Legal clinic's future in city uncertain

The North Shore Legal Clinic has provided legal advice to citizens from Iron Bridge to Massey, including the two First Nations, for more than 20 years. This service is now in danger of disappearing.

Posted:
August 24, 2016
Article source:
Elliot Lake Standard

Scarcity and Justice

How can justice procedures connected with housing, separation, employment, consumer protection, land use, violence against persons, be designed for people in scarcity situations?

Posted:
August 24, 2016
Article source:
Slaw

What Your Landlord CANNOT Get Away With in Mississauga

Even if an injured party renting an unregulated bedroom in a family home isn't entitled to support from the Residential Tenancies Act, they are protected by the provincial Human Rights Code.

Posted:
August 24, 2016
Article source:
insauga.com

Province must fix 'deeply flawed' system to help people with developmental disabilities, ombudsman says

In his long-awaited report, Paul Dubé said he found "a fragmented, overly complicated system of service agencies and funding programs, and a baffling lack of flexibility from officials at the top."

Posted:
August 24, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

Going Broke in Legal Aid

Legal Aid Ontario aims to provide low-income citizens with access to legal representation. But it also seems determined to exploit the very lawyers it depends on: Lawyer and article author.

Posted:
August 24, 2016
Article source:
The Walrus

Rental Housing Enforcement Unit is the new name for Investigation and Enforcement Unit

Ontario's Rental Housing Enforcement Unit (formerly called Investigation and Enforcement Unit) is a regulatory entity in the residential rental tenancies sector in Ontario.

Posted:
August 23, 2016
Article source:
Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Residential school claim adjudicators made mistakes, says judge

It's not known exactly how many cases were adjudicated incorrectly but there could be dozens of survivors now entitled to another Independent Assessment Process.

Posted:
August 23, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Password protection a crucial Charter right

The right against self-incrimination cannot be violated, despite police chiefs' legislative request, say the authors of this Toronto Star opinion piece.

Posted:
August 23, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

Canada's HIV disclosure law 'unfair,' say advocates calling for change

"To equate not disclosing one's HIV status with the traditional understanding of aggravated sexual assault, we don't think is fair:" Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network spokesperson.

Posted:
August 23, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

Number of federal inspections under foreign worker program on rise

In response to complaints of poor working and living conditions, federal officials investigated Obeid Farms in Vanessa, Ont., where they concluded that 20 TFWs were consistently working 7 days a week.

Posted:
August 22, 2016
Article source:
The Globe and Mail