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Novel Issues Raised By Transgender Human Rights Complaints
A recent human rights complaint against several salons in Vancouver, British Columbia sheds new light on the relationship between human rights law and persons who identify as transgender.
Canada
19 Sep 2019
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Could A Gift Card Compensate For A Minor Human Rights Tribunal complaint?
A recent British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal decision has struck down a human rights complaint by a supermarket customer on the grounds that she was already compensated by the store for her complaint.
Canada
22 Aug 2019
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Denied A Job Due To Lack Of Canadian Work Eligibility? You May Have Been Discriminated Against
If you have recently been denied a job due to a lack of proof of permanent eligibility to work in Canada, you may be entitled to compensation under Ontario human rights law.
Canada
29 Jul 2019
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I've Been Arrested, Do I Have The Right To Talk To A Lawyer?
The answer to this question is undoubtedly, yes. The right to legal counsel upon arrest is a fundamental right in Canada and if you find yourself in such a situation you should always request to speak with a lawyer in the first instance.
Canada
16 May 2019
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What Does The Court Decision On The Repeal Of The Sexual Education Curriculum Mean?
On February 28, 2019, the Ontario Divisional Court released its decision on the constitutional challenge to the provinces repeal of the 2015 Sexual Education Curriculum brought by the English Public Teachers Union and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and others.
Canada
18 Mar 2019
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Trinity Western Decision
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.
Canada
11 Jul 2018
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Human Rights Commission To Examine Racial Profiling By Toronto Police
The Toronto Police Service is now being examined by the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC).
Canada
5 Dec 2017
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Service Dog Not Allowed In Elementary School
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.
Canada
12 Sep 2017
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Gender Neutral Passports Will Be Available For Canadians
Gender neutral passports will soon be making their way into the hands of Canadians
Canada
31 Aug 2017
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When Discrimination Is Not Prohibited: Housing
Caleb Pheluong, a Vancouver resident, was served eviction papers once his landlord discovered that he intended to have his boyfriend stay over one night.
Canada
31 Aug 2017
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Police Brutality Leads To Thrown Out Charges
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms ("Charter") guarantees certain protections to Canadian citizens, such as the right to life, liberty and security of the person; the right to be free...
Canada
15 Aug 2017
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Toronto Man Subjected To ‘Cruel and Unusual' Punishment While Detained By Brantford Police
Treatment of prisoners is a big issue that for the most part, goes unseen by many all over the world.
Canada
9 Aug 2017
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Law And Society: Forever Evolving
Canadian judges are going back to school, or at least, that's what it feels like. Judges must "understand the people they are judging" says Justice Adele Kent, head of the National Judicial Institute.
Canada
26 Jul 2017
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The Legality Of Refusing To Bake A Wedding Cake Because Of Sexual Orientation
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.
Canada
17 Jul 2017
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Challenging The Safe Streets Act
Gerry suffered from alcoholism and undiagnosed mental health issues, but is a very different person today.
Canada
4 Jul 2017
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Bill C-16: Proud To Extend Protections To Transgender And Other Gender-Diverse Persons
Gender identity is broadly defined as one's personal experience of their own sex, their internal sense of being male, female, a combination thereof or neither.
Canada
4 Jul 2017
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The Fight Against Solitary Confinement
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.
Canada
4 Jul 2017
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Requiring Customers to Come to Stores Has Been Deemed Discriminatory
Could companies that require their customers to come into their physical stores be guilty of discrimination?
Canada
4 Jul 2017
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Complaint Issued On Officer Caught On Video Making False HIV/AIDS Comment
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.
Canada
8 Feb 2017
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Yes, You Can Film the Police. No, They Cannot Seize Your Device
A couple of days ago, a video surfaced online of Toronto Police officers doing their job in public.
Canada
7 Feb 2017
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