End second-class citizenship

Under Bill C-24's system, a single government official can decide to take away a Canadian's citizenship, with no right to a fair hearing for the citizen.

Posted:
September 27, 2016
Article source:
British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA)

Register now for Webinar on How and When to Prove Abuse in Family Court

When: Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 12 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. ET

Where: Online

This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series discusses ways of trying to prove abuse in a Family Court case, and when it can affect the Court's decision.

Posted:
September 27, 2016
Article source:
METRAC

Eviction Prevention For Seniors Initiative – Ways To Participate

The Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA) is seeking feedback from senior tenants, service providers, and landlords in Toronto to help prevent eviction of seniors.

Posted:
September 26, 2016
Article source:
Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA)

Migrant workers caravan hits Toronto en route to Parliament Hill

Foreign workers who do the work that Canadians won't do call for labour rights and an end to exploitation.

Posted:
September 26, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

People cheated by lawyers in Ontario eligible for up to $500K in compensation

In recommending the higher cap, a committee of the Law Society of Upper Canada tasked with the issue noted the last increase was in 2008, at which the time the limit was set at $150,000.

Posted:
September 26, 2016
Article source:
CTV News

INSIDE OUT: The decline of parole and the fundamentals of Canada's penal system

"We've gone from a system based on the principle of the 'earliest possible release' to one based on the 'latest possible release,'": Howard Sapers, ombudsman of the federal prison system.

Posted:
September 26, 2016
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Thunder Bay, Ont., police face 'systemic review' of Indigenous death investigations

Police in Thunder Bay will be reviewed by the civilian police oversight body for the way they treat the deaths of Indigenous people, a move one expert calls unprecedented in Ontario.

Posted:
September 26, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Law Society report suggests ways to end systemic racism in legal professions

The CBC's The Current radio program convened a panel on September 13 to discuss the experience of discrimination that non-white lawyers can face in the justice system.

Posted:
September 23, 2016
Article source:
CBC Radio - The Current

Ontario social assistance doesn't meet basic human needs

We all pay for poverty. Research from all over the world shows that those who are the poorest are sicker and die sooner than those who are wealthier, no matter the cause: article.

Posted:
September 23, 2016
Article source:
Policy Options

Top court's bilingual rule a barrier to indigenous judges: Sinclair, Bellegarde

Two leading First Nations voices say the government's new SCC selection process creates unfair barriers for indigenous candidates due to its "functionally bilingual" requirement.

Posted:
September 23, 2016
Article source:
The Globe and Mail