Liberals to keep prosecuting pot users until bill introduced by next spring

The government unveiled on Thursday the Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation that will consult Canadians and propose a series of new rules to the government by the end of the year.

Posted:
June 30, 2016
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Ontario Appeal Court upholds law society's stand on Trinity Western University

TWU said it would ask the Supreme Court of Canada to hear an appeal, saying it harms freedom of religion, after the Court of Appeal's ruling.

Posted:
June 30, 2016
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Fewer than half of Canadian adults with disabilities have jobs: StatsCan

49 per cent of Canadians with a disability between ages 25 and 64 could find employment, compared 79 per cent employment among the general working-age population: report.

Posted:
June 30, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Politicians dare not forget the humanity in policy: Cohn

This Toronto Star writer comments on three recent reversals of decisions by the Ontario Liberals.

Posted:
June 30, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

Ontario making driver's licence gender neutral

The provincial government is already issuing health cards that no longer display information about a person's sex.

Posted:
June 30, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

The Canadian Environmental Law Association June 2016 bulletin is now available

Topics in this issue include stopping conditional registrations of pesticides, Great Lakes chemicals, dealing with lamps at the end of their life when they contain mercury, consultation on RTA changes.

Posted:
June 29, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA)

Register for an upcoming webinar: Can your client make a claim for compensation under the Schedule 1 Class Action Settlement?

When: July 13, 2016 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

Where: Online

Registration: https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=uxjmu1gfzpxe&campaign=2a5wwgthnube

July 13, 2016 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Some of your clients may be able to make claims under the settlement of this class action lawsuit, Clegg v. Ontario.  The lawsuit dealt with abuse of people who lived at twelve institutions operated by the province of Ontario. The lawsuit recently settled and former residents can now claim compensation, but there are timelines for completing various steps in the process. This webinar, presented by ARCH Disability Law Centre provides an overview of who might be affected, what steps are involved in the claims process, and where and how to access assistance for clients who wish to make claims.

Posted:
June 29, 2016
Article source:
ARCH Disability Law Centre

La Chronique juridique - l'édition de l'été 2016

Topics in the summer 2016 edition of La Chronique juridique (in French only) include Legal Aid Ontario eligibility threshold increase, minimum wage increase, and tips and gratuities.

Posted:
June 29, 2016
Article source:
Clinique juridique populaire de Prescott et Russell Inc.

Ontario backs off controversial autism changes, boosts services after parents protest

The provincial government has announced it is fixing some of the most contentious parts of the new autism program introduced in March.

Posted:
June 29, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

The Advocate's Blog: Hope on the Horizon

The Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth, Irwin Elman, writes about the inquest into the deaths of seven aboriginal high school students in Thunder Bay, and its recommendations.

Posted:
June 29, 2016
Article source:
Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth