New services at CLEO? Tell us what you think!

CLEO is considering hosting a free service to help front-line workers help clients with legal problems, or help community organizations produce better legal information.

Posted:
November 23, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Ontario's neglect of our court system is costing taxpayers: NOW Magazine’s Reasonable Doubt column

Inaction by the province has the effect of increasing costs to the taxpayer, not the opposite, says this columnist.

Posted:
November 22, 2018
Article source:
NOW

Beyond Gladue: How the Justice System Is Still Failing Indigenous Offenders

In 1999, the Supreme Court ruled "particular attention" must be paid when sentencing indigenous offenders. That’s still not happening.

Posted:
November 22, 2018
Article source:
The Tyee

November 29: Free Community Information Session on Access to Justice, Thunder Bay

When: Thursday November 29, 2018, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Waverly Library Auditorium, 285 Red River Rd., Thunder Bay

Registration: Registration is required. To reserve a seat: (807) 345-7802 or gfb@nwowc.org

Topics to be covered include: getting legal advice or representation and free/low-cost options in the community, LAO's eligibility requirements, and more.

Posted:
November 21, 2018
Article source:
Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre

Canadian law schools trade moot courts for Indigenous land-based learning

Law schools are turning to partnerships with Indigenous communities to lead on-the-land teachings.

Posted:
November 16, 2018
Article source:
Macleans Magazine

Ontario's fiscal update projects deficit at $14.5 billion as province slashes watchdogs, creates tax-cut

The government is also eliminating rent control on new rental units to increase housing supply across the province, but says rent control will remain in place for current tenants.

Posted:
November 15, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Supreme Court to grapple with murky legal rights of immigration detainees

Should an immigration detainee have the same right to challenge their ongoing detention as their criminally convicted peers?

Posted:
November 15, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Bill could allow convicted criminals on juries

MPP Nathalie Des Rosiers, who tabled the bill, says the Juries Act needs reform because it excludes too many people from the jury pool. 

Posted:
November 13, 2018
Article source:
Law Times

20 leading access to justice organizations receive core funding through new Catalyst program

Catalyst is The Law Foundation of Ontario's new program that offers a three-year cycle of core funding to nonprofits that show they are working to advance access to justice in Ontario.

Posted:
November 08, 2018
Article source:
The Law Foundation of Ontario

BC Legal Services Society report on 'Everyday legal problems' in 2018

The BC Legal Services Society's report has feedback on the type of legal problems individuals face in BC, how they deal with them, and what the impact is on their lives.

Posted:
November 07, 2018
Article source:
Legal Services Society (LSS), British Columbia