HALCO news Summer 2018 newsletter is now available

This issue includes updates on criminalization of HIV non-disclosure, improvement to Canada's immigration medical inadmissiblity regime, and more.

Posted:
August 14, 2018
Article source:
HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario

Cannabis users will drive into murky territory when they get behind the wheel

Civil liberties advocates fear that sober people will end up receiving criminal records - and those at greatest risk will be medical cannabis users and racialized communities.

Posted:
August 13, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Victims aren't handing rape kits over to police, researchers find

The researchers want to encourage ERs Canada-wide to step up efforts to help sexual assault survivors to secure justice in what is often a complex and stigmatizing legal system.

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

After decades of silence, Canada's one-time most dangerous woman slams justice system

Neve was just the second woman in the country to be declared a dangerous offender in 1994, and at 21, she expected to spend the rest of her life in prison on an indefinite sentence.

Posted:
August 10, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Would a ban on guns save lives? Look at places where it did

The Globe and Mail's Doug Saunders looks at what happened in Germany, Scotland, and Australia when guns were banned.

Posted:
July 27, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

A look into Canadian firearm ownership laws

Types of firearms, gun licenses and how to qualify for one, accepted reasons for owning a restricted gun, carrying and transporting a restricted firearm, and storing guns.

Posted:
July 26, 2018
Article source:
CTV News

CCLA, criminal lawyers raise red flags as Toronto approves increased surveillance

CCLA's Michael Bryant says the city has the right to make its choice on what and how much surveillance it wants, but its citizens need to be consulted.

Posted:
July 26, 2018
Article source:
The Lawyer's Daily

What would gunfire-tracking technology mean for civil liberties in Toronto?

OPINION: In the wake of yet another shooting, city council is set to approve millions in funding for surveillance. The issue deserves more than a rushed debate, writes John Michael McGrath.

Posted:
July 24, 2018
Article source:
TVO.org

Should we treat crime as something to be cured rather than punished?

This article from The Guardian reports on how Scotland's police force has adopted a public health model to tackle violence.

Posted:
July 24, 2018
Article source:
The Guardian

Canadian police dismissing fewer sexual-assault cases

Police labelled 14 per cent of sexual-assault accusations as unfounded, down from 19 per cent for the years 2010-2014.

Posted:
July 23, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail