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Lack of strategy for senior prisoners raises human rights issues: advocates

"If people are sufficiently senile that they can't remember the nature of their crime, what's the point in continuing to punish them for it?": Catherine Latimer, John Howard Society of Canada.

Posted:
January 25, 2017

Security shouldn't trump privacy, watchdogs tell Trudeau government

Last month a Federal Court judge said CSIS violated the law by keeping potentially revealing electronic data over a 10-year period about people who were not targets of investigation.

Posted:
December 06, 2016

What does CPP expansion mean for Canadians?

Despite not affecting current rates, many advocates have embraced the planned CPP expansion, including the National Pensioners Federation and the Canadian Labour Congress.

Posted:
June 22, 2016

Ontario could soon make it more difficult for parents to refuse vaccinations for their children

The Ontario government has recently proposed new legislation that would force parents who refuse to have their children vaccinated, due to non-medical reasons, to attend an education session.

Posted:
May 17, 2016

New Ontario bill says no to workplace sexual harassment

Bill 132 was introduced to add sexual violence and harassment prohibitions to various Ontario acts in order increase protections for employees in the workplace among others. 

Posted:
March 10, 2016

Women's shelters in Ottawa Valley knew of suspect accused of triple homicide

Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic ED Amanda Dale says the traditional legal system is not equipped to deal with domestic violence cases properly.

Posted:
September 25, 2015

Ontario e-filing system may favour landlords over tenants

One of the hurdles is the $45 online application fee that "poses an issue for low income tenants," says Terry Edgar, executive director of Mississauga Community Legal Services.

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August 25, 2015