Changes to Your Legal Rights

CLEO is making changes to Your Legal Rights as part of an overall strategy to simplify our websites and services. We will no longer be posting news to Your Legal Rights website but will continue to post this information on CLEO’s Twitter feed and Facebook page.  We encourage you to follow us there for information on CLEO’s work and news & events about the law and access to justice in Ontario.

Posted:
January 24, 2019
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Toronto landlord owes man with disabilities, daughter $60K after 'campaign' of harassment

The HRTO adjudicator found Smith was discriminated against in housing because he is a person with a disability and because he is in receipt of social assistance.

Posted:
January 23, 2019
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

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.

Posted:
January 22, 2019
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

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.

Posted:
January 11, 2019
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

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.

Posted:
January 10, 2019
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Ontario post-secondary schools expected to now have free-speech policies in place

Ontario’s colleges adopted a universal free-speech policy late last year. The province’s 22 universities, meanwhile, have opted to each come up with their own policy.

Posted:
January 08, 2019
Article source:
Global News

She was grabbed, endured sexual taunts and followed into the washroom. The WSIB says this wasn't workplace harassment

Injured Worker Consultants' Laura Lunansky says the decision shows "a complete lack of understanding of the human rights code, and of what a toxic workplace might look like."

Posted:
January 07, 2019
Article source:
Toronto Star

Little to no proof police carding has effect on crime or arrests: Ontario report

Police street checks widely known as carding have little to no value as a law enforcement tool and should be significantly limited across Ontario, a judge tasked with reviewing the practice has said.

Posted:
January 02, 2019
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Cross Country Checkup on racism in police forces

The CBC's Cross Country Checkup has interviews and information about racism in Canadian police forces, after 3 reports on the topic appeared last week. 

Posted:
December 17, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Tories cut cultural funding, revamp tribunals in scramble for savings

The environment and land tribunals, the social justice tribunals, and the safety, licensing appeals and standards tribunals will become one cluster, called Tribunals Ontario.

Posted:
December 17, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star