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Trump's travel ban comes back: What you need to know and what's happened so far

After months of court challenges, Trump's ban on travel from six Muslim-majority countries is going ahead – but only in part, and with lots of questions looming over it.

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June 27, 2017

Legislation to end stays is not the answer to court delays

The Senate committee's recent report on trial delays uses a simplistic and unconstitutional bullet when it comes to stays, says this opinion piece in the Globe and Mail.

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June 22, 2017

Ottawa police make arrest in sex-assault case dismissed as unfounded 18 years ago

Ottawa police have made an arrest in a previously closed rape investigation highlighted as part of a Globe and Mail probe into sex-assault complaints that are dismissed by police as unfounded.

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June 22, 2017

Ottawa's solitary bill is a start. Now the provinces must do better: Opinion

What many Canadians may not realize is that the federal bill won't apply to any of the more than 25,000 people who are held in jails operated by the provinces and territories.

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June 21, 2017

Judge did not violate accused's rights in taking nine months to reach guilty verdict, court rules

The case raised the question of what to do when a judge causes a delay well beyond that permitted by the Supreme Court's ruling in the Jordan case last summer.

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June 19, 2017

Report submitted to federal government highlights police abuse against Indigenous women

The Human Rights Watch submission to the federal government focuses on police treatment of Indigenous women in Saskatchewan.

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June 19, 2017

Today, trans Canadians celebrate Bill C-16. Tomorrow, the work begins for us all

The passage of Bill C-16 adds protection of gender identity and expression to the Canadian Human Rights Code and the Criminal Code.

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June 16, 2017

Liberals' citizenship bill to proceed with some Senate amendments

Bill C-6 is designed to repeal many of the previous Conservative government's changes to how people become citizens — and how they can lose that status.

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June 13, 2017

Ontario doctor's suit claims pattern of fraud at workplace safety board

An Ontario doctor is suing the province's workplace insurance plan and her employer, claiming they conspired to try to force her to change her medical opinion about a worker.

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June 12, 2017

Welcome the baby steps for sexual assault justice – but ask for more

When only three out of every 1,000 sexual assaults result in conviction, why do we welcome only small changes to sexual assault legislation when big reform is what's needed.

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June 12, 2017

Canada's chief justices given green light to help solve court delays

A ruling by the Canadian Judicial Council gives the country's federally appointed chief justices the go-ahead to play a direct role in developing answers to justice-system delays and other issues facing the courts.

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June 09, 2017

Doctors tortured patients at Ontario mental-health centre, judge rules

Patients at a maximum-security mental-health facility in Ontario were tortured by medical doctors over a 17-year period in unethical and degrading human experiments, a judge has ruled in a lawsuit.

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June 08, 2017

More Canadians seeking CPP disability benefits have denials overturned on appeal

Two-thirds of those who took their appeal to the social security tribunal ended up winning, raising questions about why they were denied in the first place.

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June 06, 2017

Canada’s privacy czar raises flag over planned U.S. border password searches

Canadian privacy could be imperilled by apparent U.S. plans to demand cellphone and social media passwords from foreign visitors, a federal watchdog says.

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May 30, 2017

Ontario to lead in humane correctional practices, minister says

The minister in charge of Ontario's jails said has indicated her government intends to follow a watchdog's blueprint for reforming solitary confinement.

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May 25, 2017

Canada's prison agency closes in on new solitary confinement rules

While the proposals don't come close to satisfying long-standing demands placed on the agency by watchdogs and prisoner-rights groups, they would significantly alter segregation methods.

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May 23, 2017

Calgary begins Canada's first external audit of sexual-assault case files

The initiative will involve representatives of local sex-assault centres, medical staff, and an official with Alberta's Ministry of the Status of Women.

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May 19, 2017

Sexual-assault education now required for new Ontario judges

A recently updated Ontario Court of Justice plan specifies that an education program for newly appointed judges is now mandatory.

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May 18, 2017

Inquiry into missing and murdered will not talk to most families until the fall

Hearings from family members of victims were supposed to begin in May and continue until fall. This is another delay in a process that has been criticized for its slow pace.

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May 11, 2017

Ottawa fails to act in time to stop lawsuit on solitary confinement

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has said that because there is no sign of legislation from the federal government, a lawsuit on solitary confinement may proceed. 

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May 09, 2017