Action needed to improve poor health and disadvantage in the youth justice system

Action needed to improve poor health and disadvantage in the youth justice system

Children and adolescents detained in the youth justice system experience poor health across a range of physical and mental health domains, according to new research. In the first global review, researchers from the University of Melbourne, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and University of Sheffield in the UK have examined the health of detained adolescents […]

U of T launches Future Black Lawyers program

U of T launches  Future Black Lawyers program

The University Of Toronto Faculty Of Law launched a new program aiming to support Black students who aspire to go to law school, beginning in 2021. According to a Nov. 25 letter from Edward Iacobucci to the law school community, the goal of the Black Future Lawyers Program is to increase the number of Black […]

Just Mercy – powerful, thought provoking film

Just Mercy – powerful, thought provoking film

Michael B. Jordan and Oscar winners Jamie Foxx who has been featured in such movies as “Ray,” “Baby Driver,” “Django and Unchained” alongside and Brie Larson of “Room,” “Short Term 12,” and “Captain Marvel” star in “Just Mercy,” an inspiring drama that brings one of the most important stories of our time to the big […]

Impaired driving conviction makes refugee claimant inadmissible to Canada

Impaired driving conviction  makes refugee claimant inadmissible to Canada

Immigration Matters:- Sukhram Ramkissoon Impaired driving conviction  makes refugee claimant inadmissible to Canada I have recently received a letter from a ” regular reader” on a subject which I believe will be of interest to many readers of my column. Here is the letter followed by my response: Dear Mr. Ram, I am a refugee […]

Carol Shirtliff-Hinds is one tough woman in a tough profession

Carol Shirtliff-Hinds is one tough woman in a tough profession

By Gwyn Chapman Carol Shirtliff-Hinds, is the powerhouse behind one of the largest law firm in Newmarket, and the largest Female and Black led law firm in the GTA with close to 20 lawyers. Shirtliff-Hinds exemplifies leadership, and over the past 20 years has developed an excellent reputation in both the courthouse and the community. […]

Caribbean officials said to be selling diplomatic passports

Caribbean officials said to be selling diplomatic passports

Politicians in the Caribbean are said to be involved in a corrupt trade of diplomatic posts in exchange for money, an Al Jazeera investigation has revealed. In Diplomats for Sale, Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit exposes politicians in Dominica and Grenada willing to accept secret campaign contributions from wealthy foreign businessmen in exchange for diplomatic passports. […]

US-British diplomatic clash in store over Caribbean killing?

US-British diplomatic clash in store over Caribbean killing?

Officials in Anguilla are preparing a warrant for the arrest of a Connecticut man who refused to return to the Caribbean island to face charges in the death of a hotel resort worker, the attorney general for the British territory said last week. Attorneys for Scott Hapgood, of Darien, said he skipped the pretrial hearing […]

“No” to same-sex marriage in Cayman Islands

“No” to same-sex marriage in Cayman Islands

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands– The Court of Appeal in the Cayman Islands has sided with the government of the British Overseas Territory, overturning a lower court’s ruling that granted marriage equality. At the same time, the government has been ordered to move to quickly establish a marriage equivalent for same-sex couples. The ruling handed down […]

‘Gun violence is a public health crisis’- Mitzie Hunter

‘Gun violence is a public health crisis’- Mitzie Hunter

TORONTO, ON –  Mitzie Hunter, MPP for Scarborough-Guildwood is calling on all members of the provincial government to pass her Private Member’s Bill (PMB) to address gun violence, Bill 129: The Safe and Healthy Communities Act (Addressing Gun Violence), 2019.  If passed, the Bill would declare gun violence as a public health issue and allow […]

Representation deficient and resulted in miscarriage of justice – judge

Representation deficient and resulted   in miscarriage of justice – judge

Immigration Matters  By: Sukhram Ramkissoon Representation deficient and resulted in miscarriage of justice – judge  The Federal Court of Canada  has recently set aside a negative decision on an application for humanitarian and compassionate (H&C) review on behalf of a 59 year old citizen of Grenada who has lived in Canada ” out of status” for […]

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