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OPP overhauls sexual assault investigation process

Ontario Provincial Police officers who investigate sexual assault will soon receive new training, more supervision, additional resources and external scrutiny from local victim-support groups.

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Would a lawyer in 2017 advise a woman to report a rape?

From a Toronto Star opinion piece: Should a woman report a rape? I was ambivalent in 1980, when I answered this question for my column in Chatelaine magazine.

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GTA tennis league violates women's human rights, players charge

The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal will decide if a popular GTA tennis league discriminates against women, in a case that calls into question the way recreational sports leagues and facilities distribute prime playing time between women and men.

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Anti-abortion protestors and the right to free speech: Reasonable Doubt

From NOW Magazine's Reasonable Doubt column: There seems to be a rash of anti-abortion protesters around Toronto this summer, forcing images of aborted fetuses upon hundreds of passersby. The tactic for all the banners,...

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Provincial Government Working to Recruit More Judges from Indigenous and Diverse Communities

Information from a Government of Ontario news release: Ontario is working to promote greater diversity and improve gender balance in appointments to the Ontario Court of Justice.

Working with the Ontario Court of Justice and...

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'Believe the victim' has no place in courts, judge says in sexual assault ruling

In the latest acquittal related to a high-profile Canadian sexual-assault case, a judge has found three Toronto male police officers not guilty of forcing sex on a heavily intoxicated woman, and argued that the rising...

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Editorial: Hand the MMIWG inquiry over to Indigenous Canadians

From a Globe and Mail editorial: What is the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls for? Why does it exist, and what is it supposed to do? These are not rhetorical questions...

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Should police always be called when a student reports a sex assault to a university or college?

In a few weeks, thousands of Ontario university and college students will start their first full academic year since the province made it mandatory for post-secondary schools to have protocols in place for dealing with allegations of sexual assault....

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Ontario women to get free access to abortion pill starting Aug. 10

The Ontario government says it is giving women in the province more choice over their reproductive health by covering the cost of Mifegymiso, commonly referred to as an abortion pill, starting on Aug.10.

Mifegymiso, also known by the name RU-...

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'Great unfairness': 2 more sex assault cases where victims were jailed to ensure their court testimony

Starlite was 16 when she was shackled and penned in a holding cell behind an Edmonton courtroom, where she stared at the man who had sexually assaulted her at knifepoint.

Susan, a drug addict and street prostitute, was eight months pregnant...

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