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)

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

February 21: Tax Benefits For Indigenous Peoples

A representative from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will talk about tax benefits and credits for Indigenous peoples, and where to get help filing taxes.

Posted:
December 13, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Public Library

'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)

Bill to curb violence against Indigenous women could hurt those it aims to protect, warns lawyer

An Anishinaabe lawyer is concerned that a bill promoting harsher sentences for people who commit crimes against Indigenous women may end up hurting the group it's trying to protect.

Posted:
December 12, 2018
Article source:
CBC Radio - The Current

Thunder Bay Police Services Board swears in first Indigenous chair

Celina Reitberger, who spent 20 years in private practice, followed by 15 years with Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services, takes over the leadership of the board.

Posted:
December 12, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Hearst councillor Gaetan Baillargeon says province changing rules on pledging allegiance to the Crown

The province will provide an alternate declaration which will allow publicly elected officials to be sworn in without pledging allegiance to the Crown.

Posted:
December 11, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Ottawa reaches agreement in principle to settle Indian Day School class-action lawsuit

The settlement will include individual compensation, legal fees, and $200 million for healing and wellness.

Posted:
December 07, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Ontario reviewing law after Indigenous councillor refuses oath to the Queen

The issue arose in Hearst, Ont., where Gaetan Baillargeon said he was forced to vacate the seat he recently won in a general election because he wouldn't take the oath.

Posted:
December 06, 2018
Article source:
CTV News