Register for an upcoming webinar: Supporting Victims and Survivors of Human Trafficking

Date: May 30, 2016 at 2:00 E.T.

Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Register today for the Victim Justice Network's upcoming webinar Supporting Victims and Survivors of Human Trafficking on Mon, May 30, 2016 at 2:00 E.S.T. In support of Victims and Survivors of Crime Week from May 29 to June 4 2016, this webinar will examine Human Trafficking in Canada. The presenters for this webinar will be Michelle Anderson, Covenant House Toronto sex-trafficking specialist and Rosalind Currie, Executive Director, Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons, British Columbia Ministry of Justice.

Posted:
May 04, 2016
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Justice For Children and Youth submissions: Assisted Dying Bill C-14

JFCY is concerned about the exclusion of capable people under the age of 18, "competent minors", from the protections and benefits provided for other capable people under Bill C-14.

Posted:
May 04, 2016
Article source:
Justice for Children and Youth

Reform of rules on refugees' loss of status urgent following new court decision

"This law wastes millions of dollars to fund a search through Canada's inventory of old refugees to see who can be disposed of, regardless of how well established they are in Canada, and for no purpose."

Posted:
May 04, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Council for Refugees

Canadian shelters forced to turn away majority of women and children in need

The third annual Shelter Voices survey says women are crossing borders to escape domestic violence but are turned away from overcrowded shelters.

Posted:
May 04, 2016
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Why judges should have the final word in medically assisted suicide

Margaret Somerville proposes an additional condition not yet in Bill C-14: that a Superior Court judge be required to review and approve each request that has been granted for medically assisted death.

Posted:
May 04, 2016
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Ontario launches public consultation on tenancy act changes

The public has until June 30 to offer feedback on controversial changes to the Residential Tenancies Act.

Posted:
May 03, 2016
Article source:
Metro

Will old SIU reports see light of day?

Critics say the release of the reports is meaningless if key information, such as evidence provided by witnesses, is kept secret.

Posted:
May 03, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

Six Countries that Believe Access to the Internet is a Basic Human Right

Is access to the Internet a Basic Human Right? Some countries have already decided that it is. There may be lessons for Canada in the approach these countries have taken.

Posted:
May 03, 2016
Article source:
Hamilton Community Legal Clinic / Clinique juridique communautaire de Hamilton

Pushback on precarious work

This is CBC video on the Urban Worker Project, which is seeking protection for workers in precarious jobs.

Posted:
May 03, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Why rules on solitary confinement must be written in law

What measures, and from which branch or level of government, will work to effectively end the practice of confining prisoners in cells for all but one or two hours of the day?

Posted:
May 03, 2016
Article source:
The Globe and Mail