Unfounded case ends with conviction 19 years after police dismissed sexual-assault complaint

An Ottawa man who raped a 12-year-old girl and then initially got away with it after police dismissed the file as an unfounded allegation has been convicted of sexual interference.

Posted:
September 21, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Woman's deadly cannabis allergy highlights complexity of condo living

A condominium corporation in Mississauga, Ont., is puzzling over how it can accommodate the conflicting medical needs of some residents as marijuana legalization looms.

Posted:
September 21, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

How our libraries can help the homeless

Public libraries have become the place to go for growing numbers of homeless men and women seeking refugee from the heat, cold, snow and rain - or the hard life on the streets.

Posted:
September 21, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Will your cannabis credit card purchases be visible to U.S. border officials? (Some might, some won't.)

A U.S. border guard could put a Canadian in an impossible position — admit to marijuana use and be banned for that, or deny it and be banned for lying.

Posted:
September 20, 2018
Article source:
Global News

Cancellation of Ontario's basic income project sparks global outrage

Academics and activists from across the globe say the cancellation will harm Canada's reputation on the world stage.

Posted:
September 19, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Second human rights case to challenge government over sex-ed curriculum

Removing mandatory content about LGBTQ2 issues tells these youth their identities don't exist or are too shameful to be discussed at an elementary level: JFCY's Andrea Luey.

Posted:
September 18, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Injured migrant worker to get partial benefits

IAVGO's Maryth Yachnin says the ruling is the first of its kind because it opens the door for migrant workers to receive benefits past the 12-week mark if they're injured on the job.

Posted:
September 18, 2018
Article source:
Law Times

Rights-based approach key to alleviating poverty

Charitable programs rob people of dignity and do nothing to lift them out of poverty, studies show. Their proliferation masks bigger problems, writes this author.

Posted:
September 17, 2018
Article source:
Policy Options

400 legal professionals oppose Ontario's use of notwithstanding clause

Family lawyer Will Hutcheson, author of the letter, says the provincial government's use of the clause violates the rights of both the candidates in the election and the citizens of Toronto.

Posted:
September 17, 2018
Article source:
Global News

Campus sexual assault requires complex approach around education, say legal experts

The Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic's Deepa suggests educating people about consent and sexual assault when they are young, in middle schools and high schools.

Posted:
September 17, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Lawyer Magazine