Going Broke in Legal Aid

Legal Aid Ontario aims to provide low-income citizens with access to legal representation. But it also seems determined to exploit the very lawyers it depends on: Lawyer and article author.

Posted:
August 24, 2016
Article source:
The Walrus

Rental Housing Enforcement Unit is the new name for Investigation and Enforcement Unit

Ontario's Rental Housing Enforcement Unit (formerly called Investigation and Enforcement Unit) is a regulatory entity in the residential rental tenancies sector in Ontario.

Posted:
August 23, 2016
Article source:
Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Residential school claim adjudicators made mistakes, says judge

It's not known exactly how many cases were adjudicated incorrectly but there could be dozens of survivors now entitled to another Independent Assessment Process.

Posted:
August 23, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Password protection a crucial Charter right

The right against self-incrimination cannot be violated, despite police chiefs' legislative request, say the authors of this Toronto Star opinion piece.

Posted:
August 23, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

Canada's HIV disclosure law 'unfair,' say advocates calling for change

"To equate not disclosing one's HIV status with the traditional understanding of aggravated sexual assault, we don't think is fair:" Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network spokesperson.

Posted:
August 23, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

Number of federal inspections under foreign worker program on rise

In response to complaints of poor working and living conditions, federal officials investigated Obeid Farms in Vanessa, Ont., where they concluded that 20 TFWs were consistently working 7 days a week.

Posted:
August 22, 2016
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Liberals eye exceptions to mandatory minimum sentences

The Liberal government is studying the idea of building some wiggle room into the controversial convention of mandatory minimum sentences to avoid unduly harsh penalties in cases that don't warrant them.

Posted:
August 22, 2016
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Ministry stands firm on denying funding for families of police shooting victims

Families of police shooting victims will continue to have to pay for their own legal representation at inquests, despite pleas from supporters.

Posted:
August 22, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

Jobless, car-less and afraid to call for help: two people with epilepsy say police screwed up arrests

Should people suffering from seizures and their aftermath be held criminally responsible for prohibited acts?

Posted:
August 22, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

August 30: Helping your clients find good legal information, Peterborough

When: Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 1:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Where: Peterborough Lions Community Centre, 347 Burnham Street, Peterborough

A workshop presented by CLEO to help you help your clients when they face a legal issue.

Posted:
August 22, 2016
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)