Legislation to end stays is not the answer to court delays

The Senate committee's recent report on trial delays uses a simplistic and unconstitutional bullet when it comes to stays, says this opinion piece in the Globe and Mail.

Posted:
June 22, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Legal Aid Ontario offers funding to Ottawa community organization to support Black youth

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is providing $100,000 of funding to a project headed by an Ottawa-based organization to provide services to Black students facing suspension or expulsion hearings.

Posted:
June 22, 2017
Article source:
Legal Aid Ontario - Aide juridique Ontario

New legal hotline a lifeline for Ontario's low-income Chinese and Southeast Asians

A new toll-free hotline operated by the Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (CSALC) went live Sunday, providing free legal consultations in five different languages for non-English speakers.

Posted:
June 21, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Holding Refugees Hostage at Legal Aid Ontario

Slaw guest blogger Sean Rehaag says that, faced with budgetary pressures across all their programs, senior managers at LAO have decided that holding refugees hostage is their best bet.

Posted:
June 20, 2017
Article source:
Slaw

Judge did not violate accused's rights in taking nine months to reach guilty verdict, court rules

The case raised the question of what to do when a judge causes a delay well beyond that permitted by the Supreme Court's ruling in the Jordan case last summer.

Posted:
June 19, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Supreme Court stands by its controversial ruling to ensure timely trials

In the face of widespread controversy, the country's top court stuck to its gun and said the need for timely trials "cannot be lightly discarded."

Posted:
June 16, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Time for an Indigenous judge on the Supreme Court: Editorial

It's time for the federal government to appoint an Indigenous judge to the Supreme Court of Canada – or explain why not, says this Toronto Star editorial.

Posted:
June 15, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

June 20: Training on legal information, Sault Ste. Marie

When: Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Where: Sault College, Room #M1230

Contact: Rayna at 705-256-7476 ext. 206 or revoy@uwssmalgoma.ca to register by noon Monday, June 19.

This is a Lunch and Learn for service providers to be held at Sault College in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

Posted:
June 15, 2017
Article source:
PLE Learning Exchange Ontario

Steps to Justice: Empowering people to understand and take action to deal with their legal problems

Recent studies have shown that almost 50 percent of Canadians over the age of 18 will experience at least one civil or family law problem in a three year period that they consider serious.

Posted:
June 14, 2017
Article source:
Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children

'Action is desperately needed': Senators recommend 50 ways to fix Canada's courts

The Senate committee says accused killers and child molesters are on the loose due to court delays.

Posted:
June 14, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)