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Articling today is a system that would be equally at home in Downton Abbey and in Booker Prize Winner Hillary Mantel's Wolf Hall, says this law professor.
The proportion of unemployed Canadians receiving regular EI benefits was 36.5 per cent as of July, the lowest on record, according to one economist.
In this opinion piece, Senator Colin Kenny says he doesn't understand why American conservatives have smartened up about when it makes sense to send people to jail, when Canadian conservatives clearly haven't.
StatsCan's latest data on Employment Insurance recipients indicates Canada's federal government is growing stingier with EI benefits.
The date was chosen to mark a milestone decision on refugee rights known as the Singh decision in 1985.
The authors, who are family physicians, say the new premier holds the potential to breathe new life into the badly needed debate around social assistance review.
A Canadian copyright enforcement group has collected data on one million people who allegedly participated in illegal file-sharing, potentially exposing those people to U.S.-style lawsuits from copyright holders.
Ottawa should eliminate child tax benefits and credits to most Canadian parents and instead direct the money to the lowest-income families, an anti-poverty coalition has recommended in a report.
Would-be Canadians will be required to submit tangible proof of how well they speak English or French beginning this November.
Preventing the exercise of the right to strike before any strike or lock-out occurs is like preventing children from going out for recess before they have done anything wrong, says this writer.
Janine Manning is one of 25 low-income students currently enrolled in a new, free LSAT preparation course at the University of Toronto. Other similarly available courses range from $500 to $1,000.
A report from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health has found girls in Ontario are nearly twice as likely to be victims of cyber-bullying than boys.
The finding marks the first time the centre asked Ontario students about cyber-bullying in 35 years of surveying youth about their mental health and well-being — and one in five students said they were victimized online.
A Conservative private members' bill that repeals part of Canada's hate speech laws has passed the House of Commons with scant media attention, and even less commentary.
Human Rights Watch Attacks Mandatory One-Year Detention Of Illegal Immigrants In Tory Anti-Smuggling Bill
Bill C-31 would violate international human rights laws by allowing for a year of mandatory detention for certain groups of people, including 16 and 17 year olds, Human Rights Watch argues.
The United Nations endorsed the rights of gay, lesbian and transgender people for the first time ever Friday, passing a resolution hailed as historic by the U.S. and other backers and decried by some African and Muslim countries.
Brahm D. Siegel, a family law lawyer, interviews the Honourable Mr. Justice Joseph W. Bovard, a sitting judge in the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto, who explains the importance of the innovative Integrated Domestic Violence Court and how citizens can use it to resolve difficult legal issues.
Ottawa has announced new rules that will prohibit Muslim women from participating in citizenship ceremonies while wearing traditional face coverings such as the niqab or burqa.
Ontario has the second worse income inequality in Canada, next to BC, according to Huffington Post Canada's latest article on inequality in Canada by province.
MP Irwin Cottler says the Conservatives' omnibus crime bill will end up giving us more crime, less justice, at greater cost, with fewer rehabilitation opportunities for offenders, less protection and voice for the victims, and less protection for society.