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IRB adjudicator rebuked by court for refusing man who failed Catholic 'trivia'
Posted September 20, 2011 - An Immigration and Refugee Board adjudicator quizzed a refugee-status claimant on his knowledge of Catholic "trivia" after he fled China in fear of persecution for being a Roman Catholic.
Article source National Post


Tory crime bill cracks down on drug and sex offences
Posted September 20, 2011 - Conservatives are taking their first step toward fulfilling a pledge to pass major crime legislation within 100 sitting days of Parliament, introducing an omnibus bill full of justice measures long championed by Stephen Harper's government.
Article source Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)


Is it time for mandatory pro bono?
Posted September 19, 2011 - This article in the U.S.-based Law.com asks, Is it time for the legal profession to address the lack of access by mandating pro bono service by every lawyer for those in need?
Article source Law.com


Stop C-4: CCLA Launches New Advocacy Campaign
Posted September 19, 2011 - The Canadian Civil Liberties Association has launched a campaign to stop the passage of Bill C-4, which would amend Canada's immigration and refugee law.
Article source Canadian Civil Liberties Association


After She Leaves - online training for those supporting survivors of woman abuse
Posted September 16, 2011 - After She Leaves is online training for those supporting survivors through the family court process.
Article source Springtide Resources


Confronting Poverty - on The Agenda
Posted September 16, 2011 - Steve Paikin sits down with former Prime Minister Paul Martin to talk about the latest economic upheaval and where Canada fits into the global economy. Then, poverty reduction and the platform: The Agenda examines the poverty reduction plans of Ontario's four major parties.
Article source TVO.org


Housing Report: Wanted: An Affordable Home
Posted September 16, 2011 - Authors of a newly released report on housing issues are calling on provincial candidates to focus on creating affordable homes for more than 152,000 households on community housing wait lists across Ontario.
Article source Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association


October - November 2011: HALCO Public Legal Education Workshops
October 4, 2011 to November 9, 2011 - These six free workshops are presented by HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario on a variety of topics.
Article source HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario


Questions for candidates about social assistance (OW and ODSP) and poverty
Posted September 16, 2011 - The ODSP Action Coalition, the Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) and the Steering Committee on Social Assistance (SCSA) have prepared questions for people to use to talk to their candidates about social assistance (OW and ODSP) and poverty issues during the election. They also describe changes at Elections Ontario that will be of benefit to people with disabilities.
Article source ODSP Action Coalition


Articling position available at Keewaytinok Native Legal Services
Posted September 15, 2011 - The Law Foundation of Ontario is funding an articling position in Moosonee for 2012-2013.
Article source Keewaytinok Native Legal Services


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