The Law Union News
Publisher: Toronto Law Union, Toronto, Canada
Periodical profile published 1977
Year Published: 1977
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX267
Monthly newspaper reports on the activities and interests of the Toronto Law Union.
Abstract: This monthly newspaper reports on activities and interests of the Toronto Law Union. The December '76 issue contains reports on the Ontario government's refusal to pass control of the Ontario Legal Aid Plan away from the Law Society and into independent hands. Community Legal Clinics face restrictions on community operation because government policy, which is hesitant to see them take on public issues. A second article looks at the proposed Bill 139 (Ontario), the Employee's Health and Safety Act. Workers face various threats in the workplace: risk of physical injury from equipment and danger from noise, dust, gases and heat; there are also dangers resulting from the mode of work itself which include psychological disorders, drug or alcohol dependencies, heart disease. Present and proposed legislation still leave unresolved the question of adequate inspection to assure that conditions required by law are met. The article hopes that Bill 139, in spite of its weaknesses, will pass as a beginning step towards a fuller industrial democratization.