Federal government to fight solitary confinement ruling from B.C. court

A B.C Supreme Court justice found indefinite segregation undermines the safety of inmates, staff, and the public.

Posted:
February 20, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Ontario government puts moratorium on suspending racialized public servants

Discrimination policies are under review after Black employees presented complaints to the minister in charge of the province's anti-racism initiatives.

Posted:
February 16, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Family of Joey Knapaysweet, man shot and killed after fleeing Timmins police, issues statement

The SIU in Northern Ontario is investigating the deaths of Joey Knapaysweet, who was shot by police, and Agnes Sutherland, who was in custody at the time of her death.

Posted:
February 15, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 12 February 2018

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Posted:
February 14, 2018
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

21 February: Reflections on rights: James Anaya speaks on Indigenous Peoples and human rights

When: Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: Jackman Law Building, U of T Faculty of Law, 78 Queens Park, Moot Court Room, J250, Toronto, ON M5S 2C5

James Anaya is Dean of the University of Colorado Law School, former U.N. Special Rapporteur for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and an international human rights lawyer.

Posted:
February 13, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC)

Know Your Rights Project – Working Group call to action

CNIB has received funding from the LFO for its "Know Your Rights" project, which will help people who are blind or partially sighted understand their rights under law in Ontario.

Posted:
February 07, 2018
Article source:
CNIB

#MeToo disrupts Canada's precarious democracy: Reasonable Doubt

This columnist asks, where do we turn if our institutions fail to keep us safe?

Posted:
February 06, 2018
Article source:
NOW

Nova Scotia human-rights case seeks to establish right to supported housing for people with disabilities

The case could set a national precedent for other actions where people with disabilities say being forced to live in institutions in order to receive publicly funded care is discriminatory.

Posted:
February 05, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Religious leaders say they'll challenge 'fascist' summer jobs form on charter grounds

Religious leaders say they will fight the government's new policy on anti-abortion groups and summer jobs grants, and will take it all the way to the country's top court if necessary.

Posted:
February 01, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

New Law Ensuring Safe Access to Abortion Clinics Now in Effect

Starting today, abortion clinics in Ontario will have safe access zones of 50 metres, a measure intended to protect women using the clinics and health care providers.

Posted:
February 01, 2018
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario