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

Everything we know about gender violence in one new website

A new government website is bringing together federal programs, research, and information related to gender-based violence across Canada.

Posted:
December 10, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

OHRC interim report on Toronto Police Service inquiry shows disturbing results

Between 2013 and 2017, a Black person was nearly 20 times more likely than a White person to be involved in a fatal shooting by the Toronto Police.

Posted:
December 10, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC)

Lawsuit Accuses Trudeau of Selling Out Millennials on Climate Change

Environnement Jeunesse has applied to the Superior Court of Quebec to bring a class action lawsuit on behalf of all Quebec residents under the age of 35.

Posted:
December 06, 2018
Article source:
The Tyee