Health Canada proposing smoking ban in apartments, raising legal age to 21

Ottawa is considering new anti-tobacco guidelines that could ban smoking inside apartments and on post-secondary school campuses, as well as raise the legal age for buying tobacco products to 21.

February 27, 2017

Ontario attorney general seeks Ottawa's help to speed up justice system

The requests come following a landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision on the constitutionally guaranteed right to be tried within a reasonable time.

February 23, 2017

AIDS Committee of Toronto spokesperson says he's 'horrified' by cop's 'irresponsible' comment

Toronto police issued an apology over the incident in a series of tweets Wednesday night.

January 26, 2017

Women face heavier burden of criminalizing HIV non-disclosure, advocates say

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the consent someone gives to sexual activity can be considered null and void if a partner fails to disclose, or lies about, his or her HIV status.

January 17, 2017

Federal government launch review of issues left out of assisted dying law

Previously left out were Canadians suffering strictly from mental illnesses, mature minors, and those with competence-eroding conditions who want to make advance requests.

December 14, 2016

Place age restriction on legal pot, protect youth: Canadian Paediatric Society

The Canadian Paediatric Society is urging the federal government to take steps to protect children and youth should it follow through on its plan to legalize recreational marijuana next year.

November 24, 2016

CSIS broke law by keeping sensitive metadata, Federal Court rules

The metadata kept is said to have included data trails related to people such as friends or family members who knew targets of surveillance but were not themselves under investigation.

November 04, 2016

People cheated by lawyers in Ontario eligible for up to $500K in compensation

In recommending the higher cap, a committee of the Law Society of Upper Canada tasked with the issue noted the last increase was in 2008, at which the time the limit was set at $150,000.

September 26, 2016

'It was a complete shock': Arcane law strips unwitting Canadians of citizenship

The little-known policy applies to anyone born abroad between Feb. 15, 1977, and April 16, 1981, to Canadian parents who were also born outside the country.

September 19, 2016

Jamaican man who spent five years in immigration detention has been deported

Critics say his case illustrates the problems with what can amount to indefinite detention for foreigners caught in immigration limbo.

September 07, 2016

Supreme Court of Canada allows ban on internet use to be applied retroactively

The SCC took steps to bring the law up to speed to protect kids in the rapidly evolving realm of cyberspace in a ruling allowing judges to ban convicted sexual predators from using the Internet.

July 21, 2016

Report says Ontario police need better policies for mass collection of DNA samples

A new report by Ontario's police watchdog body is calling for police services in the province to adopt new policies around the collection of DNA during investigations.

July 13, 2016

Six in 10 adults with disabilities can't benefit from Disability Tax Credit: study

New research finds that a federal tax credit for people with disabilities isn't reaching six out of 10 people who qualify because they don't have enough income for the credit to offer any benefit.

July 04, 2016

B.C. patient challenges new assisted-dying law

The B.C. woman challenging the law argues that the law's requirement that death be "reasonably foreseeable" unfairly rules out patients with chronic and untreatable conditions.

June 28, 2016

Canada to begin collecting exit passport data

The same information is already collected when people enter Canada. Collecting such data upon departure will put the country in line with allies like the U.S. and the U.K.

June 16, 2016

Liberals accused of breaking promise to uphold 'sacred obligation' to veterans

The justice department has moved forward with a court case that would give the government the option of denying lifelong pensions to injured soldiers.

May 20, 2016

Lesson for a Prince: What happens when you die without a will?

In a look at what might happen to the estate of a person who dies without a will, this CTV News article references CLEO's publication, Separation and Divorce or Death of a Spouse.

April 27, 2016

SCC agrees to grapple with voting ban for long-term expats

At issue is part of the Canada Elections Act that disenfranchises citizens who have lived abroad for longer than five years.

April 14, 2016

Budget 2016: Liberals set aside $2.3B for affordable housing over 2 years

$2.3 billion over two years includes doubling spending on a federal affordable housing program, adding $111.8 million to help cities tackle homelessness.

March 23, 2016

Human rights tribunal investigating Air Canada's use of U.S. security lists

After a lengthy wait at an Air Canada check-in counter, an Arab-Canadian man was told he would not be permitted to board his flight because he was on the 'U.S. No-fly list.'

March 21, 2016