News from Law Union of Ontario

The Law Union of Ontario, founded in 1974, is a coalition of over 200 progressive lawyers, law students, and legal workers.

According to their website, the Law Union "provides for an alternative bar in Ontario which seeks to counter the traditional protections afforded by the legal system to social, political and economic privilege. By demystifying legal procedures, attacking discriminatory and oppressive legislation, arguing progressive new applications of the law, and democratizing legal practice, the Law Union strives to develop collective approaches to bring about social justice."

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March 21 - 22: Law Union of Ontario Annual Conference

When: Friday, March 21 & Saturday, March 22, 2014

Where: Victoria College, University of Toronto campus, 91 Charles Street

Contact: Email us at, and include "Conference" in the subject heading.

The LUO Conference will look at such issues as What’s Next for Sex Work?, Police Carding, Trade Unions Under Attack, and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: What Can the Law Do?

March 13, 2014

February 3: Stop Police Carding Campaign

When: Monday, February 3, 2014, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Where: 1366B Weston Road (just south of Jane St. in the Signature Plaza)


This meeting is for people interested in submitting an application to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal to stop police carding.

January 23, 2014

May 23: Resistance continues to Omnibus Crime Bill

Date Thursday, May 23, 2013
Time 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Place Friends House Meeting Room, 60 Lowther Avenue (just north of Bloor, near St. George Station), Toronto

Hosted by the Law Union of Ontario's Prison Justice Committee, this is a follow-up to their earlier meeting on ways to prevent the implementation of the omnibus crime bill.

May 15, 2013

January 17: Toronto Resists the Omnibus Crime Bill

Date Thursday, January 17, 2013
Time 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EST
Place Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham St. (just south of Bloor), Toronto

The Law Union of Ontario is hosting a mass meeting for Torontonians to meet and brainstorm ways to prevent the implementation of this bill.

January 09, 2013

Law Union calls on Ontario to Resist Omnibus Crime Bill

Ontario lawyers and legal rights advocates are urging Ontario's Attorney General to take steps to mitigate the impact of the federal government's new crime legislation.

July 11, 2012

February 25: Occupy, Protest, Resist: Law Union of Ontario Conference 2012

Date February 25, 2012

Time 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (registration starts at 8:30 a.m.)
Where Victoria College at the University of Toronto


Panels will discuss topics including the omnibus crime bill, the right to strike and back-to-work legislation, insights from the Insite decision, the
Occupy movement, the place of politics in the courtroom, criminal justice issues affecting Aboriginal people, advocating for change in policing, the
constitutionality of capacity and consent, and extractive industries and Indigenous peoples.

January 25, 2012

February 26: Law Union of Ontario Conference

Date February 26, 2011
Time 8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Where Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle, University of Toronto

This conference features, among others, panels on the right to housing challenge, HIV-related criminal prosecutions, the Bedford decision and the decriminalization of prostitution, plus two panels on G20-related topics.

February 07, 2011

Law Union Releases 'Post-G20 Action Guide'

This guide is a resource to help people understand what their rights are and what actions they can take if their rights were violated during the G20 Summit in Toronto in June 2010.

December 15, 2010