Bill to expunge gay sex criminal records takes effect in Canada today

Critics say the bill doesn't go far enough, omitting convictions from bathhouse raids which they say targeted gay men even if the laws themselves were not specific to sexual identity.

Posted:
June 21, 2018
Article source:
AdvocateDaily.com

Inquest jury probing death of homeless man calls for rooming houses, better data and fire safety

Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO) represented seven community organizations at the inquest.

Posted:
June 21, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Indigenous spiritual practices are protected under Ontario's Human Rights Code

The Ontario Human Rights Code recognizes the dignity and worth of every person in Ontario, including status, non-status, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. 

Posted:
June 21, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC)

What CPP reforms mean for Canadian seniors

The reforms are not a panacea, but authoritative, unbiased, high-quality evidence suggests the CPP enhancements are a step in the right direction, says this researcher.

Posted:
June 20, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

June 28: 'Irregular' not 'illegal,' 'asylum seekers' not 'queue jumpers': Demystifying the Canada-US border crossings and exploring the City of Ottawa's role

When: Thursday, June 28, 2018, 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Where: University of Ottawa Faculty of Law Building (Fauteux Hall), 57 Louis-Pasteur Private, Room 302, Ottawa K1N 6N5

This panel will demystify the situation at the Canada-US border, explain the Safe Third Country Agreement, and explore ways Ottawa can support those seeking safety in Canada.

Posted:
June 20, 2018
Article source:
Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership (OLIP)

Canada aims to avoid detaining migrant children, but it happens

Canada has also detained migrant children — and in some cases, restricted access to their asylum-seeking parents — despite its stated policy to do whatever possible to avoid it.

Posted:
June 20, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Canadians can't light up yet, justice minister warns after 'historic' bill to legalize pot passes

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says the progressive policy that passed will replace the failed model that made criminals rich.

Posted:
June 20, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

September 26: Elder Law Issues

When: Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Where: Lillian H. Smith Branch, Toronto Public Library, 239 College Street, Toronto, ON  M5T 1R5

Presentations will address a variety of considerations, different forms of elder abuse, legal rights, and ways a lawyer can help you and your family. 

Posted:
June 19, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)

Toronto company criticized for job ad saying 'men are preferred' for 25-pound lifting

Stating a preference of men over women is still potentially grounds for the company to be brought to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, say advocates.

Posted:
June 19, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Jury selection report shows system biased, say lawyers

A report by a judge in Ottawa is making waves among lawyers because it reveals the statistics about the composition of juries in two Eastern Ontario regions.

Posted:
June 19, 2018
Article source:
Law Times