Supreme Court to grapple with murky legal rights of immigration detainees

Should an immigration detainee have the same right to challenge their ongoing detention as their criminally convicted peers?

Posted:
November 15, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Indigenous women kept from seeing their newborn babies until agreeing to sterilization, says lawyer

The women would be told that they could not leave until their tubes were tied, cut or cauterized, or that "they could not see their baby until they agreed."

Posted:
November 14, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

How a Canadian law meant to protect sex workers is making it harder for them to stay safe

A majority of respondents in the Vancouver study said the PCEPA didn’t improve their working conditions, while over a quarter reported negative changes.

Posted:
November 12, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Canada and United States not facing asylum seeker crisis: UNHCR official

Canada's recent spike in irregular migrants is nothing compared to the millions of refugees who pour every year into much poorer countries, according to the UNHCR official.

Posted:
November 08, 2018
Article source:
CTV News

November 27: Nowhere to hide: The impact of technology facilitated violence, abuse, and harassment

When: Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Where: Desautels Hall, Rotman School of Management, 105 St. George Street, Toronto, M5S 2E8

This panel will focus on the topic of technology-facilitated violence, abuse and harassment of vulnerable groups.

Posted:
November 06, 2018
Article source:
Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

November 23: Free workshop for legal clinic and community caseworkers

When: Friday, 23 November 2018, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET

Where: Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1N1

This year's topics include legalization of cannabis, refugee determination myths & facts, Social Assistance updates, and what’s new in Ford Nation.

Posted:
October 31, 2018
Article source:
Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (CSALC)

November 12: Justicia for Migrant Workers

Join Chris Ramsaroop, Min Sook Lee, and others, for a discussion of the issues and struggles facing migrant workers in the fields, farms ,and greenhouses of Southern Ontario.

Posted:
October 29, 2018
Article source:
Justicia for Migrant Workers

New U.S.-Canada-Mexico trade pact promises to strengthen LGBTQ rights

The provision, if it survives in the final text of the deal, is seen as a victory for Canada.

Posted:
October 24, 2018
Article source:
Politico.com

Training trusted intermediaries creates a ripple effect of good information in the community

The [Dis]placement Project, funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario, provided training on housing law to people who support new Canadians in Hamilton.

Posted:
October 24, 2018
Article source:
The Law Foundation of Ontario

Helpline for Indigenous women expands service throughout Ontario

The service is available in 13 Indigenous languages through translation. 

Posted:
October 19, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)