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Street Sex Workers and Allies Stand for Full Decriminalization

HALCO is very pleased to endorse the statement from Maggie’s: The Toronto Sex Workers Action Project. The statement can also be found on Maggie’s website, at: http://maggiestoronto.ca/press-releases?news_id=99. The Supreme Court of Canada is preparing to hear the Bedford matter.  HALCO supports … Continue reading

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Space still available for free workshops at HALCO in February and March

Some space is still available – register now for our free public legal education workshops taking place in February and March 2013! These free workshops are held in person in our HALCO Boardroom at 65 Wellesley Street East, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario: Criminalization … Continue reading

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AIDS Groups Critical of Court Decision on Medical Cannabis (Marihuana)

Ontario’s Court of Appeal overturned a lower court decision that had ruled the federal government’s current laws on access to cannabis for medicinal purposes violate Charter rights. As interveners before the Court in R. v. Mernagh, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal … Continue reading

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HALCO Debriefed – a huge success!

Our HALCO Debriefed: A Musical Cabaret!  was a huge success.  Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who attended our first-ever fundraising musical cabaret on Saturday, January 26, 2013!  Special thanks to the very talented performers who volunteered their time and made it … Continue reading

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Free Public Legal Education Workshops at HALCO in February and March 2013

Register now for our free public legal education workshops taking place in February and March 2013! Our free workshops are held in person in our HALCO Boardroom at 65 Wellesley Street East, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario: Criminalization of HIV Non-Disclosure, Tuesday February … Continue reading

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SOLD OUT! HALCO Debriefed: A Musical Cabaret

All tickets for HALCO Debriefed have been sold. Support the HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario at a Cabaret Night of Fabulous Show Tunes! Saturday January 26th, 2013, at 9:00 pm Flying Beaver Pubaret 488 Parliament Street, Toronto http://pubaret.com/ Featuring: Donavon … Continue reading

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Consent to treatment case heard at Supreme Court of Canada

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the “Rasouli” consent to treatment case on Monday December 10, 2012.  The doctors in the case asked the court to rule that they are not required to get consent from a patient or … Continue reading

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Séance gratuite en français: Planification en cas de maladie

We are pleased to announce a free public legal education workshop en français that we are hosting here at HALCO on Wednesday January 16, 2013.  The topic is Planification en cas de maladie : renseignements juridiques à l’intention des personnes … Continue reading

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HIV non-disclosure and the criminal law – New Resources

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network has produced three resources about the recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions: HIV non-disclosure and criminal law: Implications of recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions for people living with HIV: www.aidslaw.ca/site/hiv-non-disclosure-and-criminal-law-implications-of-recent-supreme-court-of-canada-decisions-for-people-living-with-hiv/. HIV non-disclosure and the … Continue reading

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Important Community Start-Up and Maintenance Benefit information

The Community Start-Up and Maintenance Benefit (CSUMB) is a benefit for people who receive Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) or Ontario Works (OW) benefits.  CSUMB ends on January 1, 2013.  CSUMB is an ODSP/OW benefit that helps with issues like: … Continue reading

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