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

Bill to ban some door-to-door sales tabled at Queen's Park

The bill, Door-to-Door Sales Prohibition Act, 2016, calls for the banning of door-to-door sales, leasing, or rental of air conditioners, water heaters, furnaces, and water treatment devices.

Posted:
May 02, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Playing field in sexual abuse cases must be levelled further

A civil lawyer who has worked in the sexual abuse area for more than two decades proposes two measures she believes would help level the legal playing field in sexual abuse cases.

Posted:
May 02, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Lawyer Magazine

Updated content on CLEO's Refugee Rights in Ontario website

There is updated information on health care for refugee claimants and Humanitarian & Compassionate applications.

Posted:
May 02, 2016
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Katelynn Sampson inquest recommendations focus on children's rights

Children should have a say on decisions relating to their care, including resources and requirements for CAS and Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services workers: Coroner's jury recommendations.

Posted:
May 02, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Ontario labour laws failing vulnerable workers

In this opinion piece, the president of the OFL says Ontario's outdated labour laws do little to remedy the power imbalance that exists between well-heeled company owners and their employees.

Posted:
May 02, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star