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

Attitudes toward opioid users must change to halt deadly plague

The opioid crisis is similar to the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, says this writer, with most of the victims coming from a shunned group, and authorities painfully, shamefully, slow to take action.

Posted:
January 11, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Spotlight on Invisible Disabilities Project - Survey Deadline January 15

ARCH has information about how to participate in the Invisible Disabilities Project. The survey deadline is January 15, but there are also webinars for Youth, Veterans, Seniors, and one in French.

Posted:
January 11, 2017
Article source:
ARCH Disability Law Centre

Province backs and will fund supervised injection sites in Toronto

Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins says the province will pay to install and operate sites at three health sites where users will inject their own illegal drugs under medical supervision.

Posted:
January 10, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

January 31: Free forum on the future of drug policy in Canada

When: Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: Multi-Faith Centre, 569 Spadina Avenue, 1 1/2 blocks north of College St., entrance at rear of building

A panel of experts will talk about the legalization of marijuana, how to address the opioid crisis, the good sense behind decriminalizing all drugs, and more. 

Posted:
January 09, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Harm Reduction Network

Release of Papers by LCO today and Future Webinar on Health Care Consent and Advance Care Planning

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) released two papers today in their series of commissioned research from external experts across Canada, part of their project, Improving the Last Stages of Life.

Posted:
December 20, 2016
Article source:
Advocacy Centre for The Elderly (ACE)