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News & Events

Latest news and events about legal issues and law reform

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September 21: Register now for CLEONet's ODSP Disability Determination & Application webinar
September 21, 2010 - This webinar gives health practitioners and community service providers information on the Ontario Disability Support Plan disability determination and application processes.
Article source Flemingdon Community Legal Services


2011 Rent Increase Guideline
Posted June 22, 2010 - The provincial government has announced that Ontario's rent increase guideline for the year 2011 will be 0.7 per cent.
Article source Government of Ontario


Clicklaw answers questions about Aboriginal issues
Posted June 22, 2010 - Clicklaw has legal information about compensation for abuse in residential schools, housing benefits on reserve, child protection for Aboriginal people, and more.


Court the 'last resort' in custody fights
Posted June 22, 2010 - The Windsor Star reports on a judge's speech to a family law forum, in which he says that parents should think carefully before taking custody disputes to court.
Article source Windsor Star


National Aboriginal Day history
Posted June 22, 2010 - This Indian and Northern Affairs Canada web page has information about National Aboriginal Day and a brief history of its origins.
Article source Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)


Native kids wait as case drags on
Posted June 22, 2010 - The Winnipeg Free Press says the Harper government has left Ottawa's human rights tribunal so short-staffed that a landmark case on aboriginal child welfare funding has been stymied.


Bill 168: HRPA survey finds one-third of Ontario businesses will not meet regulatory obligations by June 15th deadline
Posted June 16, 2010 - A Human Resources Professionals Association news release says that over half the respondents they surveyed stated their businesses will be challenged to implement required training and investigation procedures regarding workplace violence.


Community Advocacy & Legal Centre spring newsletter now available
Posted June 16, 2010 - Topics in Bafflegab include access to justice in rural areas, rent reductions for tenants if they are paying for cable TV, and the Extended Employment Health Benefit after leaving social assistance.
Article source Community Advocacy & Legal Centre


June 17: Hamilton rally against social assistance cuts
June 17, 2010 - On Thursday, June 17, the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty will rally against the Liberal government's decision as part of its 2010 budget to cut the Special Diet Allowance.
Article source Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP)


June 18: Maintenance Tips for Tenants Workshop
June 18, 2010 - This Belleville event, presented by the Community Advocacy and Legal Clinic, features information about tenant rights, help preparing tenant applications to the Landlord and Tenant Board, and community referrals.


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