The Canadian Bar Association has set targets for 2030 to equalize access to civil justice, but that's a long wait for large‑scale system change and to address the significant negative consequences.
Pro Bono is a monthly column written by lawyers and legal experts at Iler Campbell LLP that explores the murky legal waters activists regularly confront in doing their work.
The ruling on a landmark case to stop federal government discrimination against First Nations children is expected this spring. It could have a significant impact on First Nations communities.
The current state of the law leaves people who are ailing with a dismal set of options. Now there's a new decision before the Supreme Court to advance the rights of terminally ill Canadians.
Last week, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision on a landmark Charter application on housing rights. Safia Lakhani considers what it means for the housing rights struggle in Canada.
Bill C‑44 is a systematic attempt by the Harper government to circumvent the limits Canadian courts have placed on its investigative and surveillance powers, through legislative amendments.
Controversy erupted amongst Canadian lawyers when the Canadian Bar Association decided to intervene in a long-running case brought against Chevron by Indigenous peoples in Ecuador. Here's why.
The impending end of operating agreements for housing providers, with its potentially catastrophic results, is an opportunity to bring the issue of affordable housing into the public discourse.
Legal proceedings are costly and can be untenable for those actively involved in public debate. Anti‑SLAPP legislation provides a mechanism to protect this kind of debate from being silenced.
When organizations seek charitable registration from government, they necessarily accept oversight by a government agency that, in an atmosphere as poisonous as Canada's these days, can overreach.
This week, the Ontario Court of Appeal is hearing an appeal of a 2013 court decision on the right to housing, which raises the question of whether housing rights are embodied in the Charter.