Reasonable Doubt: Can my landlord stop me from smoking in my rented unit?

Your home may be your castle, but that does not mean that you are free to do anything you wish within its walls, particularly if the activity affects someone outside those walls.

Posted:
July 22, 2016
Article source:
NOW

August 30: Helping your clients find good legal information, Peterborough

When: Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 1:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Where: Peterborough Lions Community Centre, 347 Burnham Street, Peterborough

A workshop presented by CLEO to help you help your clients when they face a legal issue.

Posted:
July 22, 2016
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Access to Justice? Yes in My Back Yard.

Sabreena Delhon, Manager of The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG) at LSUC, blogs about the work being done with librarians to increase their opportunities to be access-to-justice agents.

Posted:
July 22, 2016
Article source:
Slaw

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 22 July 2016

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

Posted:
July 22, 2016
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Supreme Court of Canada allows ban on internet use to be applied retroactively

The SCC took steps to bring the law up to speed to protect kids in the rapidly evolving realm of cyberspace in a ruling allowing judges to ban convicted sexual predators from using the Internet.

Posted:
July 21, 2016
Article source:
CTV News

Howard Sapers urges legal limits on prison segregation

Canada's prison watchdog is calling for tighter legal restrictions and greater oversight over solitary confinement as two more cases of suicide in segregation hit the spotlight.

Posted:
July 21, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Missing, murdered inquiry will lack power to compel police action

The inquiry will not have the authority to make findings of police misconduct or compel law-enforcement agencies to reopen cold cases, according to a draft of the terms of reference.

Posted:
July 21, 2016
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Province must stop housing federal immigration detainees: Cole

If the federal Minister of Public Safety won't take action, Premier Wynne must refuse to keep any new immigration detainees in a provincial jail, and set free those who are already there: Desmond Cole.

Posted:
July 21, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

5 things to know about the new Canada Child Benefit

The new child benefit package, promised during last fall's federal election, rolled out on July 20.

Posted:
July 21, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Chris Ramsaroop: When food workers are treated like property, they have a friend in him

In a series about food, the Globe profiles Chris Ramsaroop, founder of Justice for Migrant Workers, a legal clerk who spends his weekends trying to give legal help to migrant farm workers.

Posted:
July 20, 2016
Article source:
The Globe and Mail