March 22-23: First Nations Justice Forum

When: March 22, 8 a.m. - March 23, 5 p.m.

Where: Prince Arthur Hotel, 17 Cumberland St. N., Thunder Bay, Ontario P7A4K8

The Chiefs of Ontario Justice Sector invites you to attend an upcoming Justice Forum, titled "Justice as Healing" on March 22-23 in Thunder Bay.

Posted:
February 21, 2018
Article source:
Chiefs of Ontario

Judge strikes down mandatory minimum law in Toronto drug mule case

The ruling underscores the need for Ottawa to act on its promise to repeal mandatory minimum sentences, said Jonathan Rudin, a lawyer for Aboriginal Legal Services, an intervener in the case.

Posted:
February 21, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
February 20, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Where can I get help with my tax return?

You can get help from a free tax clinic, a community agency, or an accountant.

Posted:
February 16, 2018
Article source:
Settlement.Org

Legal clinic challenges part of Income Tax Act

A legal clinic is challenging the constitutionality of part of the Income Tax Act that bars refugee claimants from receiving Canada child benefits.

Posted:
February 13, 2018
Article source:
Law Times

The Spectator's view: Canada needs Indigenous jurors

If there had been Indigenous members on that jury in Battleford, Canadians would have had more confidence that they had just witnessed justice being done: Hamilton Spectator opinion piece.

Posted:
February 13, 2018
Article source:
Hamilton Spectator

Reports cite heavy toll of legal problems on Canadian society

The price paid for legal problems includes impacts on health, loss of employment, and an increased reliance on social assistance, reports the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice (CFCJ).

Posted:
February 12, 2018
Article source:
The Lawyer's Daily

February 27: Webinar on new Guidelines for Better Legal Information

When: Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Where: Online

To learn more about the new Guidelines for Better Legal Information and how they apply to your work, you can join CLEO's webinar on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.

Posted:
February 09, 2018
Article source:
PLE Learning Exchange Ontario

Provincial government invests funds in eastern Ontario justice system

The provincial government is spending over $7 million in an attempt to improve access to justice in eastern Ontario and the capital region.

Posted:
February 08, 2018
Article source:
The Lawyer's Daily

Justice Minister Wilson-Raybould concerned about low number of Indigenous people on juries

The issue came into focus last week in the trial of Gerald Stanley, who is accused of killing 22-year-old Cree man Colten Boushie on his Saskatchewan farm in 2016.

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