New CLEO resource: My Safety Plan

CLEO has developed a safety plan that people in abusive relationships can use to keep themselves and their children safe.

Posted:
July 28, 2016
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Province ignored minister's 1984 recommendation to clean up mercury in river near Grassy Narrows: Star Investigation

A 1984 plan to "cover the mercury sediments" near Grassy Narrows was never acted on, and more than 30 years later, the fish that feed the community are still contaminated.

Posted:
July 28, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

Inquiry into Judge Robin Camp to hear from advocates for sex assault victims

The committee's findings may have a broader impact on sexual assault trials and will contribute to the discussion about gender equality and how the justice system responds to sexual assault complaints.

Posted:
July 28, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

James Forcillo sentenced to six years in 2013 shooting death of Sammy Yatim

Const. Forcillo was justified in firing an initial three-shot volley that killed Mr. Yatim, but a second six-shot barrage constituted an intent to kill, the jury ruled.

Posted:
July 28, 2016
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Ontario government panel finds 'serious problem' with enforcement of labour standards

Young people and new Canadians, in particular, are sometimes denied proper pay, vacations, or benefits by some "bad guys," especially in the retail, hospitality, and construction sectors.

Posted:
July 28, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

Police watchdog to review police use of strip searches

So many cases of unjustified strip searches have been brought to OIPRD that head Gerry McNeilly has announced he will launch a province-wide review of the police practice.

Posted:
July 27, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

How is the use of digital delivery developing in legal services for those on low incomes?

This blog author sets out seven current themes in the use of digital delivery in legal services for those on low incomes.

Posted:
July 27, 2016
Article source:
Law, Technology and Access to Justice

Cyberbullying laws needed that allow for non-criminal solutions: professor

At present, victims face either a complicated police investigation or pricey civil court action.

Posted:
July 27, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

How workers stuck in precarious jobs would make things better

As the Ministry of Labour prepares to release an interim report on the changing workplace, the Star spoke to workers struggling with precarious employment about how to fix a broken system.

Posted:
July 27, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

Schedule 1 Class Action: Do you need help filing a claim?

ARCH is offering clinic days with one-on-one appointments for Schedule 1 Class Action Settlement claimants in a variety of locations. You can call ARCH to make an appointment for help with your claim.

Posted:
July 27, 2016
Article source:
ARCH Disability Law Centre