Thunder Bay Group claims injured workers' compensation system flawed

Members of the Thunder Bay Injured Workers Support Group sang altered Christmas Carols outside the office of MPP for Thunder Bay-Superior North as part of a campaign for fair workers' compensation.

Posted:
December 13, 2017
Article source:
The Chronicle Journal

Being on social assistance draws more spite than race, colour, gender . . . but not more than being Muslim: survey

One in five Ontarians have negative feelings against people on government assistance; only Muslims, at 21 per cent, were most disliked by respondents to a human rights questionnaire.

Posted:
December 13, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Indigenous activist heads back to court in fight against Cleveland Indians logo

Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal argues that the team name and logo are racist and discriminatory, and using them in baseball games contravenes human rights codes.

Posted:
December 13, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Lawyer Magazine

New Projects with Indigenous Partners to Break the Cycle of Poverty Across Ontario

Kinna-aweya Legal Clinic and Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) will receive support to improve access to safe and nutritious food, good jobs, and better housing through the Local Poverty Reduction Fund.

Posted:
December 13, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

January 19: Supporting the Human Rights of Migrant Sex Workers: Legal Training for Service Providers

When: Friday, January 19, 2018, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Where: Online

RSVP and questions: Elene Lam, 416-906-3098 or elenelam2020@gmail.com

This webinar is for those working with migrants, people without legal status, women facing gender-based violence, or sex workers or women who may sell sexual or erotic services.

Posted:
December 13, 2017
Article source:
Connecting Communities

Supreme Court is right to protect privacy of text messages: Editorial

The Supreme Court of Canada was right to rule that text messages are the equivalent of a phone conversation or a meeting held behind closed doors: Toronto Star editorial.

Posted:
December 12, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

OPP fighting court decision that would see detachment used as jail

Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation is seeking to intervene in both the Crown appeal and OPP application. 

Posted:
December 12, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Tenant fighting to get back $3,200 after finding cockroaches, mould on move-in day

Farima Mohseni has filed two applications with the Landlord and Tenant Board against the landlord, Wynn Group of Companies.

Posted:
December 12, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

No movement on scrapping surcharge

The surcharges were made mandatory in the Increasing Offenders' Accountability for Victims Act, enacted in 2013 by the Conservative government of Stephen Harper.

Posted:
December 12, 2017
Article source:
Law Times

Legal community should embrace unbundled services: Opinion

Unbundled legal services can improve access to justice for Canadians who fall between those who can afford full representation and those who qualify for legal aid.

Posted:
December 12, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Lawyer Magazine