Indigenous spiritual practices are protected under Ontario's Human Rights Code

The Ontario Human Rights Code recognizes the dignity and worth of every person in Ontario, including status, non-status, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. 

Posted:
June 21, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC)

What CPP reforms mean for Canadian seniors

The reforms are not a panacea, but authoritative, unbiased, high-quality evidence suggests the CPP enhancements are a step in the right direction, says this researcher.

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

June 28: 'Irregular' not 'illegal,' 'asylum seekers' not 'queue jumpers': Demystifying the Canada-US border crossings and exploring the City of Ottawa's role

When: Thursday, June 28, 2018, 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Where: University of Ottawa Faculty of Law Building (Fauteux Hall), 57 Louis-Pasteur Private, Room 302, Ottawa K1N 6N5

This panel will demystify the situation at the Canada-US border, explain the Safe Third Country Agreement, and explore ways Ottawa can support those seeking safety in Canada.

Posted:
June 20, 2018
Article source:
Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership (OLIP)

Canada aims to avoid detaining migrant children, but it happens

Canada has also detained migrant children — and in some cases, restricted access to their asylum-seeking parents — despite its stated policy to do whatever possible to avoid it.

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

Canadians can't light up yet, justice minister warns after 'historic' bill to legalize pot passes

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says the progressive policy that passed will replace the failed model that made criminals rich.

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

September 26: Elder Law Issues

When: Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Where: Lillian H. Smith Branch, Toronto Public Library, 239 College Street, Toronto, ON  M5T 1R5

Presentations will address a variety of considerations, different forms of elder abuse, legal rights, and ways a lawyer can help you and your family. 

Posted:
June 19, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)

Toronto company criticized for job ad saying 'men are preferred' for 25-pound lifting

Stating a preference of men over women is still potentially grounds for the company to be brought to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, say advocates.

Posted:
June 19, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Jury selection report shows system biased, say lawyers

A report by a judge in Ottawa is making waves among lawyers because it reveals the statistics about the composition of juries in two Eastern Ontario regions.

Posted:
June 19, 2018
Article source:
Law Times

'We made some terrible mistakes': What Canada can learn from Colorado's cannabis legalization

When marijuana stores open across Canada later this year, things will look very different from what happened in Colorado when pot was legalized there in 2014.

Posted:
June 19, 2018
Article source:
Financial Post

CLEO Job Postings: Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst and Access to Justice (A2J) Services Analyst

CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario) is seeking a Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst and an Access to Justice (A2J) Services Analyst to help develop online tools that increase access to justice. These two positions are part of CLEO’s work with Clinic IP, a partnership of community legal clinics. The QA Analyst and the A2J Services Analyst will also support CLEO’s work developing family law online guided pathways. The guided pathways provide public legal information and help people complete court forms.

 

 

 

Posted:
June 19, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)