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The Community Legal Aid and Legal Assistance of Windsor clinics are celebrating their new co-located offices at 443 Ouellette Ave. in Windsor.
Family of a hit-and-run victim reached out to a little-known federal program called Restorative Opportunities that arranges meetings between victims and offenders after sentencing.
Law enforcement and intelligence agencies are urged to avoid terms such as "Islamist terrorism," "Islamicism," and "Islamic extremism," in favour of terms such as "al-Qaida inspired extremism."
There is a worrisome and "growing trend" of provinces and municipalities enacting "criminal law through the back door," says a newly published article in the journal Canadian Public Administration.
The federal Conservative government is being coy over media reports that Nigeria's anti-gay law prompted Canada to pull the plug on plans for a visit by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan next month.
A private Christian university in B.C. has been given the green light for a proposed law school even though the school has instituted discrimination against queer students.
The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police has released guidelines - the first of their kind in Canada - for how police services can improve their relationship with the queer community.
"Having fewer claims seems to be a goal of government when we would have thought saving more people's lives would be something we should be happy about:" CCR.
Conservative Sen. Hugh Segal says the government should do more to tackle poverty, specifically, create a new ministerial portfolio dedicated to reducing poverty in Canada.
The right to protest disturbs and disrupts. It is meant to. It disturbs ordinary people who may be delayed, inconvenienced or unable to do business as usual. CCLA's Nathalie Des Rosiers asks, when this happens, what should be done?
Sources say the government will agree to amend some provisions in Bill C-31, including one that calls for "irregular arrivals" to be subject to automatic detention for up to a year without review of their case.
Canada has the dubious distinction of being the first wealthy nation in the world to face a probe by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food.
A Canada.com article asks questions that arise in the wake of the Conservatives' introduction of a law that will allow police to monitor Canadians' websurfing and track people with electronic surveillance.
In 2010, the chair of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal dismissed a human rights complaint against the government from two First Nations organizations. Now, the tribunal's decision is coming before the Federal Court for judicial review.
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association argues that mandatory minimum sentences, such as those included in the omnibus crime bill, are just plain wrong, on moral and philosophical grounds.
A landmark human-rights case, which began more than two decades ago, came to a close Wednesday with a three-year initiative by the Ontario government to identify and eradicate systematic racism in its prison system.
A Canadian aboriginal woman has announced she will file a complaint against Canada at the United Nations claiming discrimination under the Indian Act.