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Access to Justice


Wednesday, September 27, 2023 @ 11:20 AM

OBA launches peer support network for lawyers with disabilities Kelly McDermott, president of the Ontario Bar Association.

The Peer Support Network for Lawyers Living with Disabilities sits high on the mandate of OBA president Kelly McDermott, who has multiple sclerosis. Given that, the new network is also a personal accomplishment for McDermott, who received calls from lawyers across the province after she began sharing stories about her struggles with MS. ... [read more]

Monday, September 25, 2023 @ 1:06 PM

New book, new approaches to corrections | John Chaif

I started my life sentence in 1983. I went through 39 years of imprisonment and multiple attempts to “fix” the judicial system. Not one attempt has started and ended positively. The punitive mind-set always takes over and nullifies the beneficial aspects of the attempt. ... [read more]

Monday, September 25, 2023 @ 9:58 AM

Ontario’s Greenbelt saved, now Ford should fix other bad ideas | David Israelson

Let’s be charitable now that Premier Doug Ford has reversed himself completely and once again promises never to wreck Ontario’s Greenbelt. ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 2:22 PM

Conductor unbecoming | Marcel Strigberger

Lunacy in the deep South? An Alabama high school band director at a sporting event was shocked with a stun gun and arrested after Birmingham police said he wouldn’t tell his band to stop playing. ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 1:00 PM

New president of Manitoba legal regulator eyes access to justice, technology, diversity Wayne Onchulenko, president of the Law Society of Manitoba.

Keeping lawyers up to speed on using technology and continuing to improve access to justice in remote communities are high priorities for the Law Society of Manitoba’s new president. ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 12:31 PM

Ottawa invites funding proposals from organizations working for women’s equality Women and Gender Equality and Youth Minister Marci Ien

The federal government is calling for funding proposals from organizations that are fighting for women’s equality. ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 9:40 AM

Insurers need to be more accepting of alternative care for long-COVID | Courtney Mulqueen

Clinical trials to test the safety and effectiveness of potential long-COVID treatments have the added bonus of discovering treatments for other “invisible illnesses” with similar symptoms. ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 8:08 AM

Canada’s benighted record on India-related terrorism | John L. Hill

A Canadian citizen believed to be a terrorist by India was murdered on Canadian soil. Prime Minister Trudeau told the House of Commons on Sept. 18 that Canada attributes the killing to a state-sponsored assassination at the behest of the Indian government. Tensions between the two countries have escalated to the point of the recall of ambassadors and the halting of all visa services for citizens of Canada. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 21, 2023 @ 2:07 PM

Voice of experience on sex worker constitutional challenge | Naomi Sayers

In law school, I took a class called constitutional litigation. It was one of the most interactive and useful classes in my entire law school experience. We talked about different litigation pathways for constitutional challenges, from applications to actions, and what sort of evidence may be useful to support such a challenge. It was also taught by one of the leading constitutional law scholars. I felt very honoured to be in his class. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 21, 2023 @ 1:56 PM

Prioritizing employee well-being through support during challenging times Wave

Many have been feeling uneasy about the situation happening in Morocco with the devastating earthquake and the floods in Libya that have taken the lives of thousands. ... [read more]