Yearly Archives: 2016

Canada’s Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations Struck Down by Federal Court

The Federal Court struck down Canada’s Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (the MMPR) as unconstitutional, on February 24, 2016, in Allard v. Canada. The decision does not take effect for 6 months to allow the federal government to develop new … Continue reading

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Free Public Legal Education Workshops at HALCO in March and April 2016

Our free workshops are held in person in our HALCO Boardroom at 65 Wellesley Street East, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario: Canada’s Medical Marijuana (marihuana) Laws – Thursday March 10, 2016, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. (presenter: Khalid Janmohamed, HALCO Staff … Continue reading

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New Staff at HALCO

HALCO welcomes Clare McMullen-Crummey, Amy Secord and Stephen Foster! Clare McMullen-Crummey, staff lawyer Clare joined us as staff lawyer in January 2016, and is providing general intake as well as immigration law services. Amy Secord, office manager Amy joined us … Continue reading

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Martha MacKinnon 1948 – 2016

HALCO board and staff were extremely saddened to learn that Martha MacKinnon died on January 8, 2016, after living with cancer for some time. We extend our sincerest sympathies to her family, friends and colleagues. After starting her career as … Continue reading

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Mandatory Minimum Prison Sentence Challenge at Supreme Court of Canada

R. v. Lloyd, Supreme Court of Canada (Docket #35982) On January 13, 2016, HALCO and its coalition partners presented oral argument in the Lloyd matter at the Supreme Court of Canada. Our intervener coalition partners are: the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal … Continue reading

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