Category Archives: News

HALCO is seeking an Immigration Lawyer

HALCO is seeking a lawyer to provide immigration/refugee law services (one-year contract). John Norquay, an immigration lawyer at HALCO, is taking a one-year contract at the Refugee Law Office at Legal Aid Ontario, and this contract position is to replace … Continue reading

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Three New ODSP/OW Special Diet Allowance Conditions

As of December 1, 2014, three new conditions have been added to the ODSP/OW Special Diet Allowance (SDA): 1.  Unintended weight loss due to interferon treatment for people with hepatitis C who have a body mass index of less than … Continue reading

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HIV non-disclosure case at the Supreme Court of Canada (R. v. W.)

On December 8, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada heard R. v. W., which is an HIV non-disclosure case.  HALCO, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and COCQ-SIDA (the provincial network of HIV organizations in Quebec) intervened in the case. W … Continue reading

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Federal government loses Medical Marijuana Appeal

In our Winter 2013/2014 and Autumn 2014 newsletters we reported: The Marihuana Medical Access Regulations (MMAR) were replaced by a new system called the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR). The new MMPR came into effect in June 2013 but … Continue reading

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HALCO news Autumn 2014 newsletter is here!

Autumn is here and so is our HALCO news Autumn 2014 newsletter! It has a variety of articles and announcements including: Autonomy in medical decision-making at Supreme Court of Canada New Law Will Deny Sex Worker Rights Social Assistance Rate … Continue reading

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Submissions about social assistance and refugee claimants – Canada Budget Bill C-43

HALCO and the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network made submissions to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration to recommend that sections 172 and 173 of Budget Bill C-43 be withdrawn. If passed, sections 172 and 173 of Budget Bill C-43 … Continue reading

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HALCO is seeking a Litigation Lawyer

HALCO is seeking a lawyer to provide litigation and clinic law services. Applications must be submitted by December 19, 2014. For more information, please see the full posting (pdf): www.halco.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/HALCO_litigation-lawyer-posting-2014Autumn.pdf.

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Free Workshops at HALCO in November and December 2014

PLEASE NOTE: the workshops are full booked and have waiting lists.  If you would like to be on the waiting list for a workshop, please contact us. Our free workshops are held in person in our HALCO Boardroom at 65 … Continue reading

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Just released: HALCO Annual Report 2013-2014

Our Annual Report 2013-2014 was released at our Annual General Meeting on September 10, 2014. The report includes: highlights of our casework, law reform and public legal education activities a variety of statistics about our work our financial report 2013 … Continue reading

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HALCO Annual General Meeting is tonight!

Everyone is welcome to attend HALCO’s 2014 Annual General Meeting taking place tonight at 7:00 p.m. (light refreshments at 6:30 p.m.), in the Main Floor Amenity Room at 490 Sherbourne Street, Toronto, Ontario.  Nicole Nussbaum will speak about our Trans* … Continue reading

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