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HALCO news/brief Summer 2013 newsletter is here!

Our HALCO news/brief Summer 2013 newsletter is a new mini-version of our regular HALCO news – just right for summer reading: HALCO Annual General Meeting Announcement HALCO Staff Update Fundraising News Ontario Social Assistance Changes Immigration Law Update:  Proposed Changes to … Continue reading

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HALCO wishes Kevin Wong every success (and we miss him already…)

It is with very mixed feelings that we bid farewell to HALCO staff lawyer Kevin Wong:  we are very happy for Kevin that he is pursuing his interests outside of law but we are very sorry to see him leave.   Kevin, thank you for your … Continue reading

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“Know Your Rights” – new legal information from the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network has released four new brochures about the privacy rights and disclosure obligations of people living with HIV.  The brochures are available on-line in English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Punjabi, Spanish and Tagalog: www.aidslaw.ca/site/kyr/: Disclosure at work (Know … Continue reading

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HALCO Debriefed & Proud: A Musical Cabaret! on Saturday June 22, 2013

Looking for a new way to celebrate Pride?  HALCO Debriefed & Proud: A Musical Cabaret is a fantastically fun evening of Broadway show tunes on Saturday June 22, 2013 (two shows: 8:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.), at the Flying Beaver Pubaret, 488 … Continue reading

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Right to Housing Challenge – Court denies standing to three of five Intervener Coalitions

As we reported in our HALCO news Spring 2013  newsletter (page 7), HALCO and a number of other organizations applied  to intervene in the Right to Housing Charter Challenge.  Justice Lederer of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice granted intervener … Continue reading

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Call for Nominations for HALCO’s 2013 Kreppner Awards

The Kreppner Awards were established by the HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO) in 2010 to honour the late James Kreppner. Nominations for our 2013 Kreppner Awards will be accepted until June 30, 2013. In recognition of the breadth … Continue reading

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HALCO news Spring 2013 edition is now here!

Our HALCO news Spring 2013 newsletter is jam-packed with information and articles include: Criminalization of HIV Non-Disclosure HALCO Update and Fundraising news Right to Housing Charter Challenge Medical Cannabis/Marihuana (marijuana)  Immigration Law Updates Special Diet Allowance Updates and more! You can … Continue reading

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Recommendations for Police: Criminalization of HIV Non-disclosure

HALCO and the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network made submissions to the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Diversity Committee in February 2013. Our submissions were informed by our shared experience in working on the issue of the criminalization of HIV … Continue reading

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HALCO endorses CAS submissions on proposed Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations

From the Canadian AIDS Society (endorsed by HALCO): On December 15th, 2012, Health Canada announced amendments to the Marihuana Medical Access Regulations and put forward the proposed Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) in the Canada Gazette, Volume 146, No. … Continue reading

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Free workshop: “Problems with your Landlord?” on Thursday March 14, 2013, at HALCO

Some space is still available for our free “Problems with your Landlord? Dealing with repairs, harassment, etc.” workshop taking place next Thursday March 14, 2013, from 1:30 pm. to 4 p.m. in person in our HALCO Boardroom (65 Wellesley Street East, 4th … Continue reading

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