May 15: Think Locally, Act Globally: Challenging Canada's Human Rights Record at the UN

 

This is a free event and the public is invited.

Posted:
April 24, 2018
Article source:
Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (CSALC)

Judge won't declare presumption that black Canadians need special consideration in sentencing

A judge has rejected the idea of declaring a presumption that black Canadians should receive special consideration in sentencing, as Indigenous peoples do.
Posted:
April 23, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Toking while white: A get out of jail card: Opinion

More likely to be arrested for cannabis possession than white people? Indigenous people in Regina, nearly 9 times more likely. Black people in Halifax, more than 5 times more likely.

Posted:
April 20, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Fight to keep planned birth in Attawapiskat finally over, says midwife

Women had the right to have a planned birth in Attawapiskat, rather than having to go south to a larger community, for 6 years, but it was denied by regional physicians in 2015.

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

There's a 'noticeable increase' of hate crimes in Mississauga and Brampton, report says

The 2017 annual Hate/Bias Motivated Crime Report reveals hate crimes in Peel shot up last year with 158 incidents compared to 59 in 2016.

Posted:
April 19, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Mosque shooter's search history shouldn't be a cause for online censorship: expert

"I like my racists where I can see them," said Cara Zwibel, who is the director of the Fundamental Freedoms Program at CCLA.

Posted:
April 18, 2018
Article source:
CBC Radio - The Current

Your rights as a photographer in Toronto

BlogTO presents some quick guidelines to follow for some common photography scenarios, with links to how to get further information.

Posted:
April 18, 2018
Article source:
blogTO

Steps to Justice has a new and improved design

After extensive user testing, CLEO is pleased to announce a new and improved redesign of the Steps to Justice website.

Posted:
April 17, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Opinion: The gay community has long been over-policed and under-protected. The Bruce McArthur case is the final straw

The Pride request that police withdraw from the upcoming parade stems from decades of frustration, says the author of this CBC opinion piece.

Posted:
April 16, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Interrupted Childhoods and Overrepresentation in the Wrong Places

Given the lack of objective basis for racial definitions, some people query why we track racial statistics in society at all.

Posted:
April 16, 2018
Article source:
Slaw