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Rights tribunal slams Imperial Oil for cancelling job offer to engineer over immigration status

"...It is now clear that it is contrary to the Human Rights Code to exclude non-citizens who have the legal ability to work in Canada. They now must be considered for all positions."

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
July 26, 2018

CCLA, criminal lawyers raise red flags as Toronto approves increased surveillance

CCLA's Michael Bryant says the city has the right to make its choice on what and how much surveillance it wants, but its citizens need to be consulted.

Article source:
The Lawyer's Daily
Posted:
July 26, 2018

Why are so many condos passing non-smoking rules? Reasonable Doubt

In this week's Reasonable Doubt column, lawyer Tim Duggan examines why so many Toronto condominiums have passed restrictions on both tobacco and marijuana smoking.

Article source:
NOW
Posted:
July 25, 2018

Getting psychiatric care for loved one can be challenging for families

Options include organizations such as a local Schizophrenia Society or the Canadian Mental Health Association that can offer support, information, and advice to family members.

Article source:
CTV News
Posted:
July 25, 2018

Income support recipients are in worse or no better health than their peers. Why is social assistance failing at this important objective?

New evidence suggests that social assistance — the government system designed to provide those in poverty with income support — is not succeeding at protecting people's health.

Article source:
Policy Options
Posted:
July 25, 2018

Leave the phone at home: Privacy commissioner and advocates warn Canadians to keep data secure when crossing the border

The commissioner's updated guidelines on privacy at airports and borders advises that officers on both sides of the border can search your devices and ask for passwords.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
July 25, 2018

What would gunfire-tracking technology mean for civil liberties in Toronto?

OPINION: In the wake of yet another shooting, city council is set to approve millions in funding for surveillance. The issue deserves more than a rushed debate, writes John Michael McGrath.

Article source:
TVO.org
Posted:
July 24, 2018

Audit of immigration detention review system reveals culture that favours incarceration

The first-ever audit reveals a system that unfairly keeps people behind bars for months on end due to ill-informed adjudicators and a culture that favours incarceration.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
July 24, 2018

Should we treat crime as something to be cured rather than punished?

This article from The Guardian reports on how Scotland's police force has adopted a public health model to tackle violence.

Article source:
The Guardian
Posted:
July 24, 2018

Canadian police dismissing fewer sexual-assault cases

Police labelled 14 per cent of sexual-assault accusations as unfounded, down from 19 per cent for the years 2010-2014.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
July 23, 2018

Federal audit shows 'shocking' lack of fairness in the way immigration detainees are treated, says legal group

The audit shows immigration detention in Canada is "cloaked in unfairness and in urgent need of systemic reform": Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers.

Article source:
Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers
Posted:
July 23, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)
Posted:
July 23, 2018

Future of OW/ODSP Changes Uncertain: Take Action!

The new provincial government could decide they don't want to continue with these changes. ISAC has information and an Action Kit to use to show support for these changes.

Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)
Posted:
July 23, 2018

OHRC policy on preventing discrimination because of pregnancy and breastfeeding

This information from the Ontario Human Rights Commission explains when and why the Code applies with regard to breastfeeding.

Article source:
Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC)
Posted:
July 20, 2018

One-fifth of on-reserve families to miss out on child benefit boost: Duclos

Take-up rates for families on-reserve consistently lag behind the wider population — largely chalked up to lower tax filing rates among Indigenous families.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
July 20, 2018

Eight ways to prepare your organization for the legalization of marijuana

How businesses can get ready for the new reality coming October 17.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
July 20, 2018

I am Charity, Hear Me Roar: Court recognizes charities unlimited right to nonpartisan political advocacy for charitable purposes

The Superior Court of Ontario has recognized charities' unlimited right to nonpartisan political advocacy for charitable purposes.

Article source:
Ontario Nonprofit Network
Posted:
July 20, 2018

Mistaken for an illegal immigrant, Canadian sues after eight-month ordeal

His lawyers say the process is stacked against migrants (or in Mr. Ogunye's case, a Canadian mistaken for one) in which the board members usually accept the word of the CBSA.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
July 19, 2018

Toronto tennis league's rules discriminate against women, human rights tribunal rules

The decision comes in response to a complaint filed last August that claimed that men were given more opportunities to play.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
July 19, 2018

What good data mean for black youth in foster care

It wasn't until 2015, when the Toronto CAS released race-based data of the children in its care, that those who work in child welfare began taking the issue of racism in foster care seriously.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
July 18, 2018