Ontario to lead in humane correctional practices, minister says

The minister in charge of Ontario's jails said has indicated her government intends to follow a watchdog's blueprint for reforming solitary confinement.

Posted:
May 25, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Canada's prison agency closes in on new solitary confinement rules

While the proposals don't come close to satisfying long-standing demands placed on the agency by watchdogs and prisoner-rights groups, they would significantly alter segregation methods.

Posted:
May 23, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Charline Grant Settles Human Rights Case with York Region District School Board

After a long struggle, Charline Grant has received a full apology from the school board and assurances of concrete steps to stamp out racism at the Board.

Posted:
May 18, 2017
Article source:
Human Rights Legal Support Centre (HRLSC)

MMIW inquiry failing families, says Native Women's Association

Since the national inquiry on missing and murdered Indigenous women officially launched last September, criticisms have been mounting, and many families have lost faith in the inquiry.

Posted:
May 17, 2017
Article source:
CBC Radio - The Current

Court hearing landmark challenge to indefinite immigration detention

The court will have to decide whether or not continued detention under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act violates Section 7 and Section 9 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Posted:
May 16, 2017
Article source:
CTV News

Chiefs Call for Inquest as NAN Mourns Loss of Another Youth in Care

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) is calling for accountability by the Government of Ontario following the loss of four NAN youth in care in the past six months.

Posted:
May 11, 2017
Article source:
Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN)

Inquiry into missing and murdered will not talk to most families until the fall

Hearings from family members of victims were supposed to begin in May and continue until fall. This is another delay in a process that has been criticized for its slow pace.

Posted:
May 11, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

May 24: You Can't Say That! – Teachers' Rights To Free Expression

When: Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Room 103, Rogers Communication Centre, Ryerson University, 80 Gould Street, Toronto

While free expression is a Charter right, teachers face limitations on what they can do and say in and out of school. This symposium examines teachers' rights in and out of school and on social media.

Posted:
May 10, 2017
Article source:
Ryerson University

Refugee board creates guidelines for deciding LGBTQ claims

The guidelines are meant to help decision-makers at the Immigration and Refugee Board with claims based on sexual orientation, which are hard to verify and validate.

Posted:
May 05, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Canadian passport will have new marker for transgender travellers, justice minister says

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould said the government is working to update its gender identity policies right across federal departments, and they will include a revamped travel document.

Posted:
May 05, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)