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Sweeping changes proposed for Criminal Code

Canada's largest criminal lawyers organization says there was a lack of consultation over the the federal government's proposed changes and predicts they will spark Charter challenges.

Article source:
Law Times
Posted:
April 18, 2018

Your rights as a photographer in Toronto

BlogTO presents some quick guidelines to follow for some common photography scenarios, with links to how to get further information.

Article source:
blogTO
Posted:
April 18, 2018

Legal aid eligibility increase means greater access to justice for low-income Ontarians

Community legal clinics and student legal aid services in Ontario will receive $7.2 million in funding over the course of 2018-19, says the release put out by the government.

Article source:
The Lawyer's Daily
Posted:
April 17, 2018

How to prevent jails from serving as the new asylums

There's growing concern about the number of people with mental illness and addiction in our corrections system, and an increasing number of police calls for people in emotional distress.

Article source:
Policy Options
Posted:
April 17, 2018

Steps to Justice has a new and improved design

After extensive user testing, CLEO is pleased to announce a new and improved redesign of the Steps to Justice website.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
April 17, 2018

Judges denounce 'egregious' delays at one of Canada's busiest courthouses

In less than two years, 21 narcotics cases in Brampton have collapsed. Judges and defence lawyers point to problems in the federal prosecution office.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
April 17, 2018

Opinion: The gay community has long been over-policed and under-protected. The Bruce McArthur case is the final straw

The Pride request that police withdraw from the upcoming parade stems from decades of frustration, says the author of this CBC opinion piece.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
April 16, 2018

If your neighbour's tree falls in your yard, who pays?

When it comes to storm damage, it's not always clear cut about who pays for the cleanup.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
April 16, 2018

Interrupted Childhoods and Overrepresentation in the Wrong Places

Given the lack of objective basis for racial definitions, some people query why we track racial statistics in society at all.

Article source:
Slaw
Posted:
April 16, 2018

Federal government to relax restrictions on immigration applicants with disabilities

The government will change the policy that bars prospective immigrants deemed medically inadmissible to Canada, as part of their aim to build an inclusive society.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
April 16, 2018

Immigrant women in Canada earn less, face more employment challenges: government report

Immigration department data shows a persistent gap between female immigrants and both their Canadian-born counterparts and male immigrants.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
April 13, 2018

May 3: Windsor Lunch and Learn: Clients with legal questions? CLEO can help.

When: Thursday, May 3, 2018, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Where: United Way Windsor-Essex County Boardroom, 300 Giles Boulevard East, Unit A1, Windsor ON

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
April 13, 2018

How Bill C-75 will impact the preliminary inquiry: Reasonable Doubt

The federal government announced legislation that would change sections of the Criminal Code, but it’s a bad idea, says this Reasonable Doubt columnist.

Article source:
NOW
Posted:
April 13, 2018

Sexual harassment in the workplace an 'epidemic': human resources survey

Sexual harassment is far more prevalent in Canadian workplaces than company executives would like to believe, a new report says.

Article source:
CTV News
Posted:
April 13, 2018

A new edition of Fighting an Eviction is now available from CLEO

Updated with the new rules that apply when a landlord claims they want to take over a rental unit for their own use. Also has new information on getting help to pay the rent.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
April 13, 2018

May 4: REGISTER now for the LIEN annual conference!

When:  Friday, May 4, 2018, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: 63 Gould Street, Oakham House, Ryerson University, Thomas Lounge (ground floor)

There is no registration fee for this conference and lunch will be provided. Space is limited. Preference will be given to those who register by April 29, 2018.

Article source:
Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN)
Posted:
April 12, 2018

Indigenous, Black children over-represented in foster care and group homes, inquiry says

An Ontario Human Rights Commission report says underlying social issues involved in over-representation of the children are "...

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
April 12, 2018

Youth-Police Dialogues: A chat with Ontario Justice Education Network

Guest author Michelle Thompson joins PLE Learning Exchange Ontario to share an interview she conducted about an innovative project that brings police and marginalized youth together.

Article source:
PLE Learning Exchange Ontario
Posted:
April 12, 2018

Ottawa moves to curb spread of payday loan outlets

The province recently changed the Ontario Municipal Act to allow cities to limit the number of payday loan outlets.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
April 12, 2018

Celebrated Indigenous law school dean resigns claiming systemic racism

Angelique EagleWoman, who became first Indigenous dean of a Canadian law school, says efforts to bring meaningful change “thwarted” by Lakehead University.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
April 12, 2018