Got a question about the law? There’s a site for that . . . .

Stepstojustice.ca aims to provide reliable answers to common legal questions and problems. 'It’s sort of like an FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) of law,' says Paul Schabas, the treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Posted:
January 18, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

We can end homelessness in Canada

Alex Himelfarb and Roy Romanow, co-chairs of the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, call for the implementation of recommendations in the State of Homelessness in Canada 2016 report.

Posted:
January 17, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Guide to prosecuting HIV cases 'undermining' public health, critics say

An Ontario court has rejected the Ministry of the Attorney General's attempt to keep secret a "practical guide" to prosecuting HIV exposure and transmission cases.

Posted:
January 17, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Women face heavier burden of criminalizing HIV non-disclosure, advocates say

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the consent someone gives to sexual activity can be considered null and void if a partner fails to disclose, or lies about, his or her HIV status.

Posted:
January 17, 2017
Article source:
CTV News

January 30: Information session on Harassment in the Workplace, Thunder Bay

When: Monday, January 30, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Waverly Library Auditorium,  285 Red River Rd., Thunder Bay

The Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre invites you to their information session, Harassment in the Workplace, Bill 132, Ontario's Sexual Violence and Harassment Legislation.

Posted:
January 17, 2017
Article source:
Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre

Ontario should expand legal aid, not cut it: Editorial

Access to legal aid has gotten even worse for the poorest of the poor, a situation which has to change if we care about making equal access to justice more than just a slogan: Toronto Star editorial.

Posted:
January 17, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Edna Rose wants to keep her Jane-Finch apartment, but TCH can't afford to fix the building

Mayor John Tory issued a warning Thursday that more people may wind up in situations like Rose's if the provincial and federal government don't provide more funding for affordable housing.

Posted:
January 16, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 13 January 2017

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

Posted:
January 13, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

HIV is not a crime

Failure to disclose one's HIV status is prosecuted as aggravated sexual assault, yet at least half the prosecutions in cases of HIV non-disclosure have involved no transmission of the virus.

Posted:
January 12, 2017
Article source:
NOW

'Unsung hero' facing deportation under rescinded rule

Gina Bahiwal, who has become the public face of the migrant worker rights movement, is facing deportation to the Philippines on Sunday.

Posted:
January 12, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star