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

Should physicians tell police if their patients have been drinking and driving?

Reporting drunk drivers "undermines that relationship that we need to have with patients," doctor says.

Posted:
April 20, 2018
Article source:
CBC Radio - The Current

Federal plan would kick paralegals, law students out of provincial courtrooms, critics say

If the maximum penalty for summary offences changes to 2 years less a day, paralegals and law students will be left out as they can only act in cases where the maximum penalty is six months.

Posted:
April 20, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Fight to keep planned birth in Attawapiskat finally over, says midwife

Women had the right to have a planned birth in Attawapiskat, rather than having to go south to a larger community, for 6 years, but it was denied by regional physicians in 2015.

Posted:
April 20, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

On the Radar: Standard lease for Ontario landlords and tenants coming this month

Starting April 30, 2018, most residential landlords and tenants in Ontario will have to use the government's new standard lease. This month's On the Radar explains the rules about using it.

Posted:
April 20, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Father of son with autism calls Canada's new immigration policy a 'blessing for all of us'

But the HIV/AIDS Legal Network, Council of Canadians with Disabilities, and the Migrant Workers Alliance said the government should have eliminated the law altogether.

Posted:
April 19, 2018
Article source:
Global News

Black Community Legal Needs Assessment

When: April and May, 2018

Where: Locations around Toronto and in Ottawa

For more information: keishiafacey@gmail.com, 647-981-5256

Consultations will be held at venues around Toronto as well as one in Ottawa to determine the legal needs of Ontario's Black communities.

Posted:
April 19, 2018
Article source:
Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC)

There's a 'noticeable increase' of hate crimes in Mississauga and Brampton, report says

The 2017 annual Hate/Bias Motivated Crime Report reveals hate crimes in Peel shot up last year with 158 incidents compared to 59 in 2016.

Posted:
April 19, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

How Doug Ford's pledge of 'zero income tax' leaves minimum wage earners worse off

Doing the math reveals that the Liberal and NDP plans for a $15 hourly rate puts more money in workers' pockets.

Posted:
April 19, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Quebec justice minister voices concern over lawyers using jurors' Facebook pages

Lawyers say public information in social media could help them craft defence strategies.

Posted:
April 18, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star