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LEGAL AID IS IN JEOPARDY, ESPECIALLY IF YOU’RE A REFUGEE CLAIMANT

Thursday, June 20, marks World Refugee Day. There’s not a lot of cause for celebrating these days, but the Christie Refugee Welcome Centre (CRWC) is doing exactly that by holding a party in its parking lot. Because even when the coming days look dark, it’s important to celebrate what we still have today. While we can.

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PROVINCIAL CUTS PUT PARKDALE LEGAL CLINIC IN JEOPARDY

A refugee’s worst fear is being deported. A tenant’s worst fear is being evicted. Since 1971, the Parkdale Community Legal Services, a.k.a. Parkdale Legal, has been a fierce advocate for both of those targeted populations. Now the clinic itself faces a dire existential crisis and may be homeless by mid-summer.

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COUNCIL IS MAKING PROMISES THE BUDGET CAN'T KEEP

If there’s a gravy train somewhere in this town, it derailed a long time ago. Anyone, at any level of government, who promises both low taxes and no cuts to services is a charlatan. Unfortunately, one of the leading proponents of that muddy math is a former city councillor who is now the premier.

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NOISY NIGHTS

Noise complaints go up year after year – in number, not necessarily in decibels – and no one on any side of the debate seems happy with official responses.

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DEIDRE AND THE DOG

When I flew back to Toronto after the holidays in Vancouver, I brought my family’s rescue pup with me. These past few weeks, spent in the centre of the Marc Emery firestorm, it mattered a lot to not be alone.

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