Campaigns and law reform news
The latest news from law reform campaigns across Ontario.
Remove niqab ban from Bill 94, Civil Liberties Association says
Posted Nov 3, 2010 - A Montreal Gazette article says the Canadian Civil Liberties Association is calling for removing the niqab ban from Bill 94, explaining that the law already requires a niqab-wearing woman to lift her veil, for instance, when she takes a driver's test.
Article source Montreal Gazette
Amnesty International urging action to defeat Canada's Bill C-49
Posted Nov 2, 2010 - Amnesty International is concerned that Canada's Bill C-49 falls far short of international human rights and refugee protection obligations and is urging action to defeat it.
Article source Amnesty International
Disability Poverty: An Unacknowledged Reality
Posted Nov 2, 2010 - Few people, unless they have a family member with a disability, understand that disability and poverty are largely synonymous - disability can lead to poverty and poverty can lead to disability, says a Council of Canadians with Disabilities article.
Article source Council of Canadians with Disabilities
Community Advocacy & Legal Centre Fall 2010 newsletter now available
Posted Nov 1, 2010 - Topics in Bafflegab include responsibility for bedbugs in rental units, update on energy poverty, the Registered Disability Savings Plan, and National Housing Strategy Day activities.
Article source Community Advocacy & Legal Centre
New NDP ad campaign rolling out on home heating tax relief
Posted Oct 26, 2010 - Articles in the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Sun discuss the new NDP ad campaign calling for the federal government to remove the federal sales tax from home heating fuels.
Wear purple on October 20 to remember lives lost because of homophobic bullying
Posted Oct 20, 2010 - In Ontario, people who are harassed because of sexual orientation or gender identity are legally protected. Find out more on CLEONet.ca.
Article source CLEONet
Legal aid funding urgent, advocates say
Posted Oct 15, 2010 - Canada's legal system should be one of the pillars of the country's social safety net, but instead it is withering from a lack of resources, say legal aid advocates.
Article source The Globe and Mail
November 3: Workshop on Criminalization of HIV Non-Disclosure
Posted Oct 15, 2010 - Part of the HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic (Ontario)'s Public Legal Education Program Workshop series, this workshop is an update on the law and the campaign for prosecutorial guidelines.
Article source HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario
Sign the Call for Prosecutorial Guidelines for HIV Non-Disclosure
Posted Oct 14, 2010 - The Ontario Working Group on Criminal Law and HIV Exposure has launched a "Sign the Call" campaign calling for Ontario's Attorney General to immediately undertake a process to develop guidelines for criminal prosecutors in cases involving allegations of non-disclosure of HIV status.
Article source Ontario AIDS Network
Petition to improve funding for Ontario's Developmental services
Posted Oct 13, 2010 - The Ontario government's Passport and Special Services at Home (SSAH) programs are vital supports for Ontarians with intellectual disabilities. However, thousands of families that qualify for funding are on waitlists, or their funding is inadequate.
Article source ARCH Disability Law Centre
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