Began working with out local cable
station to produce a legal information series on the legal system
called “Down To Cases.” “Down To Cases” was revived again in
1987-90. Clinic staff worked with the same local cable station
to produce legal information programs on poverty law issues.
Documented a serious complaint
against a collection agency for illegal business practices.
As a result of the clinic’s advocacy the Ministry of Consumer
and Commercial Relations revoked the agency’s licence.
Challenged a discriminatory taxi
bylaw in Trenton and liberalized the taxi bylaws and broke a
Started a tenant information series
in the intelligencer called “Living with the Landlord.”
Represented a young native client in a case challenging Section
120 of the Indian Act that read, in part, “an Indian
Child who is expelled or suspended from school shall be deemed
to be a juvenile delinquent.” Ontario Provincial Court
Judge D.K. Kirkland ruled the section racially discriminatory
and struck it down. This case was precedent-setting and
was reported across Canada.
Through court action, and subsequent media attention, ensured
Belleville’s parking bylaw was properly enforced thereby
preventing illegal towing and exorbitant towing charges to city
Represented an ad hoc committee of concerned citizens to prevent
aerial spraying for gypsy moth in the Kaladar area.
Challenged the Hastings County Social Services Committee’s
arbitrary withdrawal of special and supplementary assistance
under the General Welfare Assistance Act.
Represented the Belleville Tenants Association in a successful
challenge to the Residential Tenancies Commission reducing the
landlord’s rental increase from 50% to 20%.
Settled a human rights complaint, on the basis of handicap, on
behalf of a quadriplegic person against the Ontario Housing
Authority who had been refused accommodation.
Represented a citizen’s group in Ameliasburg Township fighting a
large scale illegal whey disposal being carried on by a local
dairy. Clinic staff worked with the Canadian Environmental
Law Foundation, a legal clinic specializing in environmental
first satellite office in Madoc above the Centre Hastings
Resource Centre open Friday afternoons.
to establish Youth Habilitation Quinte Inc. to serve the needs
of youth 16 and 17 years old and older for counselling,
financial and housing help, education and training, and legal
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