Chief justice's rare order in Trinity Western case ensures 'all voices could be heard'

The Chief Justice's decision to allow LGBTQ groups to have intervenor status stemmed from a desire to hear more points of view, say several SCC observers.


August 09, 2017

Legal Aid Ontario to hold consultations on challenges faced by racialized groups

The "school to prison pipeline" starts with suspensions and expulsions of racialized students and can lead to involvement with the criminal justice system later on.

August 08, 2017

Human Rights Tribunal charges Ottawa still failing Indigenous children

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has had to issue a third compliance order after finding Canada is still failing to provide adequate services to Indigenous children as outlined by "Jordan’s Principle."

May 30, 2017

Parliament passes drug possession immunity for 'Good Samaritans' seeking help for overdoses

The act aims to remove fear of prosecution for possessing (or consuming) illegal drugs, the top reason people cite for not seeking aid for a drug overdose, or for not remaining at the scene.

May 03, 2017

Despite justifications, no evidence police stops effective

Anthony Doob and Rosemary Gartner, professors of criminology at the University of Toronto's Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, on carding.

May 01, 2017

Motion seeks stronger protections for Ontario temp agency workers

The motion is an effort to ensure that the government will make changes to labour and employment laws to put an end to long-term assignments for temporary employees.

April 19, 2017