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Ontario Government brings in 'pay transparency' bill aimed at closing gender wage gap

Pay transparency measures will begin with the Ontario public service before applying to large employers.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
March 06, 2018

On the Radar: Sexual harassment and human rights in Ontario

This month's On the Radar talks about making a human rights complaint about sexual harassment at work.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
March 06, 2018

Two years after they said they didn't, Toronto police admit they use Stingray cellphone snooping device

Toronto police have used an IMSI catcher, also known as a Stingray, in investigations ranging from a major drug and gun case to a bank robbery.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
March 05, 2018

LCO Launches Consultation Survey to Hear About Your Experiences

The Law Commission of Ontario has launched a survey to hear about the experiences faced by all Ontarians when dealing with and navigating through the last stages of life.

Article source:
Law Commission of Ontario
Posted:
March 05, 2018

Legal profession overdue for #MeToo movement to end 'inappropriate' conduct by judges, lawyers: litigator

A feminist lawyer tells law students their age and professional inexperience in no way disqualifies them from speaking out, fighting injustice, and leading change.

Article source:
The Lawyer's Daily
Posted:
March 05, 2018

'Neglect of duty' found in review of Thunder Bay police investigation into death of Indigenous man

First Nations chiefs are calling for the resignation of the Thunder Bay police chief after OIPRD finds "deficiencies" in the investigation of the death of an Indigenous man in 2015.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
March 05, 2018

Groupe de soutien pour femmes francophones ayant vécu de la violence de leur partenaire

CFS Ottawa will offer an 11-week support group for francophone women who have experienced or are experiencing abuse from a partner. 

Article source:
Catholic Family Service Ottawa
Posted:
March 05, 2018

5 Questions Renters Ask About Heat

ACTO staff lawyer Karen Andrews has more than 20 years of experience as a tenant lawyer and answers 5 questions about having no heat or not enough heat.

Article source:
Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)
Posted:
March 02, 2018

March 23: Older Women and Domestic Violence

When: Friday, March 23, 2018, 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. ET

Where: Online

This webinar is presented by Tamar Witelson, Legal Director at METRAC and Rochella Vassell from Elder Abuse Ontario, as part of the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) project.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
March 02, 2018

March 12: Parental Alienation, Family Law, and Mothers: a discussion

When: Monday, March 12, 2018, 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Where: Online

This webinar is presented by Tamar Witelson, Legal Director at METRAC and Malerie Rose, Lawyer, Rose Family Law as part of the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) project.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
March 02, 2018

Size as a human right in a #MeToo world

While sexual assault has dominated headlines, a larger discussion of fat‑shaming hasn't quite broken through to the mainstream in the same way. 

Article source:
Rabble.ca
Posted:
March 02, 2018

Register today for an upcoming webinar: Parental Alienation, Family Law, and Mothers on March 12, 2018

Date:March 12, 2018
Time: 12:30pm to 1:45pm

This webinar is presented by Tamar Witelson, Legal Director at METRAC and Malerie Rose, Lawyer, Rose Family Law as part of the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) project and hosted by CLEO.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
March 02, 2018

Register today for an upcoming webinar: Older Women and Domestic Violence March 23, 2018

Date: March 23, 2018
Time: 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Register at: 
https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=oso0gvpex4c6&campaign=lnr2t3ssij7a

This webinar is presented by Tamar Witelson, Legal Director at METRAC and Rochella Vassell from Elder Abuse Ontario, as part of the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) project and...

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
March 02, 2018

Ontario Government Launches New Strategy to End Gender-Based Violence

New measures include improving services and supports, early intervention to help youth who have experienced violence, increased public education, and training for service providers.

Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario
Posted:
March 01, 2018

'Own use' evictions on the rise in Toronto

Data provided by the Social Justice Tribunals Ontario (SJTO) shows "own use" eviction applications have almost doubled over the last five years.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
March 01, 2018

Canadians' confidential tax info to be shared with police in other countries

Michael Bryant, executive director of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, accuses the government of using the budget to hide controversial changes.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
March 01, 2018

March 6: Justice for Youth

When: Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: Centennial Branch, Toronto Public Library, 578 Finch Avenue West, Toronto, ON M2R 1N7

Emily, a lawyer from Justice for Children and Youth, will answer questions about rights at school, sexting gone wrong, consent, and all your other questions.

Article source:
Toronto Public Library
Posted:
March 01, 2018

London community rallies around cancer survivor hit with fine for offering patients at-cost rides to hospital

Jeff Schlemmer, head of Neighbourhood Legal Services, has started a GoFundMe campaign to help cover the cost of the fine.

Article source:
Global News
Posted:
March 01, 2018

Budget 2018: What's in it for justice

The government has pledged new money for Canada's court system, access to justice, and fighting sexual assault and harassment in the workforce.

Article source:
Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
Posted:
February 28, 2018

March 14: Harassment at the Workplace

When: Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Where: Fairview Library, Room 2, 35 Fairview Mall Drive, Toronto, ON  M2J 4S4

Article source:
Toronto Public Library
Posted:
February 28, 2018