Court upholds Law Society's decision not to accredit Trinity Western University

An Ontario court has upheld LSUC's decision not to accredit a controversial law school that requires, among other things, that students abstain from same-sex relations.

Posted:
July 02, 2015
Article source:
Toronto Star

Stephen Maher: Court challenge hopes to right the wrongs of the Fair Elections Act

The Fair Elections Act prevents voters from using voter cards as identification. People with up-to-date driver's licences are fine, but nearly four million Canadians don't have those.

Posted:
July 02, 2015
Article source:
National Post

Ottawa moves to revoke citizenship of convicted terrorist for first time since controversial law took effect

The government has begun the process of revoking the citizenship of an Iranian-Canadian serving a prison sentence in Edmonton for terrorism, according to sources familiar with the case.

Posted:
July 02, 2015
Article source:
National Post

Research Update: Paralegals, the Cost of Justice and Access to Justice: A Case Study of Residential Tenancy Disputes in Ottawa

This research project aims to identify the role of paralegals in tenancy dispute resolution and to analyze their impact on the cost of and access to justice, especially for low-income tenants.

Posted:
July 02, 2015
Article source:
Canadian Forum on Civil Justice (CFCJ)

Housing Affordability and Income: ISAC's Submission to Ontario's Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy Update

ISAC has made a submission that addresses aspects of the income side of the housing affordability equation - Ontarians must have enough income to be able to afford the cost of housing.

Posted:
June 30, 2015
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

The Get Ready for the ONCA e-bulletin is now available

Topics in this e-bulletin include ONCA update, Student legal help service, Charity and nonprofit law events, and ONCA Basics webinar.

Posted:
June 30, 2015
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Should you pay if you get an illegal download notice?

CBC Radio's Day 6 looks at Canada's crackdown on illegal downloading and reports from Canadians that they're receiving notices saying they could be on the hook legally for downloading copyrighted files.

Posted:
June 30, 2015
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

What is a 'healing lodge' and why does Canada's prison system need more?

Only four agreements for new healing lodges have been finalized since Parliament passed a law 20 years ago to establish and operate healing lodges to help natives transition from prison to freedom.

Posted:
June 30, 2015
Article source:
CTV News

What's new on the PLE Learning Exchange: Don't get lost in translation

The PLE Learning Exchange asks, Would you like to make some of your public legal education and information materials available in languages other than English?

Posted:
June 30, 2015
Article source:
PLE Learning Exchange Ontario

Sex abuse case highlights vulnerability of workers on visas

Cathy Kolar of Legal Assistance of Windsor worked closely with the two women and wonders why governments were ignorant of the case and why there is now no discussion of these situations.

Posted:
June 30, 2015
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)