Category Archives: News

Sex, Rights and the Law – event for World Pride on June 16, 2014

HALCO and ARCH Disability Law Centre are pleased to present an event in honour of World Pride 2014: Sex, Rights and the Law in Ontario A panel will discuss: the right of people with disabilities to make their own choices … Continue reading

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Canadian Scientists: consensus statement on HIV and its transmission in the context of criminal law

Canadian Scientists Take Important Stand: Criminal Law Currently Goes Too Far in Prosecuting HIV Non-Disclosure – Human rights organizations applaud expert consensus statement. More than 70 scientific experts Canada-wide released an important consensus statement outlining the low-to-zero possibility of a … Continue reading

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Call for Nominations for our 2014 Kreppner Awards

The Kreppner Awards were established by the HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO) in 2010 to honour the late James Kreppner. Nominations for our 2014 Kreppner Awards will be accepted until June 30, 2014. The late James Kreppner was … Continue reading

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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 licences to use and/or grow medical marijuana to continue to use their licences until a decision is made in the … Continue reading

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

A Court Order on March 21, 2014, means that most people with valid licences to use and/or grow medical marijuana can continue to use their licences 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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