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RCMP says it plans to review 'unfounded' sexual assault cases

The RCMP's plan to review 'unfounded' sexual assault cases follows calls from Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale to have police forces reevaluate how they handle the cases.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
February 10, 2017

Canadian Privacy in the Age of Trump: Michael Geist

A discussion on TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin on privacy issues in light of the Trump Executive Order that eliminates Privacy Act protections for non-U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Article source:
Michael Geist
Posted:
February 10, 2017

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 10 February 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)
Posted:
February 10, 2017

Ottawa should suspend refugee pact with U.S., Harvard report says

The U.S. is unsafe for refugees under U.S. President Donald Trump's executive orders, says a new review by Harvard University Law School.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
February 09, 2017

Toronto's Advocacy Centre for the Elderly offers tips to prevent abuse

Judith Wahl of the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE) offered advice and insights from her nearly four-decade career, 32 years of it as executive director of ACE.

Article source:
Inside Toronto
Posted:
February 09, 2017

March 2: Training on the OHRC Policy on preventing discrimination based on creed, Thunder Bay

When: Thursday, March 2, 2017, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Where: Provincial Government Building, 189 Red River Road, Thunder Bay, P7B 1A2

This free, one-day event features an overview of key issues in the new policy, including forms of discrimination based on creed and the duty to accommodate creed beliefs and practices.

Article source:
Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC)
Posted:
February 09, 2017

Video: Long-term care home where resident beaten cited several times for abuse

Jane Meadus of the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly says that in the past year, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has scaled back inspections of long-term care homes.

Article source:
CityNews.ca
Posted:
February 09, 2017

Did a Canadian court just establish a new right to be forgotten online?

The Federal Court of Canada has issued a landmark ruling that paves the way for a Canadian version of the right to be forgotten.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
February 08, 2017

Liberals revive funding for groups that take government to court

Ottawa has reinstated a program that allows groups to get federal funding to challenge laws they believe go against their Charter rights, after its abolition by the previous Conservative...

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
February 08, 2017

Tenants at 87 Jameson Ave. in Parkdale go on rent strike

Parkdale Community Legal Services' Cole Webber said the tenants will be at the Landlord and Tenant Board Feb. 8 to dispute the rent increases and ask that maintenance issues be resolved...

Article source:
Inside Toronto
Posted:
February 08, 2017

New deadline: Schedule 1 Class Action Claims, Clegg v. Ontario

April 28, 2017 is the new deadline to ask for money from the settlement of the Schedule 1 lawsuit.

Article source:
ARCH Disability Law Centre
Posted:
February 08, 2017

Call for applications now open - Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship

The fellowship gives nonprofit leaders the unique opportunity to further their careers and their causes through a paid fellowship.

Article source:
The Law Foundation of Ontario
Posted:
February 07, 2017

Anticipated Canadians with Disabilities Act to focus on employment: minister

Carla Qualtrough says removing accessibility barriers will be crucial to tackling long-standing low jobless rates among people with disabilities in Canada.

Article source:
CP24
Posted:
February 07, 2017

'Can you hear me?': New phone scam tricks you into saying, 'Yes'

A new scam has surfaced that relies on your voice to answer a simple question: "Can you hear me now"? Those are the words to watch out for, as scammers try to bait you into saying, "Yes."

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
February 07, 2017

Toronto Star launches legal challenge to end secrecy in Ontario tribunals

Provincial tribunals were designed to speed access to justice and take the burden off overcrowded courts. But they routinely block the public's right to know about disputes they handle.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
February 07, 2017

Lawyers warn court delays are creating black hole in Canada's justice system

The Current talks with two lawyers who have different views on why court delays are so common and what needs to be done about the problem.

Article source:
CBC Radio - The Current
Posted:
February 07, 2017

Editorial: Why are police calling so many sexual-assault complaints 'unfounded'?

The 5,500 sexual-assault complaints the police call "unfounded" every year aren't included in statistics about sexual assault, which in turn inflates the already low percentage of complaints that...

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
February 06, 2017

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 6 February 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)
Posted:
February 06, 2017

'Tragic trend': More Canadians travelling to Switzerland to end their lives

A growing number of Canadians are travelling to Switzerland to end their own lives, after Parliament passed a new law permitting doctor-assisted death that was widely criticized as too restrictive...

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
February 06, 2017

Child and spousal support when you are on social assistance: New edition now available

This CLEO resource outlines the new rules, describes what people need to do to get spousal support, and has other information about getting child and spousal support when on social assistance.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
February 06, 2017