Toronto must enforce its 'sanctuary city' status: Editorial

In 2013, city council declared Toronto a sanctuary city. Three years later, undocumented migrants still have plenty to fear: Toronto Star editorial.

Posted:
February 24, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

'How is this power going to be used?': Immigration lawyer says Bill C-23 needs rewrite

"People thought the U.S. would behave reasonably, we don't have to worry about this. But then you have a president who is elected on saying, 'we want to ban Muslims.'"

Posted:
February 24, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

March 27: Confronting Race and Racism in the Criminal Justice System

When: Monday, March 27, 2017, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. ET

Where: St. Michael's College School, 81A St. Mary Street, Brennan Hall, The Coop, Toronto, ON M5S 1J4

The Rights Advocacy Coalition for Equality (R.A.C.E.) and Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) invite you to our free educational event: Confronting Race and Racism in the Criminal Justice System.

Posted:
February 24, 2017
Article source:
Legal Aid Ontario - Aide juridique Ontario

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 24 February 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Posted:
February 24, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Pot dispensary workers question what legal rights they have

The unlawful nature of the dispensary business has this worker wondering what her workplace rights are and what recourse, if any, is available to her when management lets her down.

Posted:
February 24, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Now in Arabic: Need welfare? How to apply to Ontario Works

This online only resource is available in print friendly PDF format.

Posted:
February 23, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Ontario attorney general seeks Ottawa's help to speed up justice system

The requests come following a landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision on the constitutionally guaranteed right to be tried within a reasonable time.

Posted:
February 23, 2017
Article source:
CTV News

Hundreds of Canadian children held in immigration detention, report shows

Canadian citizens cannot be detained under the IRPA; these children became de facto detainees because they were in the care of a parent who was detained and is a foreign national or permanent resident.

Posted:
February 23, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Setting Up or Updating Child Support Online in Ontario

You can now set up or update child support online – without having to go to court.

Posted:
February 23, 2017
Article source:
Wise Law Blog

Ontario Introduces Legislation to Protect Human Trafficking Survivors

The Ontario government has introduced legislation that would, if passed, increase protection both for survivors and for those at risk of human trafficking.

Posted:
February 23, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario