News in Abuse and Family Violence
A Ministry of the Attorney General media release announces that Ontario is providing $50,000 in additional funding to the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic.
This Toronto Star article describes a new $2-million provincial network of sexual abuse support centres that will be strictly for males.
According to the National Post, the Canadian Council of Muslim Women opposes the addition of "honour killings" to the Criminal Code on the grounds "murder is murder" and a special category could stigmatize new immigrants and some ethnic or religious groups.
An article in the Montreal Gazette reports that the minister responsible for the status of women is taking gender-based violence "very seriously" and called on women's groups and members of the immigrant community to help tackle these "heinous abuses."
Date July 27, 2010
Time 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Where 2562 Eglinton Ave. West (Eglinton West & Keele)
This workshop features family and child protection lawyer Renuka Satchithananthan, and will cover child custody and access, child support, and child protection.
In the July 6, 2010 episode of CBC's The Current, a panel discussion explores elder financial abuse.
Date September 20, 2010
Time To be announced
Where To be announced
Community Legal Advocacy Centre in Belleville will host a day-long conference, Beyond the Basics: Helping Victims of Crime Claim Compensation.
A Toronto Star article says that today, almost half of women the Schlifer clinic sees who have been victims of violence are also seeking help with the immigration system, either as refugees or landed immigrants.
A Law Times editorial discusses the sexual assault trial involving a woman's right to wear the Muslim niqab while testifying against two relatives, versus the fair-trial rights of the accused.
The Toronto Star reports on a new study that says that one in three Ontarians are battling legal problems of a non-criminal nature, which often lead to stress and even mental illness.