Judge slashes elderly client's legal bill, says lawyer 'was obviously making it all up as he went along'

A Toronto judge has drastically reduced an elderly woman's six-figure legal bill after finding her lawyer was unable to explain how he reached the amount.

Posted:
August 15, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Trinity Western students won't have to sign covenant banning sex outside straight marriage

The change will come into effect at the beginning of this school year, but faculty and staff will still have to sign the convenant.

Posted:
August 15, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

On the Radar: New rules about working while getting Employment Insurance

People can work part-time while getting most types of EI benefits. Some of the rules about how much of their earnings they can keep changed on August 12, 2018.

Posted:
August 15, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

August 29: Information Session on Sex Ed and Your Human Rights

When: Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

Where: The 519, 519 Church St, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9

Contact: Athena Caldarola 416.920.1633 x8221 or caldara@lao.on.ca for more info and/or to register.

This is an information session where people (especially youth!) can learn about opportunities to participate in a legal challenge to the repeal of Ontario's sex ed curriculum.

Posted:
August 15, 2018
Article source:
Justice for Children and Youth

HALCO news Summer 2018 newsletter is now available

This issue includes updates on criminalization of HIV non-disclosure, improvement to Canada's immigration medical inadmissiblity regime, and more.

Posted:
August 14, 2018
Article source:
HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario

September 11: Discover the CCR Migrant Workers Report Cards and how to use them

When: Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Where: Online

If you are concerned about migrant workers' rights, would like to learn more and find out how you can use these report cards, then this webinar is for you.

Posted:
August 14, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Council for Refugees

Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott puts 3 overdose prevention sites on hold

Elliott says the sites in Thunder Bay, St. Catharines, and Toronto will be frozen as the province conducts a review of harm-reduction practices and determines if the sites "have merit."

Posted:
August 14, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

August 15: Community briefing on the future of the Basic Income Pilot Project, Hamilton

When: Wednesday, August 15, 2015, 1:30 p.m.

Where: Safe & Healthy Communities Committee of Hamilton City Council / City Hall Council Chambers, 71 Main Street West, Hamilton

A community briefing on the future of the Basic Income Pilot Project, hosted by Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction. 

Posted:
August 14, 2018
Article source:
Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction

Cannabis users will drive into murky territory when they get behind the wheel

Civil liberties advocates fear that sober people will end up receiving criminal records - and those at greatest risk will be medical cannabis users and racialized communities.

Posted:
August 13, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Victims aren't handing rape kits over to police, researchers find

The researchers want to encourage ERs Canada-wide to step up efforts to help sexual assault survivors to secure justice in what is often a complex and stigmatizing legal system.

Posted:
August 13, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)