News in Criminal Law
While Canada is celebrated as a safe haven for refugees, hundreds of unwanted immigrants languish in jails across the country.
An analysis by the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children shows how the 2017 federal budget will affect children and their families.
The study, conducted by researchers from Algonquin College and the U. of Ottawa, is asking participants how they coped after trauma and tragedy, and how they found support and inner strength.
The Income Security Advocacy Centre says the federal Budget announced on March 22 does very little to address the poverty and income inequality that Canadians are experiencing right now.
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The decision could affect hundreds of convicted offenders each year across Canada, according to the Criminal Lawyers' Association.
Wednesday's federal budget also proposes $2.7-million over five years for education, ethics, and conduct programs for Canadian judges, including training.
Canadian police dismiss 1 in 5 cases as unfounded, one result of which is that many women choose not to report sexual assaults to police out of fear they will not be taken seriously.
The committee specifically recommended that Statistics Canada resume collecting national numbers on unfounded cases of sexual offences, which it stopped collecting in 2006.
The 45 recommendations focused on campus sexual assault, harassment in public, cyberviolence, and better treatment by the justice system of those reporting gender-based violence and sexual assault.