Campaigns and law reform news
The latest news from law reform campaigns across Ontario.
Study: Cutting Through the Fog: Why is it so hard to make sense of poverty measures?
Posted May 17, 2010 - The Metcalf Foundation has released a new paper about the challenges facing citizens when presented with statistics on poverty, and emphasizes the need to question the implications and assumptions underlying poverty measures.
Breast-feeding advocates call for Ontario marketing law
Posted May 14, 2010 - A CTV article reports that breastfeeding advocates want the Ontario government to develop a breastfeeding strategy for use in hospitals and to stop companies from direct marketing formula to new moms as soon as they leave the hospital.
Article source CTV News
Changes to ODSP just a start
Posted May 14, 2010 - The Toronto Star has published a letter to the editor which says that it's time to move from a punitive social assistance system to a positive poverty reduction model.
Article source Toronto Star
CLEO announces online resource on refugee law changes
Posted May 14, 2010 - CLEO has created a new online resource about federal government proposals to change rules that affect refugee claimants in Canada (Bill C-11).
Article source CLEO
ODSP Action Coalition releases proposal for ODSP rule changes
Posted May 14, 2010 - The ODSP Action Coalition is proposing short-term rule changes that would make a difference in the lives of people who rely on ODSP benefits.
Article source ODSP Action Coalition
HHUG announces 2010 report card on homelessness and housing in Waterloo Region
Posted May 12, 2010 - The Homelessness and Housing Umbrella Group's annual report card on homelessness and housing in Waterloo Region highlights the importance of adequate rental housing.
Article source Homelessness and Housing Umbrella Group
May 19: Injured workers' meeting for GTA
Posted May 12, 2010 - This is an injured workers' public meeting for the Greater Toronto Region, with information, action, and satire.
Article source Injured Workers' Consultants
May 26: Workshop on rehabilitation of torture survivors
Posted May 12, 2010 - This is one of a series of workshops for service providers, school staff, and settlement workers.
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