Leaders in vulnerable Hamilton neighbourhoods will be taught about legal rights

The program will provide legal education about tenant rights and bylaws to social service providers and community leaders in the Beasley and Riverdale neighbourhoods.

Posted:
February 21, 2017
Article source:
Hamilton Spectator

No fixed address: How I became a 32-year-old couch surfer

CBC reporter Shannon Martin's rent shot up nearly $1K a month, now she bounces around between family and friends.

Posted:
February 21, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Every inmate at Kenora, Ont., jail has addictions, mental health issues: human rights commissioner

"Many of the people I spoke to, English is not their first language," she said. "Their families are sometimes hundreds of kilometres away, so they weren't able to have regular visits with family."

Posted:
February 21, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Ottawa to overhaul victims' fund, where administrative costs far outstrip benefits

The federal fund introduced in 2013 has spent 14 times as much on administration costs as it has on actual grants.

Posted:
February 21, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Momentum building for HIV law reform

Police and crown attorneys have aggressively pursued aggravated sexual assault charges against people even when they don't transmit the virus, says Ryan Peck, HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario.

Posted:
February 21, 2017
Article source:
NOW

Immigration Department cracks down on unlicensed 'ghost' consultants in China

In one of its biggest crackdown on unlicensed consultants, Ottawa has rejected applications filed from a single address of a company in China.

Posted:
February 17, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Canadian policies on cellphone searches at border aren't easy to find

According to CBSA policy, the agency doesn't need a warrant to search your phone, laptop, or electronic device, which all fall under the Customs Act's broader definition of "goods."

Posted:
February 17, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

London police finalize carding policy, require FOI request for in-writing reason

Police will give a verbal reason and receipt to anyone they stop. But that document won't include the reason for the interaction - you'll have to file a freedom-of-information request for that.

Posted:
February 17, 2017
Article source:
London Free Press

March 2: Webinar on Lead in Drinking Water

When: Thursday, March 2, 2017, 1 p.m. ET

Where: Online

For more information: Anastasia anastasia@cela.ca or 647-705-7564

Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7824274657201072898

Presenters from CELA and the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change will discuss the Ontario government's past and current activities with respect to lead in drinking water. 

Posted:
February 17, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA)

Unfounded sexual assault cases: A human-rights issue

"Like much of the systemic discrimination in the criminal-justice system, failure to properly investigate and prosecute sexual offences likely begins with an overreliance...on stereotypes."

Posted:
February 16, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail