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Ford government disbands Liberals' expert panel to end violence against women

Ontario's Progressive Conservative government has pulled the plug on an expert panel to end violence against women that was established under the Liberals to provide strategic advice on policies.

Community and Social Services Minister Lisa...

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October 22-26: Social Justice Week at Ryerson

Information from Ryerson University: The 8th Social Justice Week at Ryerson University highlights the inspiring, and often under-appreciated, efforts of grassroots organizations and community members currently involved in...

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October 25: Community Information Session in Thunder Bay

The Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre would like to invite you to a FREE community information session on The Office of the Children's Lawyer (OCL):

· What is the OCL?...

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Campus sexual assault requires complex approach around education, say legal experts

While post-secondary institutions and their legal departments have been looking at the role they can play in educating students around the issue of consent, some legal experts say education should start well before students get to campus.

The...

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Editorial: Let's be clear on the law about drinking and assault

From a Toronto Star editorial: Here we go again.

Just as the #MeToo and Time's Up movements are beginning to hold men accountable for unwanted sexual advances and violence against women, an Ontario...

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North Bay police chief hopes new approach helps curb rash of unfounded sexual violence cases

An investigation looking into unfounded sexual assault cases across Canada has led to change in the North Bay Police Service.

Last year, the Globe and Mail reported that North Bay had one of the worst sexual assault unfounded rates in the...

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New Episode of Architects of Justice Podcast: Episode 5: Beyond Tweets

Information from The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG): Recent high profile cases have sparked new dialogue about sexual violence. High profile cases, mandatory training for judges in sexual assault law and the role of social...

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Ontario judge restores defence of extreme drunkenness in sexual assaults

The defence of extreme intoxication in sexual-assault cases is back in Ontario, after a judge ruled that a federal law removing it violates the constitutional rights of the accused.

The ruling comes in a case in which a man voluntarily took a...

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Drugging suspected in majority of sex assaults, hospital study shows

More than half of sexual assault cases treated at the Ottawa Hospital in 2015 involved victims who suspected they'd been drugged, startling new research shows.

According to a study published earlier this month in the Emergency Medicine...

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There's a new legal protection for sexual harassment complainants

Canadian courts don't have a great track record of accommodating sexual harassment complainants, but an Ontario court decision could help change that.

On the face of it, it's a wrongful termination suit.

Mark Render contends he was...

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