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New accessibility laws should include rules for employment, inclusive buildings, transport

Public consultations on Canada’s first national law for disabled people have identified high unemployment rates, inaccessible buildings and barriers in transportation as some of the key issues that need to be addressed.

Posted:
May 31, 2017

Senators Offer Legal Arguments For Missing, Murdered Women Inquiry

Former Liberals in the Senate are offering up ready-made legal arguments to anyone willing to take the federal government to court to force an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls.

Posted:
November 21, 2014

Stephen Harper Failing To Protect Charter Rights, Lawyers Claim

The Harper government is falling short in its duty as a guardian of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Canadian Bar Association will be told Friday in a major speech.

Posted:
June 27, 2014

Group for those with intellectual disabilities want policy changes

A Nova Scotia group that speaks for people with intellectual disabilities says although it has been gaining public support, it wants more commitments from federal and provincial leaders to implement policy changes in the justice system.

Posted:
February 03, 2014

'Advance' sexual consent up for debate

The notion of "advance" sexual consent will be up for debate Monday as a women's group appears before the Supreme Court in an effort to protect assault victims.

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November 08, 2010