Trudeau announces nearly $70M over 3 years for Indigenous mental health services

The new investment will include funding for two permanent mental health workers in Attawapiskat, the Prime Minister says.

Posted:
June 24, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Canada's privacy law 'ill-suited' to 21st century, watchdog warns Trudeau

Canada's privacy watchdog tells Justin Trudeau that federal privacy law is badly out of date, hasn't kept up with technology.

Posted:
June 24, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

Supreme Court rules in favour of lab workers claiming workplace cancer

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in favour of three British Columbia medical workers who argued they developed breast cancer as a result of their jobs.

Posted:
June 24, 2016
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Province of Ontario Moving Forward with Basic Income Pilot

The province has appointed the Honourable Hugh Segal to provide advice on the design and implementation of a Basic Income Pilot in Ontario, as announced in the 2016 Budget.

Posted:
June 24, 2016
Article source:

Supreme Court rules police can swab a suspected rapist without a warrant

The Supreme Court's majority stressed the importance of getting tough on sexual assault despite the intrusiveness of the swab.

Posted:
June 24, 2016
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Twenty years after federal government changed sentencing, aboriginals still disproportionately fill our prisons

"Changing sentencing provisions was one part of the solution, but providing alternatives to court is the other, and I think we haven't done as good a job on that as we might have:" Allen Rock.

Posted:
June 23, 2016
Article source:
National Post

CAS study reveals stark racial disparities in child protection system

Margaret Parsons, ED of the African Canadian Legal Clinic, says what CAS might not consider abuse or neglect in a white family they will consider abuse or neglect in a black family.

Posted:
June 23, 2016
Article source:
Metro

Reasonable Doubt: The child's voice in family and child protection law

Should we give more weight to kids' perspectives in legal matters pertaining to them?

Posted:
June 23, 2016
Article source:
NOW

Changes in HIV Testing and Reporting in Ontario

The changes mean that names and contact information of people who test positive for HIV at anonymous testing clinics may not necessarily be reported to Public Health authorities in Ontario.

Posted:
June 23, 2016
Article source:
HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario

Secrecy over victims of police shootings to be reviewed

A controversial SIU policy change in 2012 states the victims of police-involved fatalities are not identified unless next-of-kin gives permission.

Posted:
June 23, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star