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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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

September 29, 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.

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?

August 25, 2017