Statistics Canada set to resume reporting on unfounded cases

Statistics Canada will publish data on unfounded criminal cases for the first time in 15 years, after training with police services on new ways to define and classify incidents, including sexual assaults.

Posted:
July 13, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Ruling on sentencing delay could put more pressure on a stressed justice system

A recent Ontario Superior Court decision could put even more stress on a justice system already struggling with timelines imposed by the SCC to protect the right to a speedy trial.

Posted:
July 10, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Decriminalize all drugs for personal use, Toronto Public Health recommends in new report

City council should push the federal government to decriminalize the possession of all drugs for personal use while scaling up harm reduction efforts, Toronto Public Health is recommending.

Posted:
July 09, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Engaged at 14: 'I was worried about science class. And now I'm getting married?'

The CBC's The Doc Project features a documentary about arranged marriage and an interview with SALCO's Aruna Boodram about forced marriage.

Posted:
July 06, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

A failure of our justice system: When we fail to preserve a victim's dignity

"It is difficult to conceive of a more obvious and profound example of the traumatization that can occur as a result of testifying as a sexual assault complainant."

Posted:
June 29, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

10 Things to Know Now That Recreational Cannabis Will Be Legal in Canada

A brief overview of the recent developments on the legalization of cannabis, associated regulations, connection to Bill C-46, and some of the key issues emerging from legalization.

Posted:
June 27, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)

'Not a charter-free zone': Appeal court says police can't search luggage based on anonymous tips

One of the officers told the court that anonymous tips were common and often inaccurate, and passengers can refuse to be searched.

Posted:
June 26, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Nearly half of Canada's incarcerated youth are Indigenous, according to Statistics Canada

Data released by Statistics Canada shows Aboriginal youth made up 46 per cent of admissions to correctional services in 2016-17 while making up only eight per cent of the youth population.

Posted:
June 25, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Rights groups fight Canada government's defense of solitary confinement

Canadian law allows for prolonged, indefinite solitary confinement that hurts vulnerable people most and and it must be struck down, lawyers for civil liberties groups argued this week.

Posted:
June 22, 2018
Article source:
Reuters.com

Canadians can't light up yet, justice minister warns after 'historic' bill to legalize pot passes

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says the progressive policy that passed will replace the failed model that made criminals rich.

Posted:
June 20, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)