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How workplace harassment can be prevented

A lawyer specializing in litigation and dispute resolution offers seven suggestions for preventing workplace harassment.

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May 16, 2018

Federal prisons to offer clean needles to injection-drug users

This answers a decades-long call by harm-reduction advocates who say the initiative prevents the transmission of blood-borne illnesses and to withhold it would violate Charter rights.

Posted:
May 15, 2018

Retired Supreme Court judges object to 50-year embargo on documents: 'Too long for any useful purpose'

Two retired judges of the Supreme Court of Canada say 50 years is too long to seal internal court documents revealing the communications between judges on cases.

Posted:
May 15, 2018

Supreme Court of Canada to keep records of deliberations secret for at least 50 years

The judges of the Supreme Court of Canada have ensured that documents disclosing their secret inner workings will not be revealed during their lifetime - and possibly ever.

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May 14, 2018

Builder accelerates evictions in Ottawa's Heron Gate neighbourhood as rebuild gathers pace

It's the second time in three years Timbercreek has relocated tenants in the neighbourhood, as the company looks to refashion the 40-acre site that is now home to 1,665 residents.

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May 11, 2018

How to find out what data Facebook and Google are keeping on you

This article is a guide in seven steps to protecting yourself from unwelcome data collection and abuse online in Canada.

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April 30, 2018

Toronto restaurant ordered to pay $10,000 after asking black customers to prepay for their meal

In her decision, adjudicator Esi Codjoe concluded that restaurant staff had violated section 1 of the province's human-rights code when they treated Mr. Wickham as "a potential thief in waiting."

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April 30, 2018

Judge won't declare presumption that black Canadians need special consideration in sentencing

A judge has rejected the idea of declaring a presumption that black Canadians should receive special consideration in sentencing, as Indigenous peoples do.
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April 23, 2018

Toking while white: A get out of jail card: Opinion

More likely to be arrested for cannabis possession than white people? Indigenous people in Regina, nearly 9 times more likely. Black people in Halifax, more than 5 times more likely.

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April 20, 2018

We must end discrimination in jury selection

The peremptory challenge − the unfettered ability of lawyers to exclude a limited number of otherwise qualified jurors from serving − has come under intense scrutiny over the last 35 years.

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April 10, 2018

Changes to domestic violence law do not fix our broken system

Partners criminally charged with assaulting their spouses regularly avoid criminal prosecution, and are regularly offered the option of resolving their criminal cases with diversion.

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April 09, 2018

Ontario Human Rights Tribunal gains steam as alternative route for sexual assault cases

Victims of sexual assault and harassment in the workplace are winning higher awards than ever before from the OHRT, establishing a faster, less formal alternative to civil courts.

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April 04, 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Posted:
February 12, 2018