May 4: Indigenous Peoples' Court in Thunder Bay

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."

Posted:
April 19, 2017
Article source:
Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre

Legal clinic to challenge Safe Streets Act

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.

Posted:
April 10, 2017
Article source:
Law Times

Mandatory education on sexual assault law a hot topic at school for new judges

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.

Posted:
April 07, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

On the Radar: Suing in Small Claims Court

This month's On the Radar highlights information about making a claim in Small Claims Court, as featured on the Steps to Justice website.

Posted:
April 06, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Supreme Court of Canada to revisit trial delays ruling in upcoming session

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.

Posted:
April 05, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Ontario Tax Preparation Clinics

This is a Government of Canada list of Ontario cities, towns, and communities where volunteer tax preparation clinics are offered.

Posted:
April 04, 2017
Article source:
Government of Canada - Gouvernement du Canada

Fear of delay prompts bid to remove lawyer from first-degree-murder trial

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.

Posted:
April 04, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

As refugee numbers surge, federal legal aid funding shrinks

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.

Posted:
April 03, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Ontario Government Providing Improved Access to Legal Services

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.

Posted:
March 27, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

The 2017 Federal Budget and Income Security

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.

Posted:
March 24, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)