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CCLA Know Your Rights Guide to Protesting

If you're planning to demonstrate, says the CCLA, be safe, be careful, and know your rights. They have prepared a one-page pdf that outlines your rights and responsibilities at protests in Canada...

Article source:
Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA)
Posted:
January 30, 2017

We need to help our prisoners safely take drugs: Opinion

This opinion piece says that's the only way to solve the HIV and hepatitis epidemic in prisons.

Article source:
Precedent
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January 30, 2017

Legal loopholes cost workers millions in lost wages: Report

The province's employment legislation — the main source of protection for the majority of workers — contains more than 85 special rules that exclude some jobs from minimum standards.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
January 30, 2017

New website provides public with legal information

The justice sector partners involved in the Steps to Justice website are collaborating on content development to ensure the information is accurate and practical.

Article source:
Manitoulin Expositor
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January 30, 2017

Funding available for legal projects that foster innovation, address emerging needs

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce that the call for applications for our Responsive Grants program is now open.

Article source:
The Law Foundation of Ontario
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January 30, 2017

In wake of Sun Sea acquittals, calls to end refugee detentions

CCR executive director Janet Dench says the Liberal government's resettling of Syrian refugees "marks a strong change" from the previous government but the Conservative rules need to be undone.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
January 27, 2017

February & March: Two-part webinar series on family reunification

When: 

  • Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 2 p.m.

Where: Online

Canadian Council for Refugees webinars include encore presentations from popular CCR Consultation sessions, as well as other topics of interest to refugee and newcomer advocates.

Article source:
Canadian Council for Refugees
Posted:
January 27, 2017

Ontario's small claims court judges to get training on illegal interest rates

A Toronto Star investigation revealed Toronto's busy small claims court was unwittingly enforcing illegal high-interest loan contracts signed by vulnerable borrowers.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
January 27, 2017

How to legally organize a demonstration in Toronto: Reasonable Doubt

Keep these tips in mind: apply for permits or notify the proper authority weeks in advance; keep it peaceful; be polite and calm with police; know your rights; and bring your cell phone.

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NOW
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January 27, 2017

Privacy experts call for rules on government monitoring social media

The Canada Revenue Agency has been scrutinizing the Facebook pages, Twitter feeds, and other social media posts of Canadians it suspects could be cheating on their taxes.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
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January 26, 2017

Ontario landlords, here's what to do if your tenant won't pay rent: Reasonable Doubt

An eviction order by the Landlord and Tenant Board doesn't necessarily mean that a tenant will be evicted promptly.

Article source:
NOW
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January 26, 2017

AIDS Committee of Toronto spokesperson says he's 'horrified' by cop's 'irresponsible' comment

Toronto police issued an apology over the incident in a series of tweets Wednesday night.

Article source:
CTV News
Posted:
January 26, 2017

Toronto police can't stop you from filming them, nor seize your phone, lawyer says

In the wake of the incident, both Toronto Police Services and the Toronto Police Association have reaffirmed the public's right to film arrests, so long as the person recording is not obstructing...

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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
January 26, 2017

Is your gender really necessary on a passport?

The federal government is reviewing the use of sex information in identity documents after a landmark human rights case.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
January 26, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario
Posted:
January 25, 2017

Lack of strategy for senior prisoners raises human rights issues: advocates

"If people are sufficiently senile that they can't remember the nature of their crime, what's the point in continuing to punish them for it?": Catherine Latimer, John Howard Society of Canada.

Article source:
FindLaw.ca
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January 25, 2017

Ontario drivers with unpaid speeding tickets to be denied licence plates

Under changes the Liberal government is set to enact in May, people who have not paid fines for driving-based offences, such as speeding and careless driving, won't be able to get or renew their...

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
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January 25, 2017

Asian job seekers face disadvantage even when they have higher degrees, study finds

Although a master's degree can improve Asian candidates' chances of being called, it does not close the gap and their prospects don't measure up even to those of Anglo applicants with...

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
January 25, 2017

CRA scam adapting to go after former victims a 2nd time, RCMP warns

This time, fraudsters promise a refund for money lost to the scam, but request a processing fee from victims.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
January 24, 2017

WSIB lifts lid on secret drug list for injured workers

Industrial Accident Victims' Group of Ontario (IAVGO) has been battling for access to the board's formularies out of concern for clients it said experienced difficulty accessing treatment.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
January 24, 2017