Community Advocacy & Legal Centre's May 2018 newsletter is now available

Topics include CALC's new website, travel costs for mental health treatments, consumer law updates and tips, changes to the Residential Tenancies Act, employment rights, and more.

Posted:
May 17, 2018
Article source:
Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC)

How workplace harassment can be prevented

A lawyer specializing in litigation and dispute resolution offers seven suggestions for preventing workplace harassment.

Posted:
May 16, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Federal prisons to offer clean needles to injection-drug users

This answers a decades-long call by harm-reduction advocates who say the initiative prevents the transmission of blood-borne illnesses and to withhold it would violate Charter rights.

Posted:
May 15, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Indefinite solitary confinement is 'torture,' say civil liberties groups

Courts in Ontario and BC have ruled that so-called administrative segregations violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, but the feds have taken no action except to appeal the B.C. decision.

Posted:
May 14, 2018
Article source:
CTV News

Durham Community Legal Clinic Spring 2018 Newsletter

Topics in this issue include: New location and new hub, CICB, domestic violence, workplace mental stress, Ontario's new standard lease, ODSP, spousal relationships and social assistance.

Posted:
May 09, 2018
Article source:
Durham Community Legal Clinic

How Marijuana Legalization Will Affect Your Ability To Enter The U.S.

The writer of this blogpost is an expert in cross-border legal issues who practices law in the State of California and the Province of Ontario.

Posted:
May 08, 2018
Article source:
Huffington Post Canada

57 women killed in Canada this year — experts link misogyny to femicide

The data relies largely on media reports for its data and said the 57 women count is only an estimate, as many of the homicides may have not yet been reported or discovered.

Posted:
May 04, 2018
Article source:
Global News

If we truly want to rehabilitate incarcerated youth, we must stop putting them in solitary confinement

For those who are still developing psychologically, the effects of segregation are particularly harmful: CBC News opinion piece.

Posted:
May 01, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Court of Appeal upholds conviction for Toronto cop who shot Sammy Yatim

The panel of judges unanimously dismissed Const. James Forcillo's appeal of both his conviction in the 2013 shooting death and his six-year prison sentence.

Posted:
April 30, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

'Urgent actions' needed to address violence against Indigenous women and girls — UN report

The United Nations special rapporteur says Canada should start addressing these issues now and not wait for the national inquiry to end.

Posted:
April 27, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)