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Prepared by: Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic Current as of: February 22, 2021 Q: What change is proposed for Employment Insurance (EI) regular benefits? On February 19, 2021, the Government of Canada proposed that the number of weeks available for EI regular benefits be increased by up to an additional 24 weeks. The new […]

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By Nicholas Keung Immigration Reporter Tue., Feb. 9, 2021 Natalie Zhang fled domestic abuse and stayed in a shelter with her two children for three years while trying to build a new life in Canada. Studying and working at the same time, the single mother, already entangled in costly legal fights for her asylum and with her […]

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February 9, 2021 Community Legal Clinic Sues Federal Government for Denying Canada Child Benefits to Low Income Precarious Immigrant Families and Children The Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (CSALC) has filed a law suit before the Tax Court, alleging that the Canadian Government discriminates against low income children and families with precarious immigration status […]

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SOCIAL JUSTICE LAWYER PERMANENT POSITION CHINESE AND SOUTHEAST ASIAN LEGAL CLINIC Funded by Legal Aid Ontario (LAO), the Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (CSALC) is a dynamic community legal clinic which serves low income members of Chinese, Vietnamese, Cambodian and Laotian communities in Ontario.  Recognized for its advocacy work on behalf of disadvantaged communities, […]

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Avvy Go is the clinic director at the Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic. Debbie Douglas is the executive director of Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants. Shalini Konanur is the executive director of South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario. On Monday, Canada’s first female Finance Minister delivered the fall economic statement (FES), and appropriately, […]

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Toronto Star: Three times more racialized renters live in overcrowded housing in Toronto than non-racialized renters — and the starkest gap is among those born in Canada, study says

By Victoria GibsonLocal Journalism Initiative Reporter Mon., Nov. 16, 2020 If you look at Toronto renters who spend at least 30 per cent of their income on housing — a traditional marker of unaffordability — you might miss the deep racial divides of the city’s housing crisis. There’s barely a gulf between racialized and non-racialized […]

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 New COVID-19 Benefits: Canada Recovery Benefit, Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit, and Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit Prepared by: Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic Current as of: October 22, 2020 pdf: CSALC – Website Write-up re. Bill C-4 – Oct. 22, 2020 Introduction   On October 2, 2020, the Government of Canada introduced 3 new benefits in […]

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