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Northwest Community Legal Clinic June 2010 newsletter now available
Posted June 30, 2010 - Topics include how the HST will affect you, First Nations post secondary education, ODSP & CPP-D benefits, fast-track evictions, and Ontario government's plan to help with rising hydro costs.
Article source Northwest Community Legal Clinic


Reports show growing role of technology in accessing legal information
Posted June 30, 2010 - A post on Clicklaw Blog describes two recent reports on legal needs that consider the role technology and access to legal information play in helping people work through legal problems.
Article source Clicklaw


Request for help from across Canada to challenge poor bashing in the electronic media
Posted June 30, 2010 - Canada Without Poverty is asking for help with their challenge to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission in response to poor bashing in the media.


Canadian Civil Liberties Association taking reports about G20 incidents
Posted June 29, 2010 - The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is taking reports from across Toronto about incidents that happened during the G20.


Feds revamp skilled worker visa rules
Posted June 29, 2010 - The Vancouver Sun reports that the federal government has put a cap of 20,000 on the number of visa applications it will review from skilled immigrants over the next 12 months and also has reduced the number of occupations under which foreign workers can apply.
Article source Vancouver Sun


New web site launched about law, disability, and justice
Posted June 29, 2010 - A new interactive web site, Equality in Practice, has been launched, with educational information for the public, for communities, and for law professionals.


Police admit deliberately misleading public on expanded security fence law
Posted June 29, 2010 - Toronto's police chief is admitting there never was a five-metre rule that had people fearing arrest if they strayed too close to the G20 security perimeter.
Article source The Globe and Mail


Right to Housing blog | PovNet
Posted June 29, 2010 - This blog documents the Right to Adequate Housing Charter Challenge, which is asking the court to declare that homelessness and inadequate housing violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and that the government must develop a national and provincial strategy to end homelessness.


Study: Police-reported dating violence
Posted June 29, 2010 - Statistics Canada reports that in 2008, nearly 23,000 incidents of "dating violence" were reported to police.
Article source Statistics Canada


Toronto Police to review G20 response
Posted June 29, 2010 - The Globe and Mail reports on the announcement by the Toronto Police Service that it will review "all aspects" of summit policing in response to criticism over its G20 tactics.
Article source The Globe and Mail


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