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Canadian police dismiss 1 in 5 cases as unfounded, one result of which is that many women choose not to report sexual assaults to police out of fear they will not be taken seriously.
The committee specifically recommended that Statistics Canada resume collecting national numbers on unfounded cases of sexual offences, which it stopped collecting in 2006.
The National Housing Collaborative proposes a subsidy paid directly to tenants who cannot afford rent.
A new study says the Liberal government should rethink federal parental benefits and overhaul a system that is leaving out too many families and women.
Health Canada moved last year to allow the practice for people suffering from severe opioid addictions after other treatments had failed.
If you call yourself a feminist, says this writer, get behind the push to raise the minimum wage to $15/hour, for the women cobbling together a living from poorly paid, precarious jobs.
The College of Family Physicians of Canada specifies three groups for whom isolation is particularly "inappropriate": youth, inmates with medical problems, and inmates with mental illnesses.
Canadian citizens cannot be detained under the IRPA; these children became de facto detainees because they were in the care of a parent who was detained and is a foreign national or permanent resident.
Lawyers across Canada have asked for criminal proceedings to be dismissed in more than 800 cases because of unreasonable delay, a Globe and Mail review found.
"Like much of the systemic discrimination in the criminal-justice system, failure to properly investigate and prosecute sexual offences likely begins with an overreliance...on stereotypes."
Over the past decade, more than 50 lawyers saw their fees reduced by an adjudicator of the Independent Assessment Process (IAP) on 10 or more occasions - one lawyer had to pay back more than $2 million.
Lawyers across Canada have sought to suspend more than 800 criminal cases for unreasonable delay – including more than a dozen murder, attempted murder, and manslaughter cases.
The minister says she is open to implementing the Philadelphia Model, an oversight program in which frontline advocacy groups review sex-assault files with senior officers once a year.
In light of an investigation that exposed serious flaws in law-enforcement practices across the country, 32 police forces serving more than 1,000 communities have launched investigations.
The Federal Court of Canada has issued a landmark ruling that paves the way for a Canadian version of the right to be forgotten.
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 government.
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 lead to charges.
More than 5,000 allegations of sexual assault are closed as unfounded by Canadian law enforcement every year, according to a Globe and Mail investigation.
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.