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Justice coordinators seek equity for Indigenous people in justice sector

The Indigenous Justice Program is established and delivered by community legal clinics in Southwestern Ontario and funded by Legal Aid Ontario.

Article source:
AnishinabekNews.ca
Posted:
April 03, 2018

March 2018 issue of Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime newsletter

Topics in this issue of National Justice Network Update include how TPS handles missing persons cases, gender equality in 2018 federal budget, provincial gender-based violence strategy, and more...

Article source:
Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime
Posted:
March 29, 2018

Toronto police, Pride parade discussions reveal rocky relationship

A Toronto police request to march in the June 24 Pride Parade follows months of talks and false starts between police and the city's LGTBQ community.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
March 29, 2018

Liberals propose major criminal justice changes to unclog Canada's courts

The bill include an end to peremptory challenges in jury selection, which became a flashpoint during the trial of Gerald Stanley in the death of  Colten Boushie.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
March 29, 2018

April 11: Community Information Session on Federal Credits and Benefits, Thunder Bay

When: Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Where: Italian Cultural Centre, 132 Algoma St., Thunder Bay

Canada Child Benefit and the Child Disability Benefit, benefits after separation or divorce, issues with the CRA's review process, and more.

Article source:
Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre
Posted:
March 29, 2018

Locked up at 12: A Métis woman tries to overcome the inequalities in Canada's justice system

Indigenous women represented 38 per cent of admissions to territorial and provincial adult female prisons in 2015/2016, according to data from Statistics Canada.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
March 29, 2018

Housing minister aims to curb 'renovictions'

"Renovictions" describes a landlord using rental housing law to push people out for renovations, then rents out the apartments at a much higher price.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
March 28, 2018

Equal pay for equal work: New rules in effect April 1

On November 27, 2017, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act became law, resulting in a number of changes to the Employment Standards Act (ESA), some...

Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario
Posted:
March 28, 2018

Trial in absence a real Toronto tragedy

In Toronto alone, hundreds of homeless accused have been tried and convicted of provincial offences without having ever set foot in a courtroom.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
March 28, 2018

Canadian Environmental Law Association's March 2018 Bulletin

Topics covered in CELA's March issue include radon-in-schools petition, stopping toxic chemicals, protecting against triclosan, asbestos regulations, protecting our water, and more.

Article source:
Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA)
Posted:
March 28, 2018

Ontario judge urged to adopt new way of sentencing Black offenders

The case involving a man convicted of a firearm offence is an opportunity to address the problem of the over-incarceration of Black people, a lawyer has argued.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
March 28, 2018

Parkdale tenant strike expected to end after landlord backs down on rent increase

The two-month strike at a highrise was in protest of the landlord's attempts to raise rents by more than double the amount recommended by government.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
March 27, 2018

Canada will be better positioned to press U.S. on border issues after pot legalization

Because Canada will then have "moral authority" to assert claims about Canadians being banned over consuming a legal substance, says immigration lawyer Lorne Waldman.

Article source:
iPolitics.ca
Posted:
March 27, 2018

Standardized tests could soon be more fair to northwestern Ontario students

Currently, literacy tests sometimes ask students to respond to situations that are common to large cities, scenarios some students can't relate to.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
March 27, 2018

Support for Families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

If you are family, you can find support at one of Ontario's Family Information Liaison Units (FILUs).

Article source:
Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General
Posted:
March 27, 2018

When being stopped is no longer cool

The Violence 360 campaign is designed to prevent incidents of violence by sharing stories on social media about people's experiences.

 

Article source:
Ottawa Citizen
Posted:
March 26, 2018

Tenants say 'flimsy' law opens door to 'renovictions'

Toronto tenants evicted for renovations were shocked at a legal process that allowed the owner to kick them out and move new people back in — at three times the price.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
March 26, 2018

Slow process of sponsorship appeals keeps couples apart: Reasonable Doubt

It can take years for the Immigration Appeal Division to look at appealing foreign spousal sponsorship cases.

Article source:
NOW
Posted:
March 26, 2018

Canadians continue to be fooled by website that mimics government agency

Paying hundreds of dollars, Canadians continue to share personal and passport information with online companies.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
March 26, 2018

More Canadians are acting as their own lawyer because they don't have a choice

NSRLP's Julie Macfarlane tells The Sunday Edition's Michael Enright that Canadians are representing themselves in greater numbers because they cannot afford to pay high legal fees.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
March 25, 2018