Campaigns and law reform news
The latest news from law reform campaigns across Ontario.
Campaign urges Canadians to 'start the conversation about end-of-life care'
Posted Mar 23, 2011 - The Advance Care Planning National Task Force has designated April 12 as National Advance Care Planning Day to remind Canadians to think about and talk about their wishes for end-of-life-care.
April 4: Peoples' Blueprint Conference Breaking Out: Real Voices, Real Change
Posted Mar 16, 2011 - At this conference, people living in poverty will share what they learned from each other in a series of videotaped interviews done over the last year and will outline the key issues they feel are most important for reforming social assistance.
Canada's 'adversarial' family law system targeted
Posted Mar 16, 2011 - Putting families in crisis through the adversarial court system has been likened to pouring gasoline on a fire, but while many agree change is needed, ideas about how to achieve that vary wildly.
Article source CTV News
Bringing in Women's Voices
Posted Mar 15, 2011 - Campaign 2000 has a survey for Ontario women living on incomes below the poverty line. The survey will help the Ontario government decide what changes to make to social assistance and disability programs
Article source Campaign 2000
Time for cameras in court, not more consultation
Posted Mar 15, 2011 - A Toronto Star editorial calls for cameras in court now, in spite of Attorney General Chris Bentley's insistence that this issue needs to be the subject of wide consultation with the judiciary.
Article source Toronto Star
Union seeking support for Bill C-304, a national housing strategy
Posted Mar 15, 2011 - The National Union of Public and General Employees is rallying support for Bill C-304, an Act to ensure secure, adequate, accessible and affordable housing for Canadians.
Article source National Union of Public and General Employees
Friends of the Community Legal Clinics
Posted Mar 14, 2011 - R. Roy McMurtry has announced the formation of the "Friends of the Community Legal Clinics," who have come together to show support for Ontario's community clinic system and to provide the clinic system with advice and guidance.
March 17: Reminder: Community Forum on Poverty and the Federal Government - now online, too
Posted Mar 11, 2011 - This is a community discussion in Durham Region on how to work in partnership toward reducing poverty in Canada, as recommended in a recent parliamentary committee report & Bill C-545, an Act to Eliminate Poverty in Canada. It will be moderated by Carol Goar of the Toronto Star.
Article source Campaign 2000
Facing facts about poverty
Posted Mar 10, 2011 - A survey commissioned by the Salvation Army shows that half or nearly half of Canadians believe that if people really want to work, they can always find a job; that a family of four can "get by" on $10,000 to $30,000 a year; and that people who live in poverty in Canada "still have it pretty good."
Article source Hamilton Spectator
Law Commission of Ontario releases interim report on modernizing the Provincial Offences Act
Posted Mar 10, 2011 - The Law Commission of Ontario has released its Interim Report on Modernizing the Provincial Offences Act, which includes draft recommendations for major reforms that would significantly change the way in which millions of provincial offences, including parking offences, are dealt with in Ontario each year.
Article source Law Commission of Ontario
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