Jury selection report shows system biased, say lawyers

A report by a judge in Ottawa is making waves among lawyers because it reveals the statistics about the composition of juries in two Eastern Ontario regions.

Posted:
June 19, 2018
Article source:
Law Times

'We made some terrible mistakes': What Canada can learn from Colorado's cannabis legalization

When marijuana stores open across Canada later this year, things will look very different from what happened in Colorado when pot was legalized there in 2014.

Posted:
June 19, 2018
Article source:
Financial Post

Should Canada scrap immigration deal with the U.S. over safety concerns?

The Safe Third Country Agreement is based on both countries being safe for refugees. If Canada cannot remove migrants to the U.S. without safety concerns, some say the deal should end.

Posted:
June 18, 2018
Article source:
CBC Radio - The Current

June 20: Annual Law Society of Ontario program honouring Pride Month

When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Panel discussion: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., Reception: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Where: Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen Street West, Toronto

Join the Law Society of Ontario and the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law (SOGIC) Section of the Ontario Bar Association for our annual program honouring Pride Month.

Posted:
June 18, 2018
Article source:
Law Society of Ontario

Tenants opposing rent increase accuse building staff of harassment, obstruction

Tenants in The Crossways are accusing building management of using intimidation tactics, including calling in the police, to shut down their attempts to organize against a proposed rent hike.

Posted:
June 15, 2018
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12 investigations launched into workplace complaints at London City Hall

The outside investigation was launched in April after 68 people lodged complaints with the London Abused Women's Centre, claiming a culture of fear and bullying in some city departments.

Posted:
June 14, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Media Advisory and Notice to the Community: Supreme Court Decision Undermines Access to Justice

Advocates say the judgment means anyone experiencing discriminatio because of rules or requirements in federal laws will have to argue a Charter challenge to the law in court.

Posted:
June 14, 2018
Article source:
ARCH Disability Law Centre

Canadian restaurant industry serving up sexual-harassment training

Groups pushing for change point to the hospitality industry's woeful lack of sophisticated HR practices as a major impediment to effectively dealing with issues of sexual harassment.

Posted:
June 14, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

'He's not forgotten': How a fatal shooting changed the way Montreal police deal with the homeless

More than 240 police recruits have completed training led by the Old Brewery Mission, which covers myths about homelessness, services offered by the mission, and how to intervene. 

Posted:
June 13, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

How should cities decide where to locate safe-injection sites?

London, Ont. wants to open a supervised drug-use facility in an apartment building where drugs are rife — but residents are feeling left out of the process.

Posted:
June 13, 2018
Article source:
TVO.org