Liberals to scrap policy that rejects sick, disabled immigrants

Canada is committed to ditching a policy that rejects immigrants because they're sick or disabled and could be a drag on the health system, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says.

Calling it an "important and sensitive" issue, Hussen said the...


Toronto child poverty divided along racial lines

Toronto remains the child poverty capital of Canada with more than one in four kids living in low-income families, says a new report based on the 2016 census.

But even more troubling is the racial divide among the...


Police warn of fraud scam targeting Mandarin speakers in the GTA

Toronto police are sounding the alarm over what they say are a set of fraud and extortion scams targeting the city's Mandarin speakers. 

The suspects are contacting victims in the Greater Toronto Area by phone and instant messaging ...


Farooqi and Elghawaby: Nothing honourable about violence against women

From an opinion piece in the Ottawa Citizen: Survivors of gender-based violence need to be believed and supported. They also need society to describe the harm they experience with appropriate language. Yet time and again, violence...


Immigration and Citizenship Law Updates

The HIV AIDS Legal Clinic of Ontario has put together an informative update on some changes to immigration law. 

Specifically, the federal government has made changes to the law that will benefit people who want to bring their children to...


Death of woman, 50, detained by Canada border agency in Milton, renews calls for more oversight

A 50-year-old woman detained by Canadian immigration officials in a maximum-security prison in Milton, Ont., died on Monday, prompting more calls from critics for reform of the system. 

She was detained at the Vanier Centre for...


There will be no justice in the prison death of Soleiman Faqiri

From a Macleans Magazine article: "The nightmare continues," Yusuf Faqiri says after reading the shocking response from the Kawartha Lakes Police Service regarding the brutal death...


November 28: Equity, Inclusion & Racial Justice Change-Making Conversation

Information from Chinese & South Asian Legal Clinic: A community forum to bring together First Peoples and peoples of colour to share their respective visions, strategies and priorities on: 


November and December 2017: Free workshops at HALCO

Information from HALCO: The HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO) is pleased to announce our next series of free Public Legal Education Workshops taking place in person at our office in November and December...


The truth about Canada's immigration detention system is shocking: Reasonable Doubt

News stories in the last six months have been rife with questionable detentions of foreign nationals and permanent residents for immigration reasons. In April, there was the long-fought release of...

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