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)

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)

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)