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Civil justice system seen as inaccessible

The civil justice system is poorly understood and seen as inaccessible by average Ontarians according to the Report of the Ontario Civil Legal Needs Project.  The situation has become worse in recent years as fewer…



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Final Oliphant report due Monday

The Toronto Star reports that the findings of the inquiry into former Prime Minister Mulroney’s dealings with German businessman Karlheinz Schreiber will be released Monday. However, the limited mandate of the inquiry ensures that it…



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Copyright reform bill being introduced

The conservatives will introduce updated copyright legislation to the house of commons today. The government says it seeks to find a balance between the rights of consumers and creators, but intellectual property expert Michael Geist is concerned the law…


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G20 Security

A couple of recent pieces on G20 security issues. In this recent Montreal Gazette piece, CCLA’s Abby Deshman is interviewed about some of the prevailing concerns about security leading up to the G20 summit. In…



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Study charges Montreal police with racism

The Montreal Gazette is reporting the findings of a new study that suggests young black Montrealers are more than twice as likely to get arrested as young whites. The authors of the study  argue that…