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Free Public Legal Education Workshops at HALCO in March and April 2015

Our free workshops are held in person in our HALCO Boardroom at 65 Wellesley Street East, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario. Workshops at HALCO in March and April 2015: Criminalization of HIV Non-Disclosure, on Tuesday March 24 from 1:30 p.m. to … Continue reading

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Staff Changes at HALCO

Renée Lang, John Norquay, Khalid Janmohamed and Raymond Lo: HALCO bids farewell to Renée Lang, litigation lawyer Renée joined HALCO in 2003 as the clinic’s first litigation specialist. In her more than 10 years at HALCO she did everything from … Continue reading

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Access to remedies under the Human Rights Code

On February 13, 2015 HALCO, jointly with the Mental Health Legal Committee, was granted intervener status in the upcoming judicial review of K.M. v. Kodama before the Ontario Divisional Court. In April 2015, the Court will hear arguments about whether … Continue reading

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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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