The 2017 Federal Budget and Income Security

The Income Security Advocacy Centre says the federal Budget announced on March 22 does very little to address the poverty and income inequality that Canadians are experiencing right now.

Posted:
March 24, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 24 March 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Posted:
March 24, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Supreme Court loosens grounds for bail pending appeal of a conviction

The decision could affect hundreds of convicted offenders each year across Canada, according to the Criminal Lawyers' Association.

Posted:
March 24, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Federal budget vows $100-million for strategy on gender-based violence

Wednesday's federal budget also proposes $2.7-million over five years for education, ethics, and conduct programs for Canadian judges, including training.

Posted:
March 23, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

To fix the sexual assault unfounded rate, start right here: Globe editorial

Canadian police dismiss 1 in 5 cases as unfounded, one result of which is that many women choose not to report sexual assaults to police out of fear they will not be taken seriously.

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

Ottawa pushed to collect data on unfounded sex-assault cases

The committee specifically recommended that Statistics Canada resume collecting national numbers on unfounded cases of sexual offences, which it stopped collecting in 2006.

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

Gender-based violence report urges mandatory training for judges, RCMP

The 45 recommendations focused on campus sexual assault, harassment in public, cyberviolence, and better treatment by the justice system of those reporting gender-based violence and sexual assault.

Posted:
March 21, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 17 March 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Posted:
March 17, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

April & May: Free Public Legal Education Workshops at HALCO

When: April & May 2017, weekday afternoons

Where: Specialty Legal Clinic Co-op, 55 University Avenue, 15th Floor Room C2, Toronto M5J 2H7

The HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO) is pleased to announce their next series of free Public Legal Education Workshops taking place in person at their office in April and May 2017.

Posted:
March 17, 2017
Article source:
HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario

Victims and Survivors Have Serious Strength: Learn more about how you can share your story.

Researchers at Algonquin College invite victims of violent crime and family survivors of homicide over the age of 18 to participate in a survey to better understand the experiences of victims and survivors.

Posted:
March 17, 2017
Article source:
Victim Justice Network