Opinion: Decriminalization of sex work is essential

Rather than seek to "save" sex workers, we need to address systemic inequalities that create poverty, homelessness and lack of access to services: Opinion piece.

Posted:
April 25, 2018
Article source:
Montreal Gazette

End legal stigma against people with HIV

Canada remains a world leader, along with the United States and Russia, when it comes to prosecuting people with HIV.

Posted:
April 25, 2018
Article source:
Law Times

Bill C-75 reforms too little, too late to respond to domestic violence

In this opinion piece, the writers say Canada needs a national agency to review all domestic homicides and create an integrated domestic violence safety system.

Posted:
April 24, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Paying surrogates in Canada could present new problems for parents-to-be, experts say

Surrogacy is legal in Canada, but surrogates can't receive any sort of financial incentives or rewards beyond pay for basic expenses. That's not the case in the U.S., which has different rules.

Posted:
April 24, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

May 10: Information session on trauma informed responses within the criminal justice system, Thunder Bay

When: Thursday May 10, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Where: Italian Cultural Centre, 132 Algoma St. S., Thunder Bay

Reservations required: (807) 345-7802 / e: gfb@nwowc.org

The Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre and the Cross-Over Youth Committee of Thunder Bay invites you to a FREE community information session.

Posted:
April 24, 2018
Article source:
Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre

Community justice hubs to offer addiction, mental health support under same roof as courts

New community hubs will offer offenders mental health, housing, and addiction supports under the same roof as courts in Toronto, London, Kenora.

Posted:
April 23, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Toking while white: A get out of jail card: Opinion

More likely to be arrested for cannabis possession than white people? Indigenous people in Regina, nearly 9 times more likely. Black people in Halifax, more than 5 times more likely.

Posted:
April 20, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Should physicians tell police if their patients have been drinking and driving?

Reporting drunk drivers "undermines that relationship that we need to have with patients," doctor says.

Posted:
April 20, 2018
Article source:
CBC Radio - The Current

Your rights as a photographer in Toronto

BlogTO presents some quick guidelines to follow for some common photography scenarios, with links to how to get further information.

Posted:
April 18, 2018
Article source:
blogTO

How to prevent jails from serving as the new asylums

There's growing concern about the number of people with mental illness and addiction in our corrections system, and an increasing number of police calls for people in emotional distress.

Posted:
April 17, 2018
Article source:
Policy Options