Campaigns and law reform news
The latest news from law reform campaigns across Ontario.
AFN Chief Atleo calling for replacing the Indian Act, new relationship
Posted Jul 23, 2010 - These are media responses to a call by Shawn Atleo, head of the Assembly of First Nations, for a new relationship with the federal government and an end to the Indian Act within five years.
Few aware of labour rights in Toronto's Chinatown
Posted Jul 23, 2010 - In a Toronto Star article about the exploitation of immigrants, spokesperson Daniel Yau of the Metro Toronto Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic says newcomers are not familiar with their rights in Canada, have language barriers, and don't know the supports available to them.
Article source Toronto Star
Ontario Human Rights Commission says election candidates with disabilities shouldn't have to count accessibility costs in campaign spending limits
Posted Jul 23, 2010 - These are media responses to a new report that says accessibility costs should not be included towards spending limits for political candidates with disabilities.
StatsCan head quits, continuing census controversy, and poll
Posted Jul 23, 2010 - These are media responses to the resignation of the head of StatsCan, the continuing census controversy, and an opportunity to vote in a survey on the census question.
OCAP stages protest at Liberal headquarters over Special Diet Allowance, activists arrested
Posted Jul 22, 2010 - These are media responses to the arrest of nine protesters after they occupied a provincial Liberal party office during a rally against the elimination of the Special Diet Allowance.
New family laws to help combat domestic violence
Posted Jul 21, 2010 - A Vancouver Sun article describes proposed changes to B.C.'s family laws, which critics say will help protect against domestic violence and allow for tougher restraining orders against dangerous partners.
Article source Vancouver Sun
Posted Jul 21, 2010 - A blogpost says that for many in our community who continue to live in precarious and difficult situations, the missed deadlines and unkept promises in the government's promised affordable housing strategy are creating undue hardship.
Cop watch: No major inquiry into G20 policing yet, but there sure is a pile of probes
Posted Jul 15, 2010 - Now Magazine reports that, despite public indignation, there are no plans for a single, pre-eminent, and exhaustive review of police actions.
Commissioner Launches Investigation into Decision to Eliminate Long-Form Questionnaire for 2011 Census
Posted Jul 14, 2010 - A Settlement.org news item reports that the Commissioner of Official Languages has launched an investigation into the Government of Canada's decision to eliminate the long-form questionnaire from the 2011 census.
Article source Settlement.Org
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