Forced marriage in Canada 'more prevalent' than thought: ex-child bride

In September 2013, the South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario released a report that counted 219 confirmed or suspected cases of forced marriage in Ontario and Quebec from 2010 to 2012.

Posted:
June 23, 2017
Article source:
CTV News

Ottawa police make arrest in sex-assault case dismissed as unfounded 18 years ago

Ottawa police have made an arrest in a previously closed rape investigation highlighted as part of a Globe and Mail probe into sex-assault complaints that are dismissed by police as unfounded.

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

Ottawa's solitary bill is a start. Now the provinces must do better: Opinion

What many Canadians may not realize is that the federal bill won't apply to any of the more than 25,000 people who are held in jails operated by the provinces and territories.

Posted:
June 21, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Liberals set 15-day limit on solitary confinement of federal prisoners

The federal government is imposing a cap of 15 days on holding prisoners in solitary confinement, but some say the move is not enough to meet the international bar for human rights.

Posted:
June 20, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Report submitted to federal government highlights police abuse against Indigenous women

The Human Rights Watch submission to the federal government focuses on police treatment of Indigenous women in Saskatchewan.

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

When marijuana is legal, can I grow it (and smoke it) in my condo?

Soon, cannabis will be legal for recreational use. But that doesn't mean you can smoke or grow it wherever you want: Reasonable Doubt

Posted:
June 15, 2017
Article source:
NOW

Justin Trudeau: legislation, apology, coming for past wrongs against LGBTQ community

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau intends to introduce legislation by the end of year which will erase the convictions of those who were punished in Canada for sexual activity with a same-sex partner.

Posted:
June 15, 2017
Article source:
Global News

New federal law in the works that would limit police spying on journalists

The bill would effectively bring an end to police using the tactic to identify confidential sources of information that is embarrassing to politicians and other public officials.

Posted:
June 13, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Senators hope 'landmark' study will help transform Canada's prison system

A Senate committee is touring prisons across the country and in other parts of the world as part of a two-year probe into the human rights of inmates.

Posted:
June 12, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Welcome the baby steps for sexual assault justice – but ask for more

When only three out of every 1,000 sexual assaults result in conviction, why do we welcome only small changes to sexual assault legislation when big reform is what's needed.

Posted:
June 12, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail