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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

Police street checks in Peel plummet from 26,000 annually to just 2 in 2017

New regulations were introduced last year due to concerns about statistics that showed blacks were stopped by police in Ontario more often than whites in street checks.

Article source:
Brampton Guardian
Posted:
March 23, 2018

Teen gets three-year sentence in 'devastating' foster home fire that killed two people

Investigations of the fire have revealed a child protection system that doesn't know if minimal standards of care are being met and has no qualifications for caregivers, among other findings.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
March 23, 2018

University and college students being asked to fill in survey on sexual violence and harassment

Post-secondary Minister Mitzie Hunter says findings of a new survey is a part of government's move to improve services and supports for survivors. 

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
March 23, 2018

University of Victoria to launch first-of-its-kind Indigenous law program

The school views the program as a major step forward for reconciliation, by helping to ground Indigenous self-governance in aboriginal legal principles.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
March 22, 2018

How to protect your personal info on Facebook

Options include tweaking account settings, deleting your mobile app, or getting off Facebook altogether.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
March 22, 2018

21 Things This Book Can Tell You about the Indian Act

Bob Joseph's new book explains Indian Act's attempts at assimilation and how Canadians can find a hopeful path forward.

Article source:
The Tyee
Posted:
March 22, 2018

Cambridge Analytica: The legal implications for Facebook and everyone else

There are links here to information about lawsuits, fines, who's investigating, the use of data by political campaigns, and more.

Article source:
Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
Posted:
March 22, 2018

Sorry, you might not be allowed to smoke pot in your condo

Some condo boards in Toronto are moving to ban marijuana smoke as legalization looms.

Article source:
NOW
Posted:
March 22, 2018

Service Canada moves away from calling Canadians Mr., Mrs., or Ms.

According to documents obtained by Radio Canada, the French-language arm of CBC, front-line staff must now "use gender-neutral language or gender-inclusive language."

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
March 21, 2018

Why telling a U.S. border guard you've smoked pot could be dangerous, even once it's legalized

An American immigration lawyer says more Canadians could be banned for life from the U.S. if they admit to smoking pot, even after pot becomes legal in Canada.

Article source:
Global News
Posted:
March 21, 2018