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Latest news and events about legal issues and law reform

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Jason Kenney's disposable workforce of temporary foreign labour
Posted July 12, 2010 - Rabble.ca reports that Citizenship and Immigration Canada has made changes to immigration policy that are designed to bring in more temporary migrants while restricting those and other migrants from having safe employment and a chance to obtain permanent residency in Canada.
Article source Rabble.ca


Ontario ombudsman to probe G20 law
Posted July 12, 2010 - The probe will look at the origin and communication of the sweeping changes to civil liberties in downtown Toronto, passed ahead of June summit, says the Globe and Mail.
Article source The Globe and Mail


Don't cut long census form: Liberals
Posted July 8, 2010 - The Liberals are demanding the federal government reverse its decision to scrap the mandatory long census form, saying they will introduce legislation to protect a mandatory long-form census if necessary, according to a CBC.ca article.
Article source Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)


New Site for French Speaking Settlement Workers
Posted July 8, 2010 - The Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants has launched a new site that will support the Francophone settlement sector by providing information and resources focused on professional development, capacity building, promising practices, and information-sharing.
Article source Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants


Poverty should not stand in the way of education
Posted July 8, 2010 - A Belleville Intelligencer article discusses a study that shows that rural poverty, especially in the Centre and North Hastings areas and in pockets of Prince Edward County, is a leading factor relating to challenges faced by children entering school.


Your Action on Census Required
Posted July 8, 2010 - This is a call for immediate action to help save this important source of information.


CBC program explores elder financial abuse
Posted July 7, 2010 - In the July 6, 2010 episode of CBC's The Current, a panel discussion explores elder financial abuse.
Article source CBC Radio - The Current


Goar: The disabled are the forgotten poor
Posted July 7, 2010 - In a Toronto Star column, Carol Goar discusses the situation of people on Ontario Disability Support Program and their "government-imposed poverty."
Article source Toronto Star


July 14: Policy without Practice Report Launch
Posted July 7, 2010 - Social Planning Toronto invites you to the release of a new research report documenting the barriers to enrollment for non-status immigrant students in Toronto's Catholic schools.
Article source Social Planning Toronto


July 21: SPT Member Forum on the Partnership Project
July 21, 2010 - Social Planning Toronto is convening a Member Forum to discuss the Partnership Project, which has as its goal strengthening the relationship between the Government of Ontario and the non-profit sector.
Article source Social Planning Toronto


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