Legal Assistance of Windsor program helps human trafficking victims get back on their feet

WEFIGHT helps those fleeing human trafficking by providing shelter, counselling services, basic food and clothing necessities. 

Posted:
January 17, 2019
Article source:
Windsor Star

Minister hopes national standards will stop sexual violence on campuses

The minister for women and gender equality is meeting with an advisory committee to develop standards for how Canada’s colleges and universities should deal with gender-based violence.

Posted:
January 17, 2019
Article source:
Montreal Gazette

'It's gotten out of hand': Toronto area taxi fare scam has defrauded victims of millions, police say

Some taxi drivers are using customized debit machines to steal financial information from customers. Police stressed that cab companies are "not directly involved" in the scam.

Posted:
January 17, 2019
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

February 28: Access to Justice for Trafficked Persons Legal Case Study Hack

This in-person networking and training meeting presented by the Canadian Council for Refugees will explore legal strategies for responding to trafficked persons cases.

Posted:
January 16, 2019
Article source:
Canadian Council for Refugees

Lawsuit over youth placed in solitary confinement in Ontario allowed to proceed

A lawsuit against the Ontario government on behalf of juvenile inmates placed in solitary confinement has been certified as a class action at an uncontested hearing.

Posted:
January 14, 2019
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Latest updates on Steps to Justice

Steps to Justice now has information about guilty pleas and sentencing.

Posted:
January 04, 2019
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

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)

Supreme Court strikes down 'cruel and unusual' mandatory victim surcharge

In a landmark group of cases, the Supreme Court today struck down the mandatory victim surcharge, finding that it was cruel and unusual in its effects on people living in poverty.

Posted:
December 14, 2018
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

'Racist attitudes' contributed to poor Indigenous death investigations by Thunder Bay police, report says

The Ontario police watchdog has recommended that at least 9 deaths of Indigenous people be reinvestigated in Thunder Bay.

Posted:
December 13, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)