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Human rights tribunal hears challenge to Ontario's repeal of sex-ed curriculum

Schools are currently using a curriculum based on a version from 1998 while the government develops and tests a new document.

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January 22, 2019

It's illegal, but many restaurants still ask job seekers to work unpaid trial shifts

Parkdale Community Legal Services' John No says the unpaid shifts issue is likely to get worse because the Ford government’s Bill 47 has reduced penalties for employment standards conventions.

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January 15, 2019

Supreme Court rules voting restrictions on expatriate citizens are unconstitutional

In December, a Liberal bill extending voting rights to long-term expatriates received royal assent. But at stake was whether those voting rights could be taken away by a future government.

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January 11, 2019

Ontario government's lawyer says teachers can use own judgment in sex-ed lessons

Teachers must teach in a way that's inclusive of all students, an Ontario-government lawyer argued in a hearing that challenges the rollback of the province's sex-ed curriculum.

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January 11, 2019

Activists urge shutdown of Ontario sex-ed curriculum in legal challenge

Under Canada's 1982 Charter of Rights and Freedoms, courts can review government policy, but rarely do they venture into policy matters such as what an appropriate sex-education program is.

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January 10, 2019

Advocates for students with disabilities call on Ontario to stop school exclusions

Autism advocates are saying a principal's power to exclude students from school is being misused as a disciplinary measure that disproportionately targets children with special needs.

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January 08, 2019

Sidewalk Labs's vision and your data privacy: A guide to the saga on Toronto’s waterfront

The privacy questions: What data is collected? Who can access it? Where it will be stored? Who profits from Sidewalk's research?

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December 07, 2018

Five critical components of a balanced, modern Canadian copyright system

11 Canadian intellectual property scholars have urged Parliament to maintain a balanced, distinctly Canadian copyright system that guards against external influences.

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December 07, 2018

Disciplining Brampton judge for advocacy work would send 'message of despair', lawyer argues

A misconduct case involving a judge who started a black advocacy group risks creating a chilling effect on judicial involvement in the community, a disciplinary panel was told on Tuesday.

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December 06, 2018

Ontario's fiscal update projects deficit at $14.5 billion as province slashes watchdogs, creates tax-cut

The government is also eliminating rent control on new rental units to increase housing supply across the province, but says rent control will remain in place for current tenants.

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November 15, 2018

Banks weigh legal action to block Statscan’s plan to obtain consumer records

Canada's banks are considering legal action to prevent Statistics Canada from obtaining their clients' banking records without consent.

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November 09, 2018

Staff shortages at Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board create 'longer than usual' hearing delays

The LTB is straining under a workload of cases with not enough staff to reach its standard of service on scheduling hearings, according to a newly released report.

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November 01, 2018

Red flags raised as Ontario reinstates doctor's note requirement for sick workers

The Ontario government's proposal is welcome news to many employers, but critics say the policy overburdens the medical system and spreads illness.

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October 31, 2018

Ontario government to freeze Liberals' minimum wage hike and roll back labour-friendly rules

The government also said in a release that will also replace the previous government's "disastrous Personal Emergency Leave rules." 

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October 23, 2018

Ford government disbands Liberals' expert panel to end violence against women

The roundtable was established in 2015, as a way for experts to provide strategic advice to the province on emerging issues related to violence against women.

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October 18, 2018

Legalization is only the start: Canada must do right by its 'cannabis criminals'

"Canada has spent far more money on drug-law enforcement than on the investigation, enforcement and prevention of serious crimes of violence": Globe and Mail opinion piece.

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October 15, 2018

Politicians can't interfere with where and how Tori Stafford's killer serves her time: Opinion

The separation of powers between legislators and judicial and administrative decision-makers is vital to safeguard the rule of law: Columnist.

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October 05, 2018

Bill Blair to conclude handgun consultations by end of 2018

Pressure has been growing to enact tougher gun laws after a mass shooting along Toronto's Danforth Avenue in July and a deadly attack against a mosque in Quebec City last year.

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September 26, 2018

Unfounded case ends with conviction 19 years after police dismissed sexual-assault complaint

An Ottawa man who raped a 12-year-old girl and then initially got away with it after police dismissed the file as an unfounded allegation has been convicted of sexual interference.

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September 21, 2018

Why a judge stopped Ontario's reduction of Toronto city council

Why did Justice Belobaba say the Ontario Progressive Conservative government "clearly crossed the line" when it tried to reduce Toronto's wards to 25 from 47?

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September 10, 2018