Union of legal aid clinics opens doors to justice

The Community Legal Aid and Legal Assistance of Windsor clinics are celebrating their new co-located offices at 443 Ouellette Ave. in Windsor.

June 22, 2016

How restorative justice changed a grieving family's opinion of a hit-and-run driver

Family of a hit-and-run victim reached out to a little-known federal program called Restorative Opportunities that arranges meetings between victims and offenders after sentencing.

February 09, 2015

Law enforcement urged to avoid using terms linking Islam with terrorism

Law enforcement and intelligence agencies are urged to avoid terms such as "Islamist terrorism," "Islamicism," and "Islamic extremism," in favour of terms such as "al-Qaida inspired extremism."

October 01, 2014

Provinces and cities creating 'criminal law through back door'

There is a worrisome and "growing trend" of provinces and municipalities enacting "criminal law through the back door," says a newly published article in the journal Canadian Public Administration.

June 18, 2014

Canada pulls welcome mat from under Nigerian president over anti-gay law, reports say

The federal Conservative government is being coy over media reports that Nigeria's anti-gay law prompted Canada to pull the plug on plans for a visit by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan next month.

January 22, 2014

Trinity Western clears law school hurdle despite gay sex policies

A private Christian university in B.C. has been given the green light for a proposed law school even though the school has instituted discrimination against queer students.

December 17, 2013

Ontario cops look to repair relationship with LGBTQ community

The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police has released guidelines - the first of their kind in Canada - for how police services can improve their relationship with the queer community.

November 06, 2013

Asylum claims down by more than half in 2013

"Having fewer claims seems to be a goal of government when we would have thought saving more people's lives would be something we should be happy about:" CCR.

August 13, 2013

Tory senator says time is right for 'minister for poverty reduction'

Conservative Sen. Hugh Segal says the government should do more to tackle poverty, specifically, create a new ministerial portfolio dedicated to reducing poverty in Canada.

April 29, 2013

Disturbances no more? Not in a democracy

The right to protest disturbs and disrupts. It is meant to. It disturbs ordinary people who may be delayed, inconvenienced or unable to do business as usual. CCLA's Nathalie Des Rosiers asks, when this happens, what should be done?

January 18, 2013

Feds to back down on contentious elements of refugee bill

Sources say the government will agree to amend some provisions in Bill C-31, including one that calls for "irregular arrivals" to be subject to automatic detention for up to a year without review of their case.

May 09, 2012

Canada first wealthy nation to be probed by UN food monitor

Canada has the dubious distinction of being the first wealthy nation in the world to face a probe by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food.

May 04, 2012

Do Canadians want to live in a police state?

A Canada.com article asks questions that arise in the wake of the Conservatives' introduction of a law that will allow police to monitor Canadians' websurfing and track people with electronic surveillance.

February 15, 2012

First Nations child welfare on the line in Federal Court

In 2010, the chair of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal dismissed a human rights complaint against the government from two First Nations organizations. Now, the tribunal's decision is coming before the Federal Court for judicial review.

February 13, 2012

Mandatory minimum sentences are just plain wrong

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association argues that mandatory minimum sentences, such as those included in the omnibus crime bill, are just plain wrong, on moral and philosophical grounds.

October 17, 2011

Ontario attempts to rid prisons of racism after landmark human-rights case

A landmark human-rights case, which began more than two decades ago, came to a close Wednesday with a three-year initiative by the Ontario government to identify and eradicate systematic racism in its prison system.

August 18, 2011

B.C. aboriginal woman taking status battle to the UN

A Canadian aboriginal woman has announced she will file a complaint against Canada at the United Nations claiming discrimination under the Indian Act.

November 15, 2010