Campaigns and law reform news
The latest news from law reform campaigns across Ontario.
CLEONet has been re-launched as Your Legal Rights at yourlegalrights.on.ca
Posted Nov 15, 2011 - CLEO is pleased to announce the launch of Your Legal Rights – a new online source of legal information for people across Ontario. Your Legal Rights is the new face of CLEONet, CLEO's highly successful legal information portal.
Article source CLEO
Set national standards for EI
Posted Nov 9, 2011 - This Toronto Star editorial says regionally based criteria for determining Employment Insurance eligibility and the length of the benefit period should be replaced by uniform, countrywide, entrance requirements and benefits.
Article source Toronto Star
Egale Canada calls for a full coroner's review on the issue of youth suicide
Posted Nov 2, 2011 - Egale Canada has written to the Chief Coroner for Ontario, Dr. Andrew McCallum, requesting a full coroner's review on the issue of youth suicide, following the death of 15-year-old Jamie Hubley.
Article source EGALE Canada
November 15-16: ONIWG Annual Conference
Posted Nov 2, 2011 - This conference is titled "Fighting Back to Restore Your Rights & Dignity," and follows the Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups AGM.
Article source Injured Workers' Consultants
Autumn 2011 issue of Niagara North Community Legal Assistance newsletter now available
Posted Oct 27, 2011 - Topics in What Now include consultation on Social Assistance Review, clinic report, and celebration of migrant workers.
Article source Niagara North Community Legal Assistance
Cobourg justice forum tackles poverty issues
Posted Oct 20, 2011 - If the commission overseeing the social services review just rejigs social assistance programs without putting more money into them, the situation for low-income people will not improve, Dana Milne, an Income Security Advocacy Centre representative, has told a Cobourg forum.
Article source Northumberland Today
Fall 2011 issue of Community Advocacy & Legal Centre newsletter now available
Posted Oct 20, 2011 - Topics in Bafflegab include Paths to Justice forum and update, Employment Insurance, low-income energy rules, and 60s Scoop class action.
Article source Community Advocacy & Legal Centre
Peterborough's first report card on poverty released
Posted Oct 20, 2011 - Peterborough's first-ever Poverty Report Card has been released, helping mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
Article source MyKawartha.com
October 17: 9th Annual Justice Forum in Cobourg
Posted Oct 6, 2011 - The Northumberland Community Legal Centre is hosting their 9th Annual Justice Forum. This year's forum will be focused on the Social Assistance Review currently underway in Ontario.
Fighting poverty pays off, report says
Posted Sep 28, 2011 - The federal government could save billions of dollars if it tackled the roots of poverty, according to a new report from a government advisory body.
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