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Inside Canadian immigration detention review hearings: Reasonable Doubt

In this week's Reasonable Doubt column, a lawyer explains why for people in immigration detention, the road to freedom is a frustrating one.

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April 30, 2018

How Bill C-75 will impact the preliminary inquiry: Reasonable Doubt

The federal government announced legislation that would change sections of the Criminal Code, but it’s a bad idea, says this Reasonable Doubt columnist.

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April 13, 2018

Slow process of sponsorship appeals keeps couples apart: Reasonable Doubt

It can take years for the Immigration Appeal Division to look at appealing foreign spousal sponsorship cases.

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March 26, 2018

Sorry, you might not be allowed to smoke pot in your condo

Some condo boards in Toronto are moving to ban marijuana smoke as legalization looms.

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March 22, 2018

Yonge Street store settles complaint over sale of racist Native Halloween costumes

Spirit Halloween has settled a complaint filed with the HRTO alleging some of its Aboriginal-themed costumes promote hyper-sexualized and racist views of Indigenous women.

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March 15, 2018

Understanding Ontario's new residential lease: Reasonable Doubt

Starting April 30, landlords and tenants will be required to use the standard lease template.

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March 12, 2018

Sponsoring a foreign spouse to Canada: Reasonable Doubt

Anything but the most traditional of relationships often face scrutiny from immigration officers: NOW Magazine's Reasonable Doubt column.

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February 22, 2018

#MeToo disrupts Canada's precarious democracy: Reasonable Doubt

This columnist asks, where do we turn if our institutions fail to keep us safe?

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February 06, 2018

When a landlord can take over a rental unit: Reasonable Doubt

The Residential Tenancies Act allows termination of tenancies if the landlord wants the unit for their own use.

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January 29, 2018

Understanding changes to solitary confinement in Canada: Reasonable Doubt

There has been a recent significant redevelopment of the law with respect to the use of solitary confinement in federal penitentiaries.

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January 23, 2018

Unsolved: Cracking Toronto police's colour-coded murder problem

Close to 50 per cent of the unsolved murder cases in Toronto since 1959 involve Black victims, 300 murders in a community that represents less than 10 per cent of the general population.

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January 15, 2018

Reasonable Doubt: Can condo corporations ban or restrict pets?

Most condominium corporations' governing documents do contain some restrictions that affect the keeping of pets in a unit.

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December 21, 2017

A guide to visitor visas in Canada: Reasonable Doubt

Having loved ones visit you in Canada is trickier than you think, says the author of this Reasonable Doubt column.

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December 04, 2017

What to do about sexual harassment in the workplace: Reasonable Doubt

One study suggests that more than of adult women in Canada have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace.

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November 29, 2017

What can I do about a condo neighbour who smokes: Reasonable doubt

My neighbour's cigarette and marijuana smoke enters my condo unit. Who's responsible for making it stop?

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November 16, 2017

Tips for residential tenants as winter approaches: Reasonable doubt

It's your landlord's responsibility to ensure the heat in your apartment unit works from now until June 1: NOW Magazine's Reasonable Doubt column.

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November 09, 2017

New legal clinic aims to address Black communities' most pressing needs

Individual legal supports and services for the city's most marginalized will mark a departure from its African Canadian Legal Clinic predecessor.

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October 23, 2017

The truth about Canada's immigration detention system is shocking: Reasonable Doubt

Thousands of people are jailed in maximum security prisons across Canada without charges – and it's all legal.

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October 20, 2017

A guide to changes to the Condominium Act: Reasonable Doubt

A significant change to condo legislation is the establishment of the Condominium Authority of Ontario (the CAO) and the Condominium Authority Tribunal (the CAT).

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October 10, 2017

Collecting employment insurance may be harder than you think: Reasonable Doubt

Although EI is hard to get, there are some situations where the EI Commission makes the wrong decision and you can appeal.

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September 29, 2017