News from CBC Radio - The Current
The Current talks with two lawyers who have different views on why court delays are so common and what needs to be done about the problem.
Mass confusion could lead to miscarriages of justice and erosion of public trust in the criminal justice system, committee members warn.
Jane Meadus, staff lawyer with the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly, is a guest commenter on the CBC's radio program, The Current.
Minister Qualtrough has been travelling across the country for an ongoing national public consultation on creating new Canadian accessibility legislation — the first of its kind in Canada.
The CBC's The Current radio program convened a panel on September 13 to discuss the experience of discrimination that non-white lawyers can face in the justice system.
With many calling on government to legislate the end of segregated custody for all Canadian prisoners, The Current debates the usefulness and danger of isolation in Canada's prisons.
On June 2, 2016, the Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies announced a plan to collect race statistics. This statement comes on the heels of mounting concerns about the over-representation of Aboriginal and black youth in Ontario's child care. The Toronto Star found that 42 per cent of children and youth in the care of the Children's Aid Society of Toronto have at least one parent who is black —despite the fact that only eight per cent of Toronto's under-18 population is black — while Statistics Canada says nearly half of the 30,000 children in the country's child welfare system are indigenous. The Current hosts a panel discussion on the importance of collecting race statistics as a first step toward building a better system of care.
The Current interviews the filmmaker Min Sook Lee on her documentary, Migrant Dreams, about the experiences of migrant workers in the greenhouses of Leamington, Ontario.
This is a podcast of the CBC's The Current radio program, broadcast on March 29, 2016, featuring a criminal defence lawyer and a former Crown attorney.
Faced with long wait times, parents of children with depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues are even going into debt to pay for help they can't afford to wait for.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission finished its work, and released its 94 calls to actions. Now, the arrival of a new year, means the time has come to try to put them into effect.
In this CBC podcast, Brenda Cossman discusses the Cindy Gladue case, and how rules of consent and withdrawing consent appear to be different when it comes to sex workers.
Protesters in Ottawa recently were upset about the amount of time it takes for the non-Canadian spouses of Canadian citizens to gain immigration status in this country.
The CBC's The Current radio program features a discussion of Bill C-51 with NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, Wayne Easter of the Liberal Party, and Stockwell Day, Conservative Party.
The Current talks to JFCY's Mary Birdsell and U. of Regina's Ailsa Watkinson following the story of a fifteen-year-old student being strip-searched for drugs in a Quebec high school.
The CBC's The Current radio program features Pamela Cross and Solomon Friedman discussing questioning in sexual assault court cases.
The CBC's The Current focuses on the proposed "Barbaric Cultural Practices Act" and features commenter Deepa Mattoo, Staff Lawyer and Acting Executive Director of SALCO.
They don't even have a name for it in Inuktitut but a new study says human trafficking of Inuit women and girls is an alarming trend that must be tackled.
Lawyers call January "Divorce Month" and in our adversarial system it is a rough emotional and financial ride for a lot of people. Canada's laws may be just, but perhaps not very gentle to families breaking-up. The CBC's "The Current" convened a panel to weigh in on what should change.
The CBC program The Current looks at the connection between low incomes and poor health.