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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

What to do if the police are looking for you: Reasonable Doubt

NOW Magazine's Reasonable Doubt column has a guide on the steps to take if you've been accused of a crime.

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September 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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September 14, 2017

How renters can organize a tenants' association: Reasonable doubt

Individual tenants may not have the power or resources to take on their landlord alone, but there's power in numbers, says this Reasonable Doubt column.

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August 30, 2017

Anti-abortion protestors and the right to free speech: Reasonable Doubt

What are the legal limits of the tactics employed by anti-abortion demonstrators and why is there no neat legal solution for the problems these tactics create?

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August 25, 2017

Toronto must take anti-Muslim attacks more seriously

Statistics Canada says hate crimes against Muslims increased 61 per cent in 2015; Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver accounted for 43 per cent of overall police-reported hate crimes. 

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August 24, 2017

Legal tips for student renters: Reasonable Doubt

From how to pay for your rent to what you can expect from your landlord, NOW Magazine's Reasonable Doubt column provides legal advice on how to rent an apartment in Toronto.

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August 24, 2017

How community legal clinics are breaking down barriers for Indigenous people: Reasonable doubt

Legal Aid Ontario has hired five Indigenous justice coordinators (IJCs) to work in the community legal clinic system with the goal of improving access to justice for Indigenous people.

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July 25, 2017

Changes to bail in Canada make it fairer for those with low income: Reasonable Doubt

It came as welcome news to criminal defence lawyers across the country when the Supreme Court of Canada issued its decision in R v Antic last month, says this columnist.

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July 20, 2017

Changes to bail in Canada make it fairer for those with low income: Reasonable Doubt

People have the right to a reasonable bail and the right to be presumed innocent.

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July 12, 2017

What you need to know about Ontario's rent control changes: Reasonable Doubt

It used to be that anything built since 1991 was exempt from the province's rent control guidelines. Now, that has changed.

 
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June 20, 2017

When marijuana is legal, can I grow it (and smoke it) in my condo?

Soon, cannabis will be legal for recreational use. But that doesn't mean you can smoke or grow it wherever you want: Reasonable Doubt

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June 15, 2017

Sexual assault and intoxication: Reasonable Doubt

In the eyes of the law, being drunk doesn't mean you can't consent to sex – trial judges are required to consider the extent of the complainant's intoxication.

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June 05, 2017

Toronto police 'flagrantly' ignoring Sanctuary City policy

The chief has few answers on how police are abiding by the city's don't ask, don't tell policy on undocumented immigrants, says Alok Mukherjee, former chair of the Toronto Police Services Board. 

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April 13, 2017

Why we may not want to close Ontario's rent control 'loophole': Reasonable Doubt

Forcing a landlord to choose between operating a unit at a loss or selling it isn't an appropriate balancing of rights and obligations in Ontario's Residential Tenancies Act: Columnist.

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March 30, 2017

Why you should file your income taxes – especially if you don't make a lot of money

In the Reasonable Doubt column, Waterloo Region Community Legal Services' Rachael Lake says filing your taxes is the single greatest annual opportunity to boost your income.

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March 21, 2017

Rental housing squeeze leaving racialized renters out in the cold in the GTA

Toronto's housing bubble has created a landlord's market, to the disadvantage in particular of Black renters.

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March 17, 2017

Momentum building for HIV law reform

Police and crown attorneys have aggressively pursued aggravated sexual assault charges against people even when they don't transmit the virus, says Ryan Peck, HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario.

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February 21, 2017