Ghomeshi trial: Did the police do their job?

If there was information that could be used to undermine the complainants' statements in this trial, someone should have thoroughly explored that far in advance of the trial.

Posted:
February 11, 2016
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Digital divide: Is high-speed internet access a luxury or a right?

The Affordable Access Coalition, made up of public policy, consumer advocate, and anti-poverty organizations, is asking the CRTC to subsidize internet access for low-income and rural Canadians.

Posted:
February 11, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Canada's Record on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: ISAC Submission to UN Committee

The ISAC has made a submission to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on Canada's implementation of its obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

Posted:
February 11, 2016
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

First Nation students suffering from PTSD, school nurse tells inquest

Many First Nation teenagers who leave home to come to Thunder Bay, Ont., for high school are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a high school nurse in the city.

Posted:
February 11, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Former Huronia residents join speakers' series to educate others on horrors endured

Marie Slark was institutionalized at the Huronia facility at age 7 and lived there until she was 21. Patricia Seth was admitted to the centre at age six and lived there for almost 15 years.

Posted:
February 11, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

Whacking the complainant: A real and current systemic problem

"Whacking" - tactics that try to exploit the stereotypes and vulnerabilities inherent in sexual assault cases to secure a positive outcome – has been prevalent in the Ghomeshi trial: authors.

Posted:
February 11, 2016
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Mental health of tenants a struggle for Toronto Community Housing

The blaze at 200 Wellesley St. that capped a series of bizarre incidents reflects the difficulties TCHC has with tough-to-house residents.

Posted:
February 11, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

Ontario Government Consultation on Family Legal Services

Should the delivery of family legal services be expanded to include people who are not lawyers, such as paralegals, law clerks, and law students? Comments requested by April 30, 2016.

 

Posted:
February 10, 2016
Article source:
Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 10 February 2016

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

Posted:
February 10, 2016
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

March & April: FREE Public Legal Education Workshops at HALCO

When: Selected dates in March and April 2016, 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: HALCO Boardroom, 65 Wellesley Street East, 4th Floor, Toronto

Workshop topics include medical marijuana, citizenship applications, drug benefit program, criminalization of HIV non-disclosure, and HIV and private insurance.

Posted:
February 10, 2016
Article source:
HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario