Bill C-75 reforms too little, too late to respond to domestic violence

In this opinion piece, the writers say Canada needs a national agency to review all domestic homicides and create an integrated domestic violence safety system.

Posted:
April 24, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Paying surrogates in Canada could present new problems for parents-to-be, experts say

Surrogacy is legal in Canada, but surrogates can't receive any sort of financial incentives or rewards beyond pay for basic expenses. That's not the case in the U.S., which has different rules.

Posted:
April 24, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

May 10: Information session on trauma informed responses within the criminal justice system, Thunder Bay

When: Thursday May 10, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Where: Italian Cultural Centre, 132 Algoma St. S., Thunder Bay

Reservations required: (807) 345-7802 / e: gfb@nwowc.org

The Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre and the Cross-Over Youth Committee of Thunder Bay invites you to a FREE community information session.

Posted:
April 24, 2018
Article source:
Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre

May 15: Think Locally, Act Globally: Challenging Canada's Human Rights Record at the UN

 

This is a free event and the public is invited.

Posted:
April 24, 2018
Article source:
Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (CSALC)

Judge won't declare presumption that black Canadians need special consideration in sentencing

A judge has rejected the idea of declaring a presumption that black Canadians should receive special consideration in sentencing, as Indigenous peoples do.
Posted:
April 23, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Clinics band together to expand legal services for low-income people

Community legal clinics in Northern Ontario are joining forces to expand their services in employment law, injured workers law, and elder/senior law, in a project called Advocacy North.

Posted:
April 23, 2018
Article source:
SaultOnline.com

Judge lambastes Legal Aid Ontario after it foots bill for woman who married her ex-boyfriend after he suffered a 'catastrophic' brain injury and then spent years fighting his family in court

An Ontario judge has ruled that Legal Aid's support of a woman was an "abuse of process" that wasted precious judicial resources meant for low-income Ontarians.

Posted:
April 23, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

April 25: Your Privacy Rights

When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Where: Toronto Reference Library, Hinton Learning Theatre, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8

Learn more about your privacy rights under Ontario's public-sector privacy laws with Brian Beamish, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, and information officers.

Posted:
April 23, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Public Library

Community justice hubs to offer addiction, mental health support under same roof as courts

New community hubs will offer offenders mental health, housing, and addiction supports under the same roof as courts in Toronto, London, Kenora.

Posted:
April 23, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Toking while white: A get out of jail card: Opinion

More likely to be arrested for cannabis possession than white people? Indigenous people in Regina, nearly 9 times more likely. Black people in Halifax, more than 5 times more likely.

Posted:
April 20, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail