December 7: Human Rights Forum: Colonization and Systemic Racism – Pathways to Change

When: Thursday, December 7, 2017, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. EST

Where: Bahen Centre for Information Technology, Auditorium Rm 1160, University of Toronto, 40 St George St, Toronto, ON M5S 2E4

To commemorate this year's Human Rights Day, Urban Alliance on Race Relations is hosting a panel of human rights advocates to discuss Colonization and System Racism: Pathways to Change.

Posted:
November 20, 2017
Article source:
Urban Alliance on Race Relations

Inmates allege systematic negligence at southern Ontario prison

The class action lawsuit against the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre in London is arguing for the rights of more than 9,000 inmates who allege "cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment."

Posted:
November 20, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Ottawa sets date for LGBTQ apology, but compensation not yet settled

Advocates for people criminally charged or fired from their government job because they were gay are celebrating news of a historic apology in the House for their mistreatment.

Posted:
November 20, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Law society initiative to improve diversity is about justice not politics, lawyers say

In recent weeks there has been a flurry of open letters and op-eds in newspapers decrying an initiative from the law society to improve diversity and inclusion in the Ontario legal profession.

Posted:
November 20, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Toronto editor of Your Ward News faces hate-related charges

James Sears and Leroy St. Germaine have been charged with wilful promotion of hatred against Jews and women, through their publication, Your Ward News.

Posted:
November 17, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

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

Jordan Peterson says website plan on hold

The University of Toronto professor says the online list of courses to be avoided that he was going to post "might add excessively to current polarization."

Posted:
November 14, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Unsafe harbour: Parents weigh school versus safety in Thunder Bay

In remote communities throughout northern Ontario, Indigenous families are increasingly afraid for the safety of their children who must go south to get a high school education.

Posted:
November 14, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Report shows Ontario government knew of mercury contamination near Grassy Narrows 30 years ago

A new report shows the Ontario government knew nearly 30 years ago that a mill site upstream from Grassy Narrows First Nation was contaminated with mercury.

Posted:
November 13, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Similarities in Nigerian asylum claims based on sexual orientation have Legal Aid Ontario asking questions

Same-sex relationships were outlawed in Nigeria in 2014. Arbitrary arrests, extortion, and mob violence against homosexuals have become more common since then.

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