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Soothing the aggressive attorney: Lawyers are finding ways to be healers rather than adversaries

From a Toronto Star article: Good lawyers are fearless adversaries, smart, tough and, when need be, aggressive. Or so they’ve been taught.

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Program helps ‘unaccompanied minors’ navigate Canada’s refugee process

When Ivie Okaro was 16 and still lived in a rural area 240 kilometres northwest of Lagos, Nigeria, she dreamed of going to university, of becoming a doctor or a nurse. But she had to drop out of school because her father, a farmer who sold palm oil, fell into financial trouble and couldn’t afford the fees.

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Toronto Star

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RCMP stops responding to people using access to information laws: information commissioner

Canada’s national police force is violating the rights of some Canadians trying to access RCMP documents, according to the country’s information watchdog.

Access to Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault says over the past months her office began receiving complaints from individuals saying they were not hearing back from the RCMP after filing access to information requests.

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Global News

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Seniors’ healthcare should be a federal priority: CMA poll

Canadians have little confidence in the ability of the health-care system to meet the needs of a burgeoning number of seniors and they are looking to government to shift their priorities and come up with a coherent plan.

That’s the message that emerges from a new poll commissioned by the Canadian Medical Association.

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The Globe and Mail

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Report says access to justice in Canada ‘abysmal,’ calls for change by 2030

Access to justice in Canada is being described as “abysmal” in a new report from the Canadian Bar Association, which also calls for much more than “quick fix” solutions.

The summary report, released Sunday at the association’s conference in Saskatoon, says there is profoundly unequal access to justice in Canada.

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The Globe and Mail

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Latest Resources

Mental Illness, Criminal Offences, & Deportation

People with mental illness come into conflict with the law in disproportionate numbers. If they are not Canadian citizens, this can put them at risk of being removed from Canada. This publication is a resource for front-line workers helping clients with mental illness who may be at risk of removal because of their involvement with the criminal justice system.

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Vacation

The Employment Standards branch of the Ministry of Labour has information on vacation time and vacation pay, and what employees are entitled to for both.

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Ontario Ministry of Labour

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Tenant Bankruptcy

This Landlord’s Self-Help Centre fact sheet looks at issues such as what happens when a tenant declares bankruptcy, how a landlord becomes aware of a tenant bankruptcy, and what happens if a landlord has served a notice to terminate a tenancy for non-payment of rent and the tenant assigns into bankruptcy.

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Landlord’s Self-Help Centre

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Latest Common Question(s)

I rent my basement to a tenant who has a regular overnight visitor. Can I put a stop to it?

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I rent my basement to a tenant who has overnight visitors almost daily. This is my property and I do not know who is coming and going. What right do they have to visitors, how frequently and how long they can stay?

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What if a claimant is unsuccessful at their refugee protection hearing?

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What if a claimant is unsuccessful at their refugee protection hearing?

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What are the rules about reporting elder abuse?

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What are the rules about reporting elder abuse?

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