Campaigns and law reform news
The latest news from law reform campaigns across Ontario.
Consultation with not-for-profit sector now online
Posted Jul 14, 2010 - A Trillium Foundation news release announces that an interactive, online consultation with the not-for-profit sector has been launched as part of The Partnership Project.
Ottawa may add 'honour killing' to Criminal Code
Posted Jul 14, 2010 - An article in the Montreal Gazette reports that the minister responsible for the status of women is taking gender-based violence "very seriously" and called on women's groups and members of the immigrant community to help tackle these "heinous abuses."
Article source Montreal Gazette
Human Rights Tribunal awards $20,000 to employee fired after cancer diagnosis
Posted Jul 13, 2010 - A post on the Community Advocacy and Legal Centre Employment Rights blog describes the case of a woman who was fired after her employer learned she would need time off for treatment when she was diagnosed with cancer.
Article source Community Advocacy & Legal Centre
Arizona Payday Lenders Leave State After Voters, Legislature Let High-Interest Loans Expire
Posted Jul 12, 2010 - An article in the Huffington Post says that payday loan lenders are leaving Arizona because the state now now caps the annual interest rates for loans at 36 percent.
Energy Minister gives 'green' light to low-income energy programs
Posted Jul 12, 2010 - A Low-Income Energy Network news release says that the Ontario government has asked the Ontario Energy Board to resume work on a province-wide strategy to help low-income consumers reduce their energy consumption and costs.
Article source Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN)
How to reform Children's Aid
Posted Jul 12, 2010 - An editorial in the Toronto Star says the recommendations of a commission set up by Children's Minister Laurel Broten to provide advice on making CASs more financially sustainable deserves attention.
Article source Toronto Star
Ontario ombudsman to probe G20 law
Posted Jul 12, 2010 - The probe will look at the origin and communication of the sweeping changes to civil liberties in downtown Toronto, passed ahead of June summit, says the Globe and Mail.
Article source The Globe and Mail
Don't cut long census form: Liberals
Posted Jul 8, 2010 - The Liberals are demanding the federal government reverse its decision to scrap the mandatory long census form, saying they will introduce legislation to protect a mandatory long-form census if necessary, according to a CBC.ca article.
Article source Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Your Action on Census Required
Posted Jul 8, 2010 - This is a call for immediate action to help save this important source of information.
Goar: The disabled are the forgotten poor
Posted Jul 7, 2010 - In a Toronto Star column, Carol Goar discusses the situation of people on Ontario Disability Support Program and their "government-imposed poverty."
Article source Toronto Star
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