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 […]

 

The Fight Against Solitary Confinement

June 26th, 2017

By: Katelyn Bell, Summer Law Student The issue of solitary confinement has been long-standing in Canada. Solitary confinement is meant to be ordered on a temporary basis, not on an indefinite one. In recent years, the issue has come to the forefront, after several Canadian inmates committed suicide while in solitary. Ten years ago, Ashley […]

 

Bill C-16: Proud to Extend Protections to Transgender a …

June 20th, 2017

June is Pride Month, when we celebrate sexual diversity and gender variance in the context of gains made by the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) communities. It is thus fitting that the Canadian Senate last week passed Bill C-16, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code to protect […]

 

Air Passenger Bill: Does it Really Protect Passenger Ri …

May 23rd, 2017

By: Nicolas Di Nardo Transportation Minister Marc Garneau introduced a Passenger Bill of Rights which is included in a package of amendments to the Canada Transportation Act. This bill is being introduced as a result of the United Airlines incident, where a passenger was dragged from a plane in Chicago after he refused to give […]

 

Trump to roll back Obama-era protections for transgende …

February 28th, 2017

By: Jeffrey Spiegel, Student-at-Law The Trump administration, as expected, has began rolling back protections for trans-gendered students that were created under the Obama administration. The Obama-era protections issued back in May 2016 allowed transgender students in public schools to use the bathrooms and facilities that corresponded with their gender identity. It also allowed transgender students […]

 

Man Arrested in Controversial Police Video to Undergo P …

January 30th, 2017

As the Toronto Police were the main focus of a video that surfaced last week, news sources continue to pay close attention to its developments. On Friday, CityNews released an article focusing on the man who was arrested in the controversial video. If you need a refresher or have not been following this closely, you […]

 

Complaint Issued on Officer caught on video making fals …

January 27th, 2017

By: Nicolas Di Nardo Yesterday we released a post addressing a recent incident with Toronto Police and an innocent bystander, who decided to record the police while they were apprehending a suspect near Ryerson University earlier in the week. To find out more on that story, you can read our full blog post “Yes, You […]

 

Yes, You Can Film the Police. No, They Cannot Seize You …

January 26th, 2017

By: Nicolas Di Nardo A couple of days ago, a video surfaced online of Toronto Police officers doing their job in public. As long as you are not obstructing them or interfering with their work, you have every right to record and photograph them. This video that can be seen here shows police surrounding a male […]

 

Making Canadian Courts Great Again

January 18th, 2017

By: Victoria Yang Trump’s upcoming inauguration for our neighbor down south is looming as many of us are still coming to terms with the election results. To say that the election was a controversial and polarizing one is a gross understatement. Canada tuned in, as social media, newspapers, radio stations and everything in between exploded […]

 
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