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What if the police stop me on the street and ask me who I am?

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What Happens if My Friend Shoplifts?
This post on the Justice for Children and Youth blog looks at what happens when a young person is caught shoplifting as well as the possible legal consequences for her friend who didn’t report it or try to stop her. The article includes information on Civil Recovery letters as well as what these young people could be charged with under the Criminal Code.

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Justice for Children and Youth

Evidence in the Criminal Law
This post on the Justice for Children and Youth blog looks at the law of evidence and the rules that control the proof of facts in legal proceedings. It describes three different forms of evidence including “real evidence,” “documentary evidence,,” and “testimonial evidence” also known as oral evidence.

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Justice for Children and Youth

Breaking Down the Myths about Adoption
What are some myths about adoption? This blog takes them on:

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Adoption Council of Canada

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Your Legal Rights: Latest Common Questions & Resources

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Latest Common Questions

How can I avoid being taken advantage of by credit repair or debt settlement agencies?

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How can I avoid being taken advantage of by credit repair or debt settlement agencies?

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Credit repair
This publication explains the legal rules for businesses that promise to “fix” or repair their credit reports. It also explains why these services may often not be worth paying for, and suggests other ways for people to deal with credit and debt problems.

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CLEO – Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario

How Do I Know If My Identity Has Been Stolen?
This Ministry of Consumer Services web page lists some of the signs your identity might have been stolen: Bills or statements don’t arrive when they’re supposed to? Getting credit card statements for accounts you don’t have?

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Ontario Ministry of Consumer Services

Your credit report
This publication explains what a credit report (or “consumer report”) is, and the legal rules for what information can and cannot be included in a credit report, who can access it, and how it can be used. It outlines how to get corrections made to a credit report, and what to do if you have problems with a credit bureau (“consumer reporting agency”).

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Your Legal Rights: Legal Bulletin on Human Rights

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Human Rights

The following email bulletin provides you with the latest news, legal information resources, common questions and training webinars from Your Legal Rights on the topic: Human Rights.

Latest News and Events

October 17 Public forum: What’s racism got to do with it?
Toronto is a city divided. 25% of its neighbourhoods are dramatically increasing in socio-­economic status. In the 40% of neighbourhoods with a population of one million that that are dramatically decreasing, members of racialized communities are overrepresented. The labour market and government policies play a major role.

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Neighbourhood Change Research Project

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Solidarity: Canadian civil society unites on Russian LGBT rights

Commentary from the Toronto Star: Cognizant of the hate and discrimination that so often smothers the basic rights of marginalized groups, a small group of HIV and LGBT activists have mobilized more than 100 Canadian civil society organizations to join the mounting global movement in response to the tyranny of Russian President Vla

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Toronto Star

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Working Together: The Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
This e-learning video is for public, private, and not-for-profit sectors and completes the training requirements for section 7 of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). It has five parts:

  1. Introduction
  2. The Code
  3. Understanding the duty to accommodate
  4. Applying human rights principles
  5. Compliance and enforcement
Produced by:
Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC)

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Administrative Justice Support Network
A project of Community Living Ontario, the Administrative Justice Support Network supports people who are making an appeal before an administrative board or tribunal whether or not they have legal representation. Their website has information on selected board and tribunals, links to additional information, and information on where to find more specific legal advice or legal representation.

Produced by:
Community Living Ontario

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Discrimination is Against the Law! A Primer on Human Rights Law in Ontario
Recorded on December 19, 2012 – This webinar, presented in partnership by the Human Rights Legal Support Centre and Hamilton Community Legal Clinic, provides an overview of the Human Rights Code, highlighting the grounds and social areas which the Code applies to, exceptions to the Code, and remedies available under the Code.

Presenting Organization:
Human Rights Legal Support Centre

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Latest Common Question

My landlord wants me to get a co-signor or guarantor before I can sign my lease. What should I do? View all questions on this topic

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CLEO: Your Legal Rights: Information Bulletin on the Legal System for 09/24/2013

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Legal System

The following email bulletin provides you with the latest news, legal information resources, common questions and training webinars from Your Legal Rights for the topic: Legal System.

Latest News and Events

Legal aid lawyers want collective bargaining rights

Ontario’s legal aid lawyers — most of them women — say they are being denied the right to collective bargaining despite overwhelming support from their members.

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Toronto Star

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PLEI Connect: Creating an Online Community of Practice
It seems almost paradoxical, but online communities require a lot of offline work. Although they exist in virtual space, digital communities are created and maintained through the hard real-world work of people like Brenda Rose, project manager for PLEI Connect, an interactive online public legal education (PLE) website.

Article Source:

Legal Aid Ontario

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Ontario reviewing access to criminal court records

The Ministry of the Attorney General is reviewing its policies on media access to criminal court records in a bid to make the province’s justice system more open and transparent.

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Toronto Star

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Ontario picks panel to improve First Nations presence on juries
The Ontario government will move forward with a plan to get more First Nations people on to jury rolls, naming a committee of aboriginal leaders and public servants to lead the push.

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The Globe and Mail

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LAO invests an additional $3 million in community and legal clinics
A news release from Legal Aid Ontario: Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is investing additional provincial funding of $3 million in 2013/14 to create two new funds that support Ontario’s community and legal aid clinics. This support includes:

LAO’s budget commitment

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Legal Aid Ontario

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CLEO’s report, Public Legal Education and Information in Ontario Communities: Formats and Delivery Channels, is now available
Community Legal Education Ontario’s report Public Legal Education and Information in Ontario Communities: Formats and Delivery Channels is now available.

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Administrative Justice Support Network
A project of Community Living Ontario, the Administrative Justice Support Network supports people who are making an appeal before an administrative board or tribunal whether or not they have legal representation. Their website has information on selected board and tribunals, links to additional information, and information on where to find more specific legal advice or legal representation.

Produced by:
Community Living Ontario

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Lawsuits and Disputes
This section of the Ministry of the Attorney General website contains information on contracts and torts, suing and being sued, How do I find a lawyer or a paralegal?, the civil courts, mediation and arbitration, and landlord and tenant issues.

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Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General

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Latest Training

Looking for a Family Law Lawyer
Recorded on February 23, 2012  – This webinar is designed for community workers and advocates who support women in finding a family law lawyer. It is a discussion about where to look for a family law lawyer, how to choose and work with one, and some options for clients who aren’t satisfied.

Presenting Organization:
METRAC

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My husband has abused me and threatens to have me deported if I report him…View all questions on this topic

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Employment and Work

The following email bulletin provides you with the latest news, legal information resources, common questions and training webinars from Your Legal Rights on the topic Employment and Work.

Latest News and Events

Foreign nannies and caregivers fee to cost families $275
Canadian families looking to hire nannies and caregivers from abroad will be financially stung by recent changes made to temporary foreign worker program, opposition and industry critics say.

Article Source:

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

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Register today for August 22 webinar on Return to Work and the WSIB
August 22, 2013 at 10 a.m. ET This webinar, intended for experienced workers and advocates, gives information on how to help workers navigate their return to work after a workplace injury. It includes a basic overview of the WSIB return-to-work scheme, and practical tips to protect workers from common pitfalls.

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Do I have to reveal my medical history in a job interview?
From a Globe and Mail “Ask an Expert” column: I have a dilemma concerning my health, specifically, what I am obliged to say, either legally or morally, upon my return to the work force.

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The Globe and Mail

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Hiring foreign workers now more onerous for employers
Changes to the federal Temporary Foreign Worker Program will make it more expensive and time consuming for Canadian companies to fill a position with workers from outside the country.

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Canadian Lawyer Magazine

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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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Wrongful Dismissal
Recorded on June 13, 2013 – This webinar, intended for community workers, presents options for workers who have been fired or laid off. It looks at when an employer can fire an employee, what a worker can do if they are wrongfully dismissed, and what the courts or the Ministry of Labour look for when dealing with dismissal cases.

Produced by:
Parkdale Community Legal Services

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Return to Work and the WSIB: What Advocates Need to Know
This webinar, intended for experienced workers and advocates, gives information on how to help workers navigate their return to work after a workplace injury. It includes a basic overview of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) return to work scheme and practical tips to protect workers from common pitfalls.

Register today at https://cc.readytalk.com/r/t5py8oy38eme&eom

Presenting Organization:
Industrial Accident Victims’ Group of Ontario

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What rights do workers have in relation to public holidays?View all questions on this topic

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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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Toronto Star

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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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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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CLEO – Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario

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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.

Produced by:
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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