The Canadian Environmental Law Association June 2016 bulletin is now available

Topics in this issue include stopping conditional registrations of pesticides, Great Lakes chemicals, dealing with lamps at the end of their life when they contain mercury, consultation on RTA changes.

Posted:
June 29, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA)

Register for an upcoming webinar: Can your client make a claim for compensation under the Schedule 1 Class Action Settlement?

When: July 13, 2016 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

Where: Online

Registration: https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=uxjmu1gfzpxe&campaign=2a5wwgthnube

July 13, 2016 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Some of your clients may be able to make claims under the settlement of this class action lawsuit, Clegg v. Ontario.  The lawsuit dealt with abuse of people who lived at twelve institutions operated by the province of Ontario. The lawsuit recently settled and former residents can now claim compensation, but there are timelines for completing various steps in the process. This webinar, presented by ARCH Disability Law Centre provides an overview of who might be affected, what steps are involved in the claims process, and where and how to access assistance for clients who wish to make claims.

Posted:
June 29, 2016
Article source:
ARCH Disability Law Centre

La Chronique juridique - l'édition de l'été 2016

Topics in the summer 2016 edition of La Chronique juridique (in French only) include Legal Aid Ontario eligibility threshold increase, minimum wage increase, and tips and gratuities.

Posted:
June 29, 2016
Article source:
Clinique juridique populaire de Prescott et Russell Inc.

Ontario backs off controversial autism changes, boosts services after parents protest

The provincial government has announced it is fixing some of the most contentious parts of the new autism program introduced in March.

Posted:
June 29, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

The Advocate's Blog: Hope on the Horizon

The Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth, Irwin Elman, writes about the inquest into the deaths of seven aboriginal high school students in Thunder Bay, and its recommendations.

Posted:
June 29, 2016
Article source:
Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth

Inquest dubs 3 First Nations youth deaths accidental, while 4 others remain a mystery

"'Undetermined' in respect of three of five of the drowning deaths sends a clear message that the police investigations were deeply flawed," said Julian Falconer, lawyer for the Nishnawbe Aski Nation.

Posted:
June 29, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Award-winning law student denied cop ride-along — despite no criminal record

George "Knia" Singh alleges he was discriminated against by Toronto police based on "carding" incidents where he was with people who had criminal records.

Posted:
June 28, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

Ian Mulgrew: Legal system problems cost Canadians billions

The data produced by the Cost of Justice project (2011-2017) should be driving widespread law reform, says this Vancouver Sun columnist.

Posted:
June 28, 2016
Article source:
Vancouver Sun

B.C. patient challenges new assisted-dying law

The B.C. woman challenging the law argues that the law's requirement that death be "reasonably foreseeable" unfairly rules out patients with chronic and untreatable conditions.

Posted:
June 28, 2016
Article source:
CTV News

Independent Legal Advice for Sexual Assault Survivors Pilot Program

Sexual assault survivors living in Toronto, Ottawa, and Thunder Bay may be eligible to receive four hours of free legal advice to help them make informed decisions about their next steps.

Posted:
June 28, 2016
Article source:
Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General