Provincial Government Expanding Bail Programs, Hiring More Prosecutors and Staff in Southwestern Ontario

The Ontario government is implementing programs to help reduce time-to-trial and improve the bail system in southwestern Ontario.

Posted:
January 20, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

Learn more about Steps to Justice with our promotional video

Learn more about Steps to Justice with our promotional video.
 

Posted:
January 19, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Steps to Justice – A new legal information website, and more

Led by CLEO, Steps to Justice is an initiative that gives comprehensive online information on common legal problems that people experience in family, housing, employment, and other areas of law.

Posted:
January 19, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Ontario Justice Partners Launch New Steps to Justice Website: A First of its Kind in the Province

Steps to Justice provides comprehensive and reliable information on everyday legal problems related to family, housing, employment and other areas of law.

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

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)

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

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

More than half of Canadian adults in jail awaiting trial rather than serving sentences in 2014 and 2015: StatsCan

The John Howard Society has been raising awareness about the "remand crisis" for years: in 2005 they warned that the average daily pre-trial prison population in Ontario had more than doubled since 1991.

Posted:
January 11, 2017
Article source:
National Post

Ontario government to launch new campaign around new carding rules

The co-founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto says carding still happens, and a public relations blitz won't change what's happening between police and members of visible minorities.

Posted:
January 10, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)