Judge won't declare presumption that black Canadians need special consideration in sentencing

A judge has rejected the idea of declaring a presumption that black Canadians should receive special consideration in sentencing, as Indigenous peoples do.
Posted:
April 23, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Clinics band together to expand legal services for low-income people

Community legal clinics in Northern Ontario are joining forces to expand their services in employment law, injured workers law, and elder/senior law, in a project called Advocacy North.

Posted:
April 23, 2018
Article source:
SaultOnline.com

Judge lambastes Legal Aid Ontario after it foots bill for woman who married her ex-boyfriend after he suffered a 'catastrophic' brain injury and then spent years fighting his family in court

An Ontario judge has ruled that Legal Aid's support of a woman was an "abuse of process" that wasted precious judicial resources meant for low-income Ontarians.

Posted:
April 23, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

April 25: Your Privacy Rights

When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Where: Toronto Reference Library, Hinton Learning Theatre, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8

Learn more about your privacy rights under Ontario's public-sector privacy laws with Brian Beamish, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, and information officers.

Posted:
April 23, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Public Library

Community justice hubs to offer addiction, mental health support under same roof as courts

New community hubs will offer offenders mental health, housing, and addiction supports under the same roof as courts in Toronto, London, Kenora.

Posted:
April 23, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Toking while white: A get out of jail card: Opinion

More likely to be arrested for cannabis possession than white people? Indigenous people in Regina, nearly 9 times more likely. Black people in Halifax, more than 5 times more likely.

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

Should physicians tell police if their patients have been drinking and driving?

Reporting drunk drivers "undermines that relationship that we need to have with patients," doctor says.

Posted:
April 20, 2018
Article source:
CBC Radio - The Current

Federal plan would kick paralegals, law students out of provincial courtrooms, critics say

If the maximum penalty for summary offences changes to 2 years less a day, paralegals and law students will be left out as they can only act in cases where the maximum penalty is six months.

Posted:
April 20, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Fight to keep planned birth in Attawapiskat finally over, says midwife

Women had the right to have a planned birth in Attawapiskat, rather than having to go south to a larger community, for 6 years, but it was denied by regional physicians in 2015.

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

On the Radar: Standard lease for Ontario landlords and tenants coming this month

Starting April 30, 2018, most residential landlords and tenants in Ontario will have to use the government's new standard lease. This month's On the Radar explains the rules about using it.

Posted:
April 20, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)