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Medical Marijuana – Government intends to appeal Federal Court decision

The Government of Canada has announced that it intends to appeal the March 21, 2014, Federal Court decision that allowed most people with valid licenses to use and/or grow medical marijuana to continue to use their licenses until a decision is made in the … Continue reading

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Medical Marijuana Update – some use and grow licenses will continue to be valid until lawsuit is decided

A Court Order on March 21, 2014, means that most people with valid licenses to use and/or grow medical marijuana can continue to use their licenses until a decision is made in the lawsuit that is challenging the new medical marijuana regulations.  Under the interim Order from the … Continue reading

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Free Public Legal Education Workshops at HALCO in April and May 2014

Our free workshops are held in person in our HALCO Boardroom at 65 Wellesley Street East, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario. Workshops at HALCO in April and May 2014: In Debt? Learn about Options, on Tuesday April 15, 2014, from 1:30 … Continue reading

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HALCO Opposes Trinity Western School of Law Accreditation

We provided a submission to the Law Society of Upper Canada to oppose the accreditation of the Trinity Western University (TWU) School of Law.  It is our position that TWU’s School of Law accreditation application should not be approved because of TWU’s overt and … Continue reading

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Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario – HALCO Submissions to Consultation on Proposed Amendments

HALCO made submissions to the Consultation on proposed amendments to Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) procedures, Practice Directions and the Rules of Procedure.  You can read our Submissions on our website:  www.halco.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/HRTO_Consultation-HALCO_submission-2014Mar17.pdf. For more information about the HRTO Consultation, you … Continue reading

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Prostitution-Related Offences in Canada – HALCO Submissions to Public Consultation

HALCO makes Submissions to Public Consultation on Prostitution-Related Offences in Canada.  You can read our Submissions on our website:  www.halco.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Prostitution_Related_Offences_Consultation-HALCO_Submission-2014Mar13.pdf. For more information about this Consultation, you can visit the Government of Canada’s Consultation website:  www.justice.gc.ca/eng/cons/curr-cours/proscons-conspros/.  

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We welcome the Supreme Court of Canada’s Hutchinson decision

HALCO and the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network intervened in the case of R. v. Hutchinson at the Supreme Court of Canada.  The Supreme Court’s decision was released on March 7, 2014, and we are pleased that the majority of the … Continue reading

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HALCO news Winter 2013/2014 newsletter is here!

Our HALCO news Winter 2013/2014 edition newsletter is now available.  It includes articles on a wide variety of topics:  Medical marijuana updates Ontario Drug Benefit privacy concerns Supreme Court strikes down sex work laws Immigration/refugee law updates Supreme Court Rasouli … Continue reading

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Stand with Sex Workers – Toronto Rally TODAY!

After the Bedford decision today from the Supreme Court of Canada, sex workers share their stories about what keeps us fighting!  National actions planned for Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Sault Ste Marie. Toronto RALLY Friday December 20, 2013 2 p.m. … Continue reading

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Supreme Court of Canada decision strikes down unjust sex work laws

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network (Legal Network), the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) and the HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO) applaud the landmark decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Canada v Bedford to … Continue reading

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