Lawyers launch free women's legal clinic in B.C.

The free legal clinic is the first of its kind in B.C. since the province cut back legal aid funding by 40 per cent in 2002.

Posted:
May 25, 2016
Article source:
Metro

Report to assess role of killer's 'cultural' background in shooting

A judge has agreed to postpone a Halifax murderer's sentencing pending an assessment of whether his African-Nova Scotian background "played a role" in the crime.

Posted:
May 25, 2016
Article source:
Macleans Magazine

New program to help front-line Ottawa police deal with sexual assault victims starts today

"Listen. Believe. And don't judge:" That's the lesson Staff Sgt. Angela McDade will be teaching to front-line officers in Ottawa's police force in a new training program.

Posted:
May 25, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Medical regulators in every province impose safeguards for assisted dying

Most of those provincial guidelines impose safeguards similar to — or even more stringent than — those included in the federal government's proposed new law on assisted death.

Posted:
May 25, 2016
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

June 3: Lunch & Learn / Dîner - Causerie: Family Law/ Droit de la Famille

When: Friday, June 3, 2016, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Where: Catholic Centre for Immigrants, 219 Argyle Ave, Room 113, Ottawa

This is an informal, bilingual meeting held over lunch for service providers in Ottawa on the topic of family law.

Posted:
May 25, 2016
Article source:
Connecting Ottawa/Connexion Ottawa

I was bumped from speaking to the House. I need to say this: Migrant workers need better rights

Teta Bayan says, "Migrant workers deserve permanent immigration status so that we have the same rights as everyone else."

Posted:
May 25, 2016
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

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