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Legislation and Law - Législation et Droit

Statutes and Regulations:

Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII)
Funded by Canada’s lawyers and notaries for the benefit of all, CanLII provides free access to legal information
Browse by jurisdiction for links to federal, provincial and territorial courts (incl. supreme courts), as well as statutes and regulations.

More about CanLII

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LEGISINFO - Federal Bills
"LEGISINFO is an essential research tool for finding information on legislation currently before Parliament. This tool provides electronic access to a wide range of information about individual bills, such as: the text of the bill at various stages; government press releases and backgrounders (for government bills); legislative summaries from the Parliamentary Research Branch; important speeches at second reading; votes; and coming into force data."

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LexUM - Virtual Canadian Law Library - Université de Montréal

Law resources for Canada and Quebec, and some international links; includes links to the complete text of all Supreme Court of Canada decisions dating back to 1985

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LexUM - Centre de recherche en droit public

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Law Commission of Canada - the LCC is an independent federal law reform agency that advises Parliament on how to improve and modernize Canada’s laws. The Commission's work is structured around four complementary themes: Personal Relationships - Social Relationships - Economic Relationships - Governance Relationships
NOTE:
Law Commission of Canada abandoned by Conservative government
The Law Commission of Canada was informed on the 25th of September, 2006, of the federal government’s decision to eliminate the Commission’s funding.
(From the now-defunct LCC English homepage)

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Canadian Constitutional Documents, 1867-2001

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Jurist Canada - The Law Professors' Network MEGASITE! Incl. Law Journals - Online Articles - Presentations - JURIST Live! - Conferences - Resource Pages - Topical Guides - Country Guides - Reference Desk - Internet Toolkit - JURIST Search - Law Schools

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Bora Laskin Law Library

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Canada Gazette (history)

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Law Society of Upper Canada
"The Law Society of Upper Canada is the self-governing body for lawyers in Ontario. The primary responsibility or mandate of the Law Society is to regulate the legal profession in the public interest according to Ontario law and the Law Society's rules, regulations and guidelines."

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World Legal Systems
http://www.juriglobe.ca/
Visitors pick your language! This University of Ottawa website can be read in six different languages, including Arabic, Russian, Chinese and English. The "About JuriGlobe" link, on the left hand side menu of any page, explains the three main goals of the site. Visitors will learn that the law professors who formed this site feel there should be more recognition and consideration of "the diversity of the various legal systems, their languages and their economic and demographic importance in the world." Once visitors choose their language, they will be redirected to a map that shows the different types of law that govern the countries of the world. Across the top of the map are links to explanations of the different types of law, as well as which countries have a combination of laws or a unified system of laws. The types of law represented on the map are "Civil Law", "Common Law", "Muslim Law", "Customary Law", and "Mixed Systems". The "Demographic Distribution" link on the left hand side menu illustrates with graphs and tables the percentage in which the world population is represented by the various legal systems.
Review by:
The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2010.
http://scout.wisc.edu/


NOTE: for more links to information about case law in the area of welfare and related policy,
go to the Canadian Social Research Links Case Law / Court Decisions / Inquests
page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/caselaw.htm



Fraud - Fraude


Where to report suspected welfare fraud/abuse
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From time to time, people write to me at Canadian Social Research Links asking for contact information where they can report a case of welfare fraud that they feel has occurred or is still going on. There is no single national government contact point, but if you start at the "Links to Provincial-Territorial Departments Responsible for Welfare" page of this website and click on the link for your jurisdiction, you'll find contact information for the department in your province or territory. You can either send an e-mail message to that department (either the head office or regional office near where you live), or find their phone coordinates and call them.


Welfare fraud in perspective
December 9, 2009
The provincial government is in the midst of "a new billion dollar boondoggle involving extravagant welfare overpayments," according to the opposition Conservatives. (...)
...with as many as 800 rules in place, is it any wonder that overloaded caseworkers don't follow all of them? Our mean-spirited and rules-bound social assistance system often serves to keep people down rather than give them a hand up. The system clearly needs an overhaul – a task the government has just assigned to an expert panel. But it's easier for the Conservatives to fulminate about people "scamming the system" than it is to advocate meaningful reforms to it.
Source:
Toronto Star

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The Treatment of Welfare Fraud
by the Ontario Government: 1995-2003
(11 pages)
2004
By Morgan Duchesney
Everything you wanted to know about Mike Harris and the Common Sense Revolution, and more.
[The author is a Canadian writer and martial arts instructor with an interest in social justice and international affairs.]
Source:
honeybadgerpress.ca
The Honeybadgerpress challenges the tired thinking common in the mainstream corporate media concerning politics, economics and war.

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Welfare Fraud: The Constitution of Social Assistance as Crime (PDF file - 475K, 137 pages)
http://goo.gl/b8mLr
By: Professor Janet Mosher, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
and Professor Joe Hermer, Division of Social Sciences, University of Toronto at Scarborough
March 2005
[Paper prepared for the Law Commission of Canada]
"The number of convictions for 2001-02 (393 convictions) is roughly equivalent to 0.1 percent of the combined social assistance caseload and one percent of the total number of allegations."[p. 34]
NOTE: this paper offers some excellent information on welfare reforms in Ontario in the mid-1990s, and it covers a number of contentious issues, including the Mike Harris welfare snitch phone hotline, the Spouse-in-the-House rule, "enhanced verification" and "consolidated verification procedures", fraud vs. client error, welfare fraud vs fraud in the areas of income taxes and employment standards, the Kimberly Rogers case, and more...

Where I found this link:
Social Assistance Law Resources - includes Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program, how to apply for benefits, appeals, and workfare.
[ part of Resources and Tools ]
[ part of CLEONet ]

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Blaming the Victim - Opposing viewpoints about welfare fraud in Canada (from the BC Teachers' Federation)

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C. A. MacDonald & Associates

Reducing Fraud and Waste in Income Security Programs In Canada (1996)
- 75K zip file, WordPerfect format
- identifies several critical types of fraud which the various Canadian federal, provincial, territorial and municipal income security systems find difficult to identify and prevent because of current federal legislation.

Early Detection and Prevention Programs: Strategies for British Columbia
March, 1995

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United Council on Welfare Fraud - The United Council on Welfare Fraud (UCOWF) is an international organization of approximately 2,000 individuals from the United States and Canada who have combined their efforts to fight fraud, waste, and abuse in social service programs.




 Polls and Surveys - Sondages

Ready for Leadership:
Canadians’ perceptions of poverty
(PDF - 516K, 25 pages)
October 2008
By Trish Hennessy & Armine Yalnizyan

Source:
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Angus Reid Global Monitor


Americans, Canadians Concerned About Poverty

September 6, 2007
Adults in two North American nations are worried about financial inequality, according to a poll by Angus Reid Strategies. 89 per cent of respondents in the United States—and 80 per cent of respondents in Canada—believe poverty is a very or moderately serious problem in their respective countries.
Source:
Angus Reid Global Monitor

Compas Public Opinion and Customer Research
Corporate Research Associates Inc.
Decima Research
Ekos Research Associates
Environics Research Group

Ipsos Canada

Leger Marketing
NRG Research Group
Pollara Public Opinion and Market Research
SES Research
The Strategic Counsel

Why I'm not personally a big fan of polls
(...although I'm not sure whether this example speaks worse about polls or residents of the Big Apple)

 

 

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