We try to bring you the latest news and events on the law and access to justice issues in Ontario. Check out the latest news related to Campaigns and Law Reform. Please note: Posting news articles and/or links to third-party websites does not constitute an affiliation with or endorsement by CLEO. To receive a daily email bulletin of latest news and events, subscribe to our email bulletin. To submit a news article or event listing, use our submissions form.

Featured News

Latest News & Events

Minister Bennett Announces Launch of Negotiations Towards National Resolution to Sixties Scoop Litigation

On February 1, the Government of Canada issued a news release on the launch of negotiations towards a national resolution to Sixties Scoop litigation.

Article source:
Government of Canada - Gouvernement du Canada
Posted:
February 03, 2017

Prison visitors petition Ottawa to scrap sensitive drug scanners

The U.S. Bureau of Prisons stopped using ion scanners on visitors in 2009 after a study found the rate of false positives was as high as 91 per cent.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
February 03, 2017

Some Nexus cards revoked on both sides of border following U.S. executive order

The surprise revocations came Wednesday and have both men raising questions about whether their countries of origin are the reason.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
February 03, 2017

Canadians to pledge honour for Indigenous treaties in revised citizenship oath

New Canadians will soon promise to honour treaties with Indigenous peoples as part of their oath of citizenship.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
February 02, 2017

Employment Insurance Service Quality Review Report release

The federal government completed a nationwide consultation process with stakeholders and the public that gathered their views and ideas on ways to improve services to Canadians who rely on EI....

Article source:
Government of Canada - Gouvernement du Canada
Posted:
February 02, 2017

New consumer protection rules regarding retail energy contracts came into effect on January 1, 2017

Measures that came into force on January 1 include a ban on door-to-door energy retailers signing you up for an energy contract while they are at your home.

Article source:
Ontario Energy Board
Posted:
February 02, 2017

Toronto tenants crushed by rent hike exemptions

There is no yearly rent cap for properties built after 1991 because of a controversial exemption in RTA that was designed to spur the development of rental properties.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
February 02, 2017

Greater enforcement of hate speech laws needed in Canada

The lack of police devotion of resources and effort seems at odds with the scope of racial- and ethnic-based hate purveyance in Canada, certainly in proportion to the threat it represents: Opinion...

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
February 01, 2017

Ontario to offer free counselling for traumatized jurors

All jurors will be offered access to the program should they require it, whether they have served on a civil or criminal trial, or a coroner's inquest.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
February 01, 2017

February 15: Your Rights in the Workplace

When: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto

Led by Willowdale Community Legal Services, the workshop for newcomers will focus on Employment Standards, Human Rights, and Employment Insurance.

Article source:
The YMCA of Greater Toronto
Posted:
February 01, 2017

Law Professors call for Suspension of the Safe Third Country Agreement

The professors' letter is in response to Executive Orders by the US President that the signatories say are inconsistent with international law, and reflect bigotry, xenophobia, and nativist fear-...

Article source:
York University
Posted:
February 01, 2017

The Canadian Environmental Law Association January 2017 bulletin is now available

Topics covered in this issue include Healthy Great Lakes program, protection of Ontario drinking water, ban on water-taking permits, and joint submission on microbeads in toiletries regulation.

Article source:
Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA)
Posted:
January 31, 2017

How does Trump's immigration ban affect you? A Canadian guide

Who is affected by the ban? Who can still cross the border? Are you stranded in Canada? stranded in the U.S.? Can people blocked from the U.S. just come to Canada instead?

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
January 31, 2017

Couple in early 20s denied Toronto condo rental due to their age

Excellent credit reports, full-time jobs, and a combined income of about $80,000 a year weren't enough for a landlord who wished a young couple luck expending their energy on a complaint.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
January 31, 2017

Accessibility advocate appeals access to information fee

Lawyer David Lepofsky has appealed the $4,250 fee he had to pay to access information on how Ontario's accessibility law is being enforced...

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
January 31, 2017

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
Posted:
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
Posted:
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
Posted:
January 30, 2017