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