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Latest news and events about legal issues and law reform

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Goar: A province where everyone can live in dignity
Posted June 24, 2010 - In her Toronto Star column, Carol Goar talks about the Social Assistance Review Advisory Council exceeding its mandate, expectations of procrastination and dithering by the Minister for Community and Social Services, and a chance for the Premier to do better.
Article source Toronto Star


Lone Parent Success Story Not Because of Tough Love
Posted June 24, 2010 - Responding to the publication of a new report on lone-parent poverty, Armine Yalnizyan says that the fact that more people were working, and working longer hours, in the decade 1997 to 2007 is less a function of public policies than the fact that Canada created more jobs in that decade than any other G7 nation.


Much more is needed for tenants
Posted June 24, 2010 - In a Toronto Star letter to the editor, Connie Harrison lists some of the changes that must take place at the Toronto Community Housing Corporation if it is to avoid tragedies such as the death of Al Gosling.
Article source Toronto Star


Truth in sentencing must come with truth in spending
Posted June 24, 2010 - A Globe and Mail editorial asks why the federal government is planning such an enormous expenditure on jails, especially when crime is falling.
Article source The Globe and Mail


With More Than 500,000 Ontarians Impacted by Schizophrenia, New Initiative Calls For Support and End to Discrimination
Posted June 24, 2010 - A Schizophrenia Society of Ontario news release describes Peace of Minds, its new campaign to raise awareness about schizophrenia and generate support for programs to help those affected by the disease.
Article source Schizophrenia Society of Ontario


July 27: Register now for CLEONet's OW & ODSP Applications and Appeals webinar
July 27, 2010 - This webinar gives information on the steps in applying for income supports from Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Plan and how to appeal a decision about an income support application.
Article source Flemingdon Community Legal Services


Late fees for legal aid
Posted June 23, 2010 - A Toronto Star editorial asks why lawyers who take on legal aid cases aren't being paid on time.
Article source Toronto Star


Legal rights you need to know when photographing G20 events
Posted June 23, 2010 - This blog covering the June 2010 G8 and G20 summits has a link to a web site with a set of legal guidelines for photographers.


Roseman: Beware door-to-door hot water tank sellers
Posted June 23, 2010 - A Toronto Star columnist tells how to protect against scams by door-to-door sellers trying to replace rental hot water tanks.
Article source Toronto Star


Seniors' units available but unaffordable
Posted June 23, 2010 - A cbc.ca article says that while many seniors struggle to find appropriate housing, more than 10 per cent of rental units designated for seniors sit vacant.
Article source Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)


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