Immigration Department cracks down on unlicensed 'ghost' consultants in China

In one of its biggest crackdown on unlicensed consultants, Ottawa has rejected applications filed from a single address of a company in China.

Posted:
February 17, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Canadian policies on cellphone searches at border aren't easy to find

According to CBSA policy, the agency doesn't need a warrant to search your phone, laptop, or electronic device, which all fall under the Customs Act's broader definition of "goods."

Posted:
February 17, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

London police finalize carding policy, require FOI request for in-writing reason

Police will give a verbal reason and receipt to anyone they stop. But that document won't include the reason for the interaction - you'll have to file a freedom-of-information request for that.

Posted:
February 17, 2017
Article source:
London Free Press

March 2: Webinar on Lead in Drinking Water

When: Thursday, March 2, 2017, 1 p.m. ET

Where: Online

For more information: Anastasia anastasia@cela.ca or 647-705-7564

Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7824274657201072898

Presenters from CELA and the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change will discuss the Ontario government's past and current activities with respect to lead in drinking water. 

Posted:
February 17, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA)

Unfounded sexual assault cases: A human-rights issue

"Like much of the systemic discrimination in the criminal-justice system, failure to properly investigate and prosecute sexual offences likely begins with an overreliance...on stereotypes."

Posted:
February 16, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Lawyers who overcharged in residential-school cases have fees reduced

Over the past decade, more than 50 lawyers saw their fees reduced by an adjudicator of the Independent Assessment Process (IAP) on 10 or more occasions - one lawyer had to pay back more than $2 million.

Posted:
February 16, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

March 2: Training workshop for frontline workers on police powers, Sioux Lookout

When: Thursday, March 2, 2017, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: Sioux Lookout Friendship Centre, 52 King Street, Sioux Lookout

This workshop will cover roles and function of police, rights and warrants, search and seizure, how to file a complaint, differences in duty within police units, and human rights.

Posted:
February 16, 2017
Article source:
Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation

$10,000 fine for Toronto homeowner who used agencies like Airbnb to find tenants

The justice of the peace wants to send a message to stop short-term rentals, said the defendant was "thumbing his nose at the community and the city."

Posted:
February 16, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

February 28: Training workshop for frontline workers on police powers, Thunder Bay

When: Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: Thunder Bay Police Service Station, 1200 Balmoral Street, Thunder Bay

This workshop will cover roles and function of police, rights and warrants, search and seizure, how to file a complaint, differences in duty within police units, and human rights.

Posted:
February 16, 2017
Article source:
Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation

Q&A: Why a Mohawk community established its own legal system—the first of its kind in the country

Instead of following the standard of giving a punishment due to a crime, the Mohawk community of Akwesasne is finding ways to rehabilitate their members and create a stronger community.

Posted:
February 15, 2017
Article source:
This Magazine