birth of her first child has won a six-year battle with her employer over its failure to accommodate her.
Article source Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)


Disabled benefits should be better Tax credits and benefits for disabled should be better advertised
Posted August 5, 2010 - A Toronto Star columnist says that people with disabilities are being offered help accessing benefits they may end up paying hundreds or thousands of dollars for that they could have got free of charge from community groups.
Article source Toronto Star


Funeral homes subsidizing services for the poor
Posted August 5, 2010 - A Toronto Star article says local funeral homes can no longer afford to spend millions a year subsidizing dignified farewells for low-income Torontonians.
Article source Toronto Star


Injunction could delay voluntary census
Posted August 5, 2010 - The Globe and Mail reports that a French-Canadian group has launched a legal attack on multiple fronts against the federal government's move to scrap the mandatory long-form census.
Article source The Globe and Mail


Goar: Former residents of mental asylum seek justice
Posted August 4, 2010 - In a Toronto Star column, Carol Goar discusses the $1 billion class action suit brought against the provincial government by former residents of the Huronia Centre for the abusive conditions it allowed to exist at the Centre.
Article source Toronto Star


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