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Judge pushes for Gladue Reports for Aboriginal offenders
Posted July 25, 2011 - Gladue reports, in-depth court reports about native offenders' circumstances, are not accessible in Grey-Bruce, and a local judge says because this situation presents "very legitimate concerns," she has vowed to do what she can to address the problem.
Article source Owen Sound Sun Times


Ontario police to seal non-criminal mental health records
Posted July 25, 2011 - Ontario police chiefs are moving to seal off sensitive mental-health information from being disclosed when their forces provide background checks for job seekers or would-be volunteers.
Article source The Globe and Mail


Supreme Court Releases Decision that Will Impact Equality Rights Claims by People with Disabilities
Posted July 25, 2011 - The Supreme Court of Canada has released its decision in the case of Cunningham v. Alberta. Represented by Laurie Letheren and Tess Sheldon of ARCH Disability Law Centre, the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) intervened in the appeal before the Supreme Court.
Article source ARCH Disability Law Centre


That's Mine: personal property and leaving home
Posted July 25, 2011 - Justice for Children and Youth has created a comic that explores the legal rights youth have when they try to take their belongings with them when they are leaving home.
Article source Justice for Children and Youth


Canada's crime rate at lowest level in almost 40 years: StatsCan
Posted July 22, 2011 - New statistics show the national crime rate is continuing its 20-year decline, reaching levels not seen since 1973 even as the federal Conservative government prepares legislation that would put more Canadians behind bars for longer periods of time.
Article source The Globe and Mail


Legal Aid Advocates Using Online Resources More Than Ever Before
Posted July 22, 2011 - A recent survey conducted by the Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law and Policy, has attempted to learn more about poverty lawyers' current use of online resources.
Article source techno.la


1,800 Canadians poised to lose citizenship: Kenney
Posted July 21, 2011 - Immigration Minister Jason Kenney confirmed Wednesday that as many as 1,800 new Canadians could be stripped of their citizenship because they were obtained fraudulently.


2010-2011 Annual Report celebrates 50 years of OHRC
Posted July 21, 2011 - The report looks back at some of the key advances of the Ontario Human Rights Commission over the past five decades.
Article source Ontario Human Rights Commission


Canada's youth crime plans bewilder international observers
Posted July 21, 2011 - If Canada follows through on plans to crack down on miscreant youth, it'll be one of the few jurisdictions in the world heading in that direction, according to a Globe and Mail article.
Article source The Globe and Mail


Jane and Finch Residents Rally for Better Housing Conditions
Posted July 21, 2011 - Mold, roaches, and bedbugs were among the many grievances protested by community residents when they came together to push for increased landlord accountability.
Article source Toronto Star


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