New report by Walkerton citizens' lawyers finds Bill 66 threatens Ontario's drinking water

CELA has released a detailed legal analysis, raising the alarm about the Ontario Government's proposed Bill 66 (Restoring Ontario's Competitiveness Act, 2018). 

Posted:
December 17, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA)

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

People with mental disabilities win class status over loss of services at age 18 in Ontario

In his decision, Superior Court Justice Edward Belobaba agreed the plaintiff had made a strong enough case to allow the as-yet untested claim to proceed to trial on its merits.

Posted:
December 14, 2018
Article source:
Global News

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)

What Changing the ODSP Definition of Disability Would Mean / Que signifierait changer la définition d'invalidité du POSPH?

This is the third in a series of analyses by ISAC about the provincial government's November 22 announcement regarding social assistance reform.

Posted:
December 13, 2018
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Law Society of Ontario to mandate pay for articling students

The LSO has decided to approve a proposal to mandate pay for articling students and audit the firms where they work beginning May 1, 2021.

Posted:
December 12, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Lawyer Magazine

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

WSIB to investigate claims of Kitchener-Waterloo rubber workers

The review will look at both cancer and non-cancer related claims of the former area rubber workers. 300 claims filed since 2002 will be reviewed by a dedicated team.

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

Study highlights 'uncomfortable truth' about racism in the job market

Racialized workers in Ontario are significantly more likely to be concentrated in low-wage jobs and face persistent unemployment and earnings gaps compared to white employees.

Posted:
December 11, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star