How a Canadian law meant to protect sex workers is making it harder for them to stay safe

A majority of respondents in the Vancouver study said the PCEPA didn’t improve their working conditions, while over a quarter reported negative changes.

Posted:
November 12, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

What you need to know about the new Police Record Checks Reform Act

On November 1, the Police Records Checks Reform Act (PRCRA) came into force. The new Act standardizes most police record checks in Ontario.

Posted:
November 09, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA)

Police-reported sexual assaults in Canada are up - but most are unsolved

The average number of police-reported sexual assaults spiked in Canada after the emergence of the #MeToo movement last fall - but that hasn't led to an increase in criminal charges.

Posted:
November 08, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Goodale orders tougher rules on prisoner transfers to Indigenous lodges following McClintic uproar

The new policy will make it tougher for inmates to serve time in facilities without a fence.

Posted:
November 07, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

November 27: Nowhere to hide: The impact of technology facilitated violence, abuse, and harassment

When: Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Where: Desautels Hall, Rotman School of Management, 105 St. George Street, Toronto, M5S 2E8

This panel will focus on the topic of technology-facilitated violence, abuse and harassment of vulnerable groups.

Posted:
November 06, 2018
Article source:
Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

On the Radar: A snapshot of the new cannabis laws

This month, On the Radar looks at the new cannabis laws: Buying, growing, selling, possessing, using, or giving it to someone for free in Ontario, and more.

Posted:
November 05, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

November 23: Free workshop for legal clinic and community caseworkers

When: Friday, 23 November 2018, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET

Where: Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1N1

This year's topics include legalization of cannabis, refugee determination myths & facts, Social Assistance updates, and what’s new in Ford Nation.

Posted:
October 31, 2018
Article source:
Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (CSALC)

Steps to Justice has new information about finding legal help

Steps to Justice now has information about finding, working with, and complaining about a lawyer or paralegal

Posted:
October 30, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

New pot, impaired driving penalties could bar newcomers from Canada

The federal government is warning newcomers that stiffer impaired driving and cannabis-related penalties could lead to their removal from Canada.

Posted:
October 25, 2018
Article source:
FindLaw.ca

Dazed and confused: Canada cannabis legalization brings complex new laws

New rules governing cannabis use are different in each of the country’s 10 provinces and three territories, and experimentation could still result in hefty fines – or even arrest.

Posted:
October 23, 2018
Article source:
The Guardian