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TRANSforming JUSTICE survey, interviews, focus groups, and legal education workshops are starting!

HALCO is leading the TRANSforming JUSTICE (Trans* Legal Needs Assessment Ontario) project to help ensure that the legal needs of trans* people in Ontario are being met and to determine the barriers that trans* people face in accessing justice. The … Continue reading

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HALCO is moving in late May 2016

As reported, HALCO is participating in a project to co-locate with a number of community legal clinics (see below). In late May, we will be moving to 55 University Avenue, Suite 1400, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2H7. Our new office is … Continue reading

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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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HALCO news Autumn/Winter 2015 is here!

Our HALCO news Autumn/Winter 2015 newsletter has a variety of articles and announcements including: HALCO Annual General Meeting, 2015 Kreppner Award, Annual Report 2014-2015, and 20th Anniversary Celebration HALCO Court Interventions Update New Low-Income Electricity Support Program Specialty Legal Clinics … Continue reading

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David Hoe is 2015 HALCO Kreppner Award recipient!

HALCO Board member Eric Mykhalovskiy was delighted to present our 2015 Kreppner Award to David Hoe at our Annual General Meeting on October 15, 2015. The award is named in honour of our great friend James Kreppner.  James, who died … Continue reading

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HALCO Annual Report 2014-2015 is here

We are pleased to announce our Annual Report 2014-2015, which was presented to our membership at our Annual General Meeting and 20th Anniversary Celebration on October 15, 2015. The report includes: highlights of our casework, law reform and public legal education … Continue reading

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