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CCR calls for a refugee resettlement plan reflecting equity for all regions

The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) urges the...

Article source:
Canadian Council for Refugees
Posted:
May 26, 2016

Ontario Human Rights Commission calls for big changes in policing

Ontario is in the midst of a once-in-a-generation opportunity as the provincial government cracks open the laws governing policing. With an exclusive look at submissions for change from Ontario’s...

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
May 26, 2016

What's new from the PLE Learning Exchange: Adventures in PLE, part 1

Guest author Barbara Hurd, a long-time community legal worker, talks about some of her experiences using games in her PLE work.

Article source:
PLE Learning Exchange Ontario
Posted:
May 26, 2016

Liberals to repeal anti-strike legislation that redefined 'essential service'

The 2014 budget omnibus bill made it illegal for any federal bargaining unit to strike if 80 per cent or more of the positions in that unit are declared necessary for providing an essential...

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
May 26, 2016

Ontario government takes Halton Catholic board to task on anti-bullying policy

The province will contact the Halton Catholic school board after trustees voted against updating an anti-bullying policy over concerns about mentioning sexual orientation and gender identity.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
May 26, 2016

May 31: Access Awareness Event on Developmental Services and Legal Rights

When: Tuesday, May 31, 2016, Panel Discussions: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., Reception: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Where: Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen St. W., Toronto - Please enter through east-side doors facing Nathan Phillips Square

ARCH Disability Law Centre and the Law Society of Upper Canada present an event about community inclusion and full citizenship of persons labelled with intellectual disabilities.

Article source:
ARCH Disability Law Centre
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May 26, 2016

Lawyers launch free women's legal clinic in B.C.

The free legal clinic is the first of its kind in B.C. since the province cut back legal aid funding by 40 per cent in 2002.

Article source:
Metro
Posted:
May 25, 2016

Report to assess role of killer's 'cultural' background in shooting

A judge has agreed to postpone a Halifax murderer's sentencing pending an assessment of whether his African-Nova Scotian background "played a role" in the crime.

Article source:
Macleans Magazine
Posted:
May 25, 2016

New program to help front-line Ottawa police deal with sexual assault victims starts today

"Listen. Believe. And don't judge:" That's the lesson Staff Sgt. Angela McDade will be teaching to front-line officers in Ottawa's police force in a new training program.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
May 25, 2016

Medical regulators in every province impose safeguards for assisted dying

Most of those provincial guidelines impose safeguards similar to — or even more stringent than — those included in the federal government's proposed new law on assisted death.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
May 25, 2016

June 3: Lunch & Learn / Dîner - Causerie: Family Law/ Droit de la Famille

When: Friday, June 3, 2016, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Where: Catholic Centre for Immigrants, 219 Argyle Ave, Room 113, Ottawa

This is an informal, bilingual meeting held over lunch for service providers in Ottawa on the topic of family law.

Article source:
Connecting Ottawa/Connexion Ottawa
Posted:
May 25, 2016

I was bumped from speaking to the House. I need to say this: Migrant workers need better rights

Teta Bayan says, "Migrant workers deserve permanent immigration status so that we have the same rights as everyone else."

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
May 25, 2016

Will Canadian doctors grant assisted death without a new law?

Canadian doctors and nurses are going to find themselves in a "very difficult situation" come June 6 if the government doesn't pass a new law on assisted dying: CMA vice president.

Article source:
Global News
Posted:
May 24, 2016

Report slams Ontario's child protection system

The "Because Young People Matter" report says youth must have a say in how the...

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
May 24, 2016

Same-sex parents still struggle for legal recognition

A decade after courts ruled legal hoops were unconstitutional, forms still list "mother" and "father."

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
May 24, 2016

More aboriginal students needed in Ontario law schools: academics

The fact that most law schools in Ontario are in the southern part of the province is a barrier to aboriginal people applying, especially for those who live in remote northern communities.

Article source:
Law Times
Posted:
May 24, 2016

Court erred in sentencing Aboriginal man, Court of Appeal rules

Emily Hill, representing Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto as an intervenor in the case, said it must be considered an Aboriginal case even though Kreko was raised as a white child.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
May 24, 2016

Liberals accused of breaking promise to uphold 'sacred obligation' to veterans

The justice department has moved forward with a court case that would give the government the option of denying lifelong pensions to injured soldiers.

Article source:
CTV News
Posted:
May 20, 2016

Opinion: Focus on high-risk offenders to prevent victimization

Heidi Illingworth, Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime, says we should be investing in programs such as those that closely monitor dangerous offenders who are released into the community...

Article source:
Victim Justice Network
Posted:
May 20, 2016

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 20 May 2016

Top stories include CCPA study on indigenous child poverty, migrant worker program, what happens if the safety net fails?, dental care reform, Syrian refugees, and pension reform.

Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)
Posted:
May 20, 2016