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)

Supreme Court loosens grounds for bail pending appeal of a conviction

The decision could affect hundreds of convicted offenders each year across Canada, according to the Criminal Lawyers' Association.

Posted:
March 24, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Why you should file your income taxes – especially if you don't make a lot of money

In the Reasonable Doubt column, Waterloo Region Community Legal Services' Rachael Lake says filing your taxes is the single greatest annual opportunity to boost your income.

Posted:
March 21, 2017
Article source:
NOW

Vancouver law firm seeks legal grounding of unwritten Indigenous laws

Indigenous laws are often depicted in traditional narratives, language, song, and dances. They're not the same as Aboriginal laws, which pertain to treaty rights and enforcement.

Posted:
March 20, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Hamilton judge skewers legal aid system in decision

Justice Alex Pazaratz says the Ontario legal aid system is wasting taxpayer dollars.

Posted:
March 20, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 17 March 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Posted:
March 17, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

2017 Region of Peel Hosted Tax Preparation Clinics

The Region of Peel has help for tax preparers at three locations on Saturdays through March and April.

Posted:
March 15, 2017
Article source:
Region of Peel

March 15: The Ethics of Lawyering in Sexual Assault Cases

When: Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 6:10 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Where: George Ignatieff Theatre, Larkin Building, 15 Devonshire Place, University of Toronto

This Centre for Ethics event aims to stimulate thoughtful public debate about the important and complex ethical issues raised by sexual assault cases in the criminal process.

Posted:
March 14, 2017
Article source:
Centre of Ethics, University of Toronto

Judge's report urges Ontario to let paralegals appear in family court

The recommendations come as the family court system is facing a crisis, with a majority of litigants representing themselves due to the high cost of getting a lawyer.

Posted:
March 07, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

March 9: International Women's Day / Journée internationale des femmes panel discussion webcast

When: March 9, 2017, 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

Where: Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen St. W., Toronto

Information: equityevents@lsuc.on.ca | 416-947-3413 | 1-800-668-7380, ext. 3413

The discussion will explore the barriers women face when running for elected office, or engaging in grassroots activism, and why more do not rise to the highest political positions.

Posted:
March 03, 2017
Article source:
Law Society of Upper Canada