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In a new report released Thursday, the John Howard Society said there isn't enough being done in Ontario to help reintegrate inmates back into society after they finish serving their sentences.
Canada has held hundreds of children in immigration detention over the past several years, documented in a new report released by the U of T's International Human Rights Program.
When Pro Bono Students Canada was founded at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 1996, it was the first such organization to set up shop in this country. What started as a local program with a few passionate law students and a handful of community partners has expanded, 20 years later, to include 21 law schools in eight provinces in Canada.
The bail system has been in the news this week in Ottawa after a sitting justice of the peace called the current system "dysfunctional" and a "disgrace."
A justice of the peace says Ottawa's main bail court and others like it across the province "have devolved into dysfunctional and punitive bodies."
The surcharge is either $100 or $200 per offence depending on its severity, or an amount equal to 30 per cent of any fine imposed by the judge.
Supreme Court of Canada grants four-month extension to federal government to draft laws for assisted suicide
The Supreme Court of Canada has announced a decision that grants lawmakers a four-month reprieve but also supports suffering Canadians who might ask to end their life in the meantime.
In a long-awaited move, the Ontario government has passed legislation that standardizes what information is released in police record checks. The legislation – the first of its type in Ontario – impacts hundreds of thousands of people and eliminates what had been inconsistent, arbitrary rules among the province’s police services..
The Ontario government has introduced legislation it says will increase protection for people using payday loan outlets and other “alternative financial services.”
Arghavan Gerami is calling on the government to reopen an Immigration and Refugee Board office in Ottawa that was closed in 2014, forcing already-stuggling families to travel to Montreal for their hearings.
It's taken five years, four versions of the bill and two MPPs to bring it forward, but tips in Ontario will soon be protected from employer clawbacks.
Canada Post is temporarily suspending its plans to transition from door-to-door mail delivery to community mailboxes as it works out a way forward with a new Liberal government.
The security bill rammed through Parliament by the Conservatives in the spring is expected to be overhauled without delay by the new Liberal government, say party officials and other sources.
An international observer mission will monitor and report on the federal election, including whether controversial changes to Canada's election law help or hurt the democratic process.
Jennifer is supported by ODSP, which has strict rules about a client's means: you can’t have more than $5,000 in other assets, including cash in hand or funds in a bank account.
The residential schools that scarred thousands of aboriginal children were symptomatic of a larger Canadian attitude that treated indigenous people as ethnically inferior, says the head of a commission on the issue.
Defence Minister Jason Kenney has promised the creation of an independent body to deal with sexual misconduct in the military after questions about the senior brass's commitment to dealing with the problem.
Correctional Service Canada won't say who the prisoner is or where he or she is being held, citing privacy concerns, but Canada's prison ombudsman is troubled by the figure.
Howard Sapers says he's puzzled by the federal government's decision to cut off funding to groups that provide support to high-risk sex offenders after their release from prison.
The Federal Court says the government can no longer charge people fees for the search and processing of electronic government documents covered under access to information legislation.