News in Legal System
When: Thursday, May 4, 2017, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Italian Cultural Centre, 132 Algoma St S., Thunder Bay, ON P7B 3B7
The topic of this presentation is, "Indigenous Peoples' Court in Thunder Bay: How a new approach to the Criminal Justice System could improve outcomes for women & their families."
Lawyers say the act criminalizes homeless people and that proceedings concerning Safe Streets Act tickets unnecessarily suck up valuable time and resources in provincial courts, adding to delays.
Dozens of judges appointed to Canada's superior courts last fall and this spring are attending classes this week in Quebec, to which CBC News was granted rare, limited access.
This month's On the Radar highlights information about making a claim in Small Claims Court, as featured on the Steps to Justice website.
An unusually swift revisiting of a contentious 5-4 decision offers the high court a chance to clarify the ruling that could see serious cases tossed.
This is a Government of Canada list of Ontario cities, towns, and communities where volunteer tax preparation clinics are offered.
If the move succeeds, it would be the first time the Crown has had a defence lawyer removed to prevent delay since a SCC ruling last summer set new time limits for criminal proceedings.
Despite a big increase in the number of asylum claims, Ontario faces a 37 per cent funding reduction from Ottawa this year for legal services for refugee claimants.
Effective April 1, 2017, about 140,000 more people will be eligible to receive the legal services they need, regardless of their ability to pay.
The Income Security Advocacy Centre says the federal Budget announced on March 22 does very little to address the poverty and income inequality that Canadians are experiencing right now.