Bill C-75 reforms too little, too late to respond to domestic violence

In this opinion piece, the writers say Canada needs a national agency to review all domestic homicides and create an integrated domestic violence safety system.

Posted:
April 24, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Paying surrogates in Canada could present new problems for parents-to-be, experts say

Surrogacy is legal in Canada, but surrogates can't receive any sort of financial incentives or rewards beyond pay for basic expenses. That's not the case in the U.S., which has different rules.

Posted:
April 24, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

May 10: Information session on trauma informed responses within the criminal justice system, Thunder Bay

When: Thursday May 10, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Where: Italian Cultural Centre, 132 Algoma St. S., Thunder Bay

Reservations required: (807) 345-7802 / e: gfb@nwowc.org

The Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre and the Cross-Over Youth Committee of Thunder Bay invites you to a FREE community information session.

Posted:
April 24, 2018
Article source:
Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre

May 15: Think Locally, Act Globally: Challenging Canada's Human Rights Record at the UN

 

This is a free event and the public is invited.

Posted:
April 24, 2018
Article source:
Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (CSALC)

Judge lambastes Legal Aid Ontario after it foots bill for woman who married her ex-boyfriend after he suffered a 'catastrophic' brain injury and then spent years fighting his family in court

An Ontario judge has ruled that Legal Aid's support of a woman was an "abuse of process" that wasted precious judicial resources meant for low-income Ontarians.

Posted:
April 23, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Community justice hubs to offer addiction, mental health support under same roof as courts

New community hubs will offer offenders mental health, housing, and addiction supports under the same roof as courts in Toronto, London, Kenora.

Posted:
April 23, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Federal plan would kick paralegals, law students out of provincial courtrooms, critics say

If the maximum penalty for summary offences changes to 2 years less a day, paralegals and law students will be left out as they can only act in cases where the maximum penalty is six months.

Posted:
April 20, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Fight to keep planned birth in Attawapiskat finally over, says midwife

Women had the right to have a planned birth in Attawapiskat, rather than having to go south to a larger community, for 6 years, but it was denied by regional physicians in 2015.

Posted:
April 20, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

On the Radar: Standard lease for Ontario landlords and tenants coming this month

Starting April 30, 2018, most residential landlords and tenants in Ontario will have to use the government's new standard lease. This month's On the Radar explains the rules about using it.

Posted:
April 20, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Father of son with autism calls Canada's new immigration policy a 'blessing for all of us'

But the HIV/AIDS Legal Network, Council of Canadians with Disabilities, and the Migrant Workers Alliance said the government should have eliminated the law altogether.

Posted:
April 19, 2018
Article source:
Global News