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Victims of Heating and Air Conditioner Scams?

Have you been approached by salespeople at your home and duped into entering leasing agreements for your heating or cooling systems, then discovered an additional charge on your Enbridge bills?
Come to the meeting on April 30, 2015, to speak with lawyers Sam Marr and Anna Wong about your rights and options for seeking legal redress.
Date: April 30, 2015
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Place: 4002 Sheppard Avenue East Suite 501, Room 35 and 36 (CICS LINC Centre)

Spousal Sponsorship – Parliamentary Standing Committee Study

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration has recommended that the Government of Canada evaluate conditional permanent resident status (of sponsored spouses), and monitor the number and outcome of abuse exception requests, percentage of tips that result in removal, and incidence of reported abuse within these sponsorships.

Taking Action on Violence Against Women: A plan for Ontario.

Ontario's ‘activist' Premier, Kathleen Wynne and Minister responsible for Women's Issues, Tracy MacCharles launched their plan to combat sexual violence and harassment just in time for International Women's Day. At a time of heightened public awareness about issues of sexual violence and harassment against women, due in large part to the sensationalized case of Jian Ghomeshi , the once celebrated star and host of our public broadcaster's flagship talk show Q, and films like Fifty Shades of Grey, which some people believe normalizes sexualized violence against women, this plan is timely and necessary.

OCASI Presentation - Prevention Of Sexual Abuse of Patients

OCASI was invited by the Task Force reviewing the Regulated Health Professions Act (1991) to participate in consultations on the Prevention of the Sexual Abuse of Patients.

The Task Force was appointed by Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care (Ontario), to begin its review in January 2015. Consultations began in late February 2015.

The OCASI presentation to the Task Force focused on the experience of immigrant and refugee women, and women without immigration status, and included the included the following recommendations: