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The government is expected to move forward on its pledge to legalize recreational marijuana use by July 1, 2018 and lawyers, lawmakers, and patient advocates expect a spike in driver impairment.
Lawyers say the act criminalizes homeless people and that proceedings concerning Safe Streets Act tickets unnecessarily suck up valuable time and resources in provincial courts, adding to delays.
U.S. president-elect Trump's Islamophobia-fuelled ascendancy is a chilling reminder for Canadians to review our own government's assumptions about terror, especially in relation to Bill C-51.
Fair Change Community Services has struck an agreement with the Old City Hall courthouse in Toronto allowing appeals of Safe Streets Act tickets to be filed with a single set of paperwork.
Lawyers for First Nations child welfare agencies say the federal government is dragging its feet to implement changes to its underfunded system.
A Senate bill that proposes to stop genetic discrimination starts debate in the House of Commons next week, after years of resistance from the insurance industry.
There has been a real sign recently that some politicians are prepared to do something about mental health issues in Canadian prisons.
The fact that most law schools in Ontario are in the southern part of the province is a barrier to aboriginal people applying, especially for those who live in remote northern communities.
The Human Rights Legal Support Centre's Jennifer Ramsay makes the case for higher awards at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.
Technical problems with online services at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada are threatening to overshadow the Express Entry revolution in immigration, according to lawyers in the field.
Ontario's Attorney General has appointed retired Court of Appeal judge Judith Beaman as commissioner to assist individuals who may have been affected by Motherisk's flawed hair-strand testing.
From Law Times - The rights and obligations of public-sector workers are a lot clearer this year after a number of rulings that dealt with a host of touchy issues.
The Inmate Appeal Duty Counsel program serves a critical function in ensuring that unrepresented appellants get a fair shake, says this Law times article.
Employers who advance misconduct allegations with little or nothing to back them up in an effort to dissuade people from proceeding with wrongful dismissal cases may come to regret it.
The African Canadian Legal Clinic's Anthony Morgan says that there is now a framework within which to work, but changes to the practice of carding proposed by the province are only a beginning.
Ontario's drug treatment courts are facing a financial crunch with federal funding changes meaning significant cuts to their budgets.
Robert Lattanzio, ARCH Disability Law Centre executive director, stresses how important it is that adjudicators understand disability and how disability manifests, as well as the relevant legislation.
Legal Aid Ontario has confirmed it's withdrawing financial support for the project of reforming the legal clinic system in the GTA but remains open to changes on a piecemeal basis.
Among recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission were proposals aimed at the justice system, including eliminating the overrepresentation of aboriginal people in custody.
A deluge of disability appeal work rooted in flawed ODSP application and medical review processes may eat up a big chunk of newly available funds for expanded legal aid services, say legal clinics.