Trinity Western Decision

July 5th, 2018

The Supreme Court of Canada has rendered a decision that is an important victory for the promotion of equality, diversity and access to justice in Canada. On June 15, 2018, the Court released the landmark decision, finding that law societies were entitled to deny accreditation to a proposed law school that had discriminatory admissions requirements. […]

 

Human Rights Commission To Examine Racial Profiling by …

December 4th, 2017

The Toronto Police Service is now being examined by the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC). The OHRC has launched an inquiry that looks into the Toronto Police Service, its board, and the Special Investigations Unit, to see if there has been racial discrimination and racial profiling of Black communities in Toronto. The Commission has requested […]

 

Service Dog Not Allowed in Elementary School

September 5th, 2017

Ontario’s Human Rights Tribunal has recently ruled that a 9-year-old boy with autism does not have the right to bring his service dog with him to class. This ruling marks the first legal disposition of a dispute between parents and their regional school board that began back in 2014. Their son has a certified service […]

 

Gender Neutral Passports will be Available for Canadian …

August 25th, 2017

Gender neutral passports will soon be making their way into the hands of Canadians. Canadians who do not identify as male of female will soon be able to mark an “X” on their passports instead of “M” or “F”. Allowing this change addresses the current state of society and the changes in gender identity and […]

 

When Discrimination is Not Prohibited: Housing

August 24th, 2017

Caleb Pheluong, a Vancouver resident, was served eviction papers once his landlord discovered that he intended to have his boyfriend stay over one night. The landlord expressed to him via text message that homosexuality was against her “Christian beliefs” and she could no longer have him living in her house. Is this discrimination? Sexual orientation […]

 

Toronto Man Subjected To ‘Cruel and Unusual’ …

August 3rd, 2017

By: Nicolas Di Nardo, Junior Marketing & Administrator Treatment of prisoners is a big issue that for the most part, goes unseen by many all over the world. Many countries are full of corrupt law enforcement officers, horrible prison conditions, or do not follow the basic rights that are to be given to prisoners. However, […]

 

The Legality of Refusing to Bake a Wedding Cake Because …

July 4th, 2017

By: Michelle Cook, Summer Law Student In Canada, it is illegal to discriminate against people on the basis of sexual orientation, especially in the case of commercial business services available to the public. However, a legal case challenging the ability to discriminate against individuals for their sexual orientation because of religious reasons is headed to […]

 

Challenging the Safe Streets Act

June 26th, 2017

By: Nicolas Di Nardo A law created in 1999 known as the Safe Streets Act is being challenged by the Fair Change Community Legal Clinic on the basis that it discriminates against people with mental health and addiction issues. Leading this dispute is Gerry Williams, along with the Fair Change Community Legal Clinic. Williams shares […]

 

Requiring Customers to Come to Stores Has Been Deemed D …

June 26th, 2017

By: Michelle Cook, Summer Law Student Could companies that require their customers to come into their physical stores be guilty of discrimination?  A human rights adjudicator seems to think so. In Mills v Bell Mobility Inc, Canadian Human Rights Tribunal member Edward Lustig  awarded $10,000 plus interest in compensation for Ms. Mills’ pain and suffering […]

 
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