human rights law


  • Parkdale legal clinic may have to move

    Parkdale legal clinic may have to move

    Dec 10, 2018

    Parkdale Community Legal Services says it may be out of its location on Queen Street West. The organization received a termination notice on Oct. 16 to vacate its lease by Jan. 1, 2019, said Johanna Macdonald, clinic director of Parkdale Community Legal Services.

  • Ontario human rights case makes it to the big screen

    Ontario human rights case makes it to the big screen

    Dec 3, 2018

    An impasse between Pardeep Singh Nagra and the Canadian Amateur Boxing Association transformed within a few days from a sports dispute into a human rights precedent in the country and also a story that received national media attention.

  • Concerns over federal bill expressed

    Nov 19, 2018

    Recently, jury composition has become an important issue on the public agenda. Ontario lawyers practising criminal law have expressed opinions on Bill C-75, as well as on a proposed amendment to the provincial Juries Act, Bill 52.

  • HRTO claim by medical pot user dismissed

    HRTO claim by medical pot user dismissed

    Nov 19, 2018

    The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has found a litigant had no prospect of success in a claim that her employer-sponsored insurance plan was discriminating against her disability by refusing to pay for her medical cannabis.

  • Bill could allow convicted criminals on juries

    Bill could allow convicted criminals on juries

    Nov 12, 2018

    A proposed amendment to the provincial Juries Act would repeal the rule that prevents people convicted of an offence from serving as jurors.

  • And so, it has begun

    Nov 12, 2018

    And so, it has begun. Lawyers in Ontario have begun publicly declaring their interest in running for the role of bencher for the Law Society of Ontario, in an election set to take place in April 2019.

  • What lies beneath

    Nov 5, 2018

    The term “the tip of the iceberg” is used frequently, but the metaphor is an apt one, especially when it comes to this issue of Law Times.

  • Harassment and discrimination complaints skyrocket

    Harassment and discrimination complaints skyrocket

    Oct 29, 2018

    There was a 50-per-cent uptick in the first half of 2018 in the total number of new individuals who contacted the Discrimination and Harassment Counsel for the Law Society of Ontario, according to a report released by the law society’s Equity and Indigenous Affairs Committee.

  • Ruling shows more immigration law knowledge needed

    Ruling shows more immigration law knowledge needed

    Sep 24, 2018

    Immigration lawyers say a recent decision by the Supreme Court of Canada drives home the need for criminal defence counsel to bolster their immigration law knowledge in order to properly represent non-citizen clients.

  • Safe Third Country Agreement challenged again

    Safe Third Country Agreement challenged again

    Sep 24, 2018

    Refugee advocates hope they will be successful in their second attempt to have the Safe Third Country Agreement declared unconstitutional.

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