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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.

March 22, 2018

New technology aims to give victims of sexual violence a more positive reporting experience

The online tools are encrypted, available 24/7, and programmed to be non-judgmental, giving survivors control over how, when,. and where they disclose.

March 20, 2018

Ottawa to force gun vendors to keep track of firearm sales

The records would not be shared with the government on a regular basis, but they would be available to police with a judicial warrant as part of criminal investigations.

March 20, 2018

Toronto mayor calls for independent review of McArthur murder case

"The community, understandably, is highly disturbed by the idea that Bruce McArthur was known to the police," said Shakir Rahim, a director at the Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention.

March 07, 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.

March 01, 2018

Canada shouldn't be smug when it comes to guns

When the gun-sick United States is factored out, it is clear that among developed nations, Canada has a bad – and worsening – gun problem.

February 23, 2018

Holiday pay changes have Ontario employers scratching their heads

Some business owners believe the government is trying to force businesses to hire more full-time staff, even when employees are opting for part-time work.

February 21, 2018

Temporary supervised drug-use site to open in London, Ont.

It's the first of what is expected to be many under a new provincial emergency response program that will fill the gap for communities waiting on permanent supervised injection sites.

February 12, 2018

Justice Minister Wilson-Raybould concerned about low number of Indigenous people on juries

The issue came into focus last week in the trial of Gerald Stanley, who is accused of killing 22-year-old Cree man Colten Boushie on his Saskatchewan farm in 2016.

February 05, 2018

Nova Scotia human-rights case seeks to establish right to supported housing for people with disabilities

The case could set a national precedent for other actions where people with disabilities say being forced to live in institutions in order to receive publicly funded care is discriminatory.

February 05, 2018

Colten Boushie's family should be upset: Our jury selection procedure is not fair

Jury selection took only a day in this controversial case. The Canadian way of selecting jurors may be efficient, but it is not fair, says law professor Kent Roach.

January 31, 2018

Liberal budget will contain funds to keep more Indigenous kids out of foster care: Philpott

The Indigenous child-welfare system remains "a humanitarian crisis," Jane Philpott told reporters on Tuesday.

January 24, 2018

Liberals announce $20-million for gender-based violence prevention

The federal government is devoting $20-million to develop projects aimed at preventing gender-based violence in communities that have a shortage of support for victims and their families.

January 17, 2018

Provincial government to renovate former youth jail to help shelter Toronto's homeless

Ontario Housing Minister Peter Milczyn says provincial staff have identified the former York Detention Centre as the best, and only, provincial location that meets the city's needs.

January 10, 2018

Canadian executives say sexual harassment isn't an issue at their companies: report

A large majority of Canadian executives don't believe sexual harassment is a problem at their company – despite nearly a third of them admitting they know of specific cases.

December 19, 2017

Canada's solitary-confinement laws are unconstitutional, judge rules

An Ontario Superior Court judge has ruled that current laws governing the use of solitary confinement in Canadian prisons are unconstitutional, concluding a Charter application launched nearly two years ago.

December 18, 2017

Internet activist says Canada should enshrine net neutrality in law

The prime minister told reporters at a housing announcement in Toronto late Wednesday, that "we need to continue to defend net neutrality. And I will."

November 24, 2017

Ottawa sets date for LGBTQ apology, but compensation not yet settled

Advocates for people criminally charged or fired from their government job because they were gay are celebrating news of a historic apology in the House for their mistreatment.

November 20, 2017

Toronto editor of Your Ward News faces hate-related charges

James Sears and Leroy St. Germaine have been charged with wilful promotion of hatred against Jews and women, through their publication, Your Ward News.

November 17, 2017

How police stats fail the victims of sexual assault

Over the past two decades, Statistics Canada reported a significant dip in reported sexual assaults, from the rate of one in 10 to an all-time low of one in 20.

November 02, 2017