OCA rules on Islamic marriage contract

The Court of Appeal has determined that part of an Islamic marriage contract was part of net family property under the Ontario Family Law Act.

Posted:
November 21, 2017
Article source:
Law Times

Province to include adult children with disabilities in child support law

A Brampton single mother's successful Charter challenge has prompted the Ontario government to amend the child support law.

Posted:
November 16, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Canada Moves Closer to Gender Equity for Indigenous Women

The Senate has approved legislation to amend a 141-year-old law that has prevented indigenous women and their descendants from obtaining the same rights allotted to indigenous men.

Posted:
November 15, 2017
Article source:
New York Times

Parental leave changes prompt questions of affordability, cost to businesses

The change will be limited to employees who work in federally regulated sectors of the economy, such as banking, telecom, transportation and the public service.

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

Expanded parental leave, new caregiver benefit, to come into effect Dec. 3

New mothers and fathers planning to begin their parental leave on or after Dec. 3 will be able to spread their federal benefits over a longer period of time.

Posted:
November 09, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

New rules will require forensic labs to be accredited

The new Forensic Laboratories Act, aims to create better oversight of forensic labs to ensure they meet mandated standards going forward and is the first legislation of its kind in Canada.

Posted:
November 03, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Indigenous child welfare rates creating 'humanitarian crisis' in Canada, says federal minister

Philpott sent a letter to provincial and territorial counterparts Tuesday requesting an "emergency meeting" on Indigenous children and family services early in the New Year.

Posted:
November 03, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

November 7: Advocate or Adversary? Understanding your Lawyer's Role, Thunder Bay

When: Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Waverly Library Auditorium, 285 Red River Road, Thunder Bay P7B 1A9

This information session is free and open to all members of the community, registration required.

Posted:
October 26, 2017
Article source:
Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre

New and Revised CLEO Publications - October 26, 2017

CLEO announces the publication of new or updated resources. All CLEO resources are provided free of charge. 

Posted:
October 26, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

'It's a tragedy': How the flawed Motherisk hair test helped fracture families across Canada

For more than 20 years, Motherisk performed flawed drug and alcohol testing on thousands of vulnerable families across Canada, influencing decisions in child protection cases.

Posted:
October 20, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)