human rights law


  • Ontario Human Rights Commission looking at AI impact on racial profiling

    Ontario Human Rights Commission looking at AI impact on racial profiling

    Jun 19, 2019

    The Ontario Human Rights Commission has been working with community groups to assess the impacts of artificial intelligence in the criminal justice system, according to a new report.

  • New ED of LEAF says ‘shocking’ shortfall in pay equity exists

    New ED of LEAF says ‘shocking’ shortfall in pay equity exists

    Jun 4, 2019

    The new leader of one of Canada’s top legal organizations for women says that hate speech and “cyber misogyny” have created new areas of advocacy amid the #MeToo movement.

  • Lawyers frustrated by vacancies at Human Rights Tribunal

    Lawyers frustrated by vacancies at Human Rights Tribunal

    May 14, 2019

    Lawyers are concerned vacancies at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario are contributing to significant delays and weakening human rights protections in the province.

  • Embarrassing wage gap persists

    Mar 18, 2019

    In 2017, women in Canada earned an average of $0.87 for every dollar earned by men, Statistics Canada has reported.

  • Nixing victim surcharges a good move

    Mar 18, 2019

    Late last year, the Supreme Court of Canada quashed the mandatory victim surcharge imposed on accused convicted of criminal offences.

  • Sexual assault cases to come before SCC

    Sexual assault cases to come before SCC

    Jan 7, 2019

    The Supreme Court of Canada is going to hear two cases this year about the threshold for a sexual assault defendant to meet for evidence about a complainant’s sexual history to be admissible at trial.

  • Lawyers say accessibility legislation needs timelines

    Lawyers say accessibility legislation needs timelines

    Jan 7, 2019

    The federal government’s accessibility legislation has gone to the Senate after seeing several amendments in the House of Commons, but lawyers who work with those who have disabilities say that more amendments are still needed to the bill — particularly when it comes to timelines and the complexity of the complaints process.

  • 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.

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