Will Canadian doctors grant assisted death without a new law?

Canadian doctors and nurses are going to find themselves in a "very difficult situation" come June 6 if the government doesn't pass a new law on assisted dying: CMA vice president.

Posted:
May 24, 2016
Article source:
Global News

Report slams Ontario's child protection system

The "Because Young People Matter" report says youth must have a say in how the system is restructured.

 

Posted:
May 24, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Same-sex parents still struggle for legal recognition

A decade after courts ruled legal hoops were unconstitutional, forms still list "mother" and "father."

Posted:
May 24, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

More aboriginal students needed in Ontario law schools: academics

The fact that most law schools in Ontario are in the southern part of the province is a barrier to aboriginal people applying, especially for those who live in remote northern communities.

Posted:
May 24, 2016
Article source:
Law Times

Court erred in sentencing Aboriginal man, Court of Appeal rules

Emily Hill, representing Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto as an intervenor in the case, said it must be considered an Aboriginal case even though Kreko was raised as a white child.

Posted:
May 24, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

Liberals accused of breaking promise to uphold 'sacred obligation' to veterans

The justice department has moved forward with a court case that would give the government the option of denying lifelong pensions to injured soldiers.

Posted:
May 20, 2016
Article source:
CTV News

Opinion: Focus on high-risk offenders to prevent victimization

Heidi Illingworth, Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime, says we should be investing in programs such as those that closely monitor dangerous offenders who are released into the community.

Posted:
May 20, 2016
Article source:
Victim Justice Network

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 20 May 2016

Top stories include CCPA study on indigenous child poverty, migrant worker program, what happens if the safety net fails?, dental care reform, Syrian refugees, and pension reform.

Posted:
May 20, 2016
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

June 8: Helping your clients find good legal information - Kenora workshop

Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Afternoon session may be offered pending community interest. Let us know if you require/would prefer a PM session: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.).

Location: Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre, 931 Lakeview Dr., Kenora 

This workshop for service providers aims to help you decide if there is a legal issue in your client's problem, find dependable sources of legal information, and more.

Posted:
May 20, 2016
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Reasonable Doubt: How much do I love thee? Spousal support

The writer of this week's Reasonable Doubt column talks about the obligations for spousal support you may have when your relationship goes south.

Posted:
May 19, 2016
Article source:
NOW