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Schreyer: Build houses to fight poverty
Posted July 5, 2010 - In a Toronto Star opinion piece, former Governor General Edward Schreyer says there needs to be renewed commitment to affordable housing at the federal level, as was the case for the 25 years from 1970 to 1995.
Article source Toronto Star


Statistics Canada decision to end long-form census proves controversial
Posted July 5, 2010 - These are responses in the media to the decision by Statistics Canada to eliminate the mandatory long-form questionnaires in the gathering of census data.


The Poverty Solution: Cash
Posted July 5, 2010 - A new book that shows how some developing countries are reducing poverty by making cash payments to the poor from their national budgets is reviewed.


WSIB fixes troubled injured worker re-training program
Posted July 5, 2010 - A Toronto Star article says the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board plans a more cost-effective system to aid those injured on job.
Article source Toronto Star


Bill C-11 on refugee reform is now law
Posted July 2, 2010 - This Citizenship and Immigration Canada web page explains what the law's effects will be.
Article source Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)


October 28-30: Call for papers for 2010 Canadian Conference on Elder Law
October 28, 2010 to October 30, 2010 - This is a call for papers and announcement of the Canadian Conference on Elder Law, whose theme is Developing an Anti-Ageist Approach to the Law. The deadline for abstracts is July 16, 2010.
Article source Advocacy Centre for The Elderly (ACE)


Summer 2010 Advocacy Centre for the Elderly newsletter now available
Posted July 2, 2010 - Topics in the ACE Newsletter include ACE's concerns about Bill 21, graduated de-licencing of older drivers, the Apology Act, RRSPs and bankruptcy, and a special insert on the new Long-Term Care Homes Act.
Article source Advocacy Centre for The Elderly (ACE)


Amnesty International calls for review of security measures at G8 and G20 summits
Posted June 30, 2010 - In a news release, Amnesty International expressed their concern that important rights associated with peaceful protest have suffered considerably in the city over the weekend.
Article source Amnesty International


August 26-29: 13th Annual Social Justice Summer Retreat
August 26, 2010 to August 29, 2010 - This annual event brings together people from a variety of social movements -- activists from all walks of life.
Article source Centre for Social Justice


CCLA Releases A Preliminary Report of Observations during the G20 Summit
Posted June 30, 2010 - In a media release, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association says that, based on first-hand observations of human rights monitors, police conduct during the G20 Summit was, at times, disproportionate, arbitrary and excessive.
Article source Canadian Civil Liberties Association


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