Groups call for increased police oversight in Ontario, but some say it is not enough

A coalition of advocacy groups is joining the OHRC to call on the provincial government to implement recommendations on police oversight made after a public review.

Posted:
August 23, 2017
Article source:
The Lawyer's Daily

People with mental illness need to be calmed down, not shot

Since 2000, more than 40 "mentally disturbed" people have been shot to death during encounters with police – and that's just in Ontario.

Posted:
August 22, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Criminal Justice System Review Survey / Questionnaire sur les changements au système de justice pénale

The survey is open until 8 p.m. EDT, (Eastern Daylight Time) Thursday, August 24, 2017.

Posted:
August 18, 2017
Article source:
Victim Justice Network

Government vows to change fund for parents of murdered, missing children

The federal government will make changes to a largely untapped fund designed to help parents of murdered or missing children after a blistering critique exposed deep flaws in the program.

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

White nationalist group not welcome on campus: University of Toronto

The university's president said bigotry, hate, and violence have no place on campus and condemned the deadly clash between protesters and white supremacists in Virginia.

Posted:
August 16, 2017
Article source:
AdvocateDaily.com

Ontario judge frees refugee claimant, calls detention Kafkaesque

The judge's ruling raises questions of whether Canada regularly detains refugee claimants and other non-citizens arbitrarily, in violation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Posted:
August 15, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Hate crime in Canada: do our laws allow a white nationalist rally?

You can be jailed for promoting hate speech that targets a group, such as handing out a pamphlet with Neo-Nazi literature, but several conditions must be met.

Posted:
August 15, 2017
Article source:
Global News

Federal Income Support for Parents of Murdered or Missing Children grant

The grant is for applicants who have suffered income loss from time away from work to cope with the death or disappearance of their child/children as a result of a probable Criminal Code offence.

Posted:
August 10, 2017
Article source:
Government of Canada - Gouvernement du Canada

'Believe the victim' has no place in courts, judge says in sexual assault ruling

"Based on the complainant's evidence, I cannot be sure what happened in that hotel room," Justice Molloy wrote. "It is not safe to convict."

Posted:
August 10, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Editorial: Hand the MMIWG inquiry over to Indigenous Canadians

Ottawa would provide a set amount of funding but leave everything to Indigenous Canadians to decide: The inquiry's composition, mission, terms of reference, timelines, methods, objectives.

Posted:
August 09, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail