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Shelina Ali, Pro Bono | Without directly addressing how non-profit governance is designed around privilege, there cannot be meaningful progress in ensuring diversity on the boards of these organizations.
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Edward Hyland, Pro Bono | Registered charities in Canada find themselves increasingly drawn to find ways of operating through partnerships and networks, but there are legal impediments they face in doing their work.
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Claudia Pedrero, Pro Bono | In 2020, Ontario will increase the value of claims that can be brought before the province's small claims court. The intent is to make it "faster, easier, and more affordable to settle claims."
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Pro Bono, Michael Hackl | While Bill 21 clearly violates rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Quebec has invoked the notwithstanding clause to protect the law from challenges that it violates those rights.
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Karly Wilson, Pro Bono | Mass incarceration of Indigenous persons, incarceration of people with mental illness, and overuse of solitary confinement are just some of the issues plaguing Canada's prison system today.
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Houses belonging to the Mole Hill Community Housing Society in Vancouver, B.C. Photo: Joe Mabel/Wikimedia Commons
Celia Chandler, Pro Bono | Should we impose limits on the use of space in publicly funded housing so that resources are used for the betterment of the most people possible?
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Osgoode Hall in downtown Toronto which houses the headquarters of the Law Society of Ontario. Photo: Oliver Mallich/Flickr
Shelina Ali, Pro Bono | A dispute over the promotion of diversity is dividing the Law Society of Ontario, at a time when freedom of speech is seen as something that trumps equality rights.
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Claudia Pedrero, Pro Bono | An alternative model of land ownership is growing in Canada, as communities grapple with increasingly unaffordable housing prices and commercial development changes neighbourhoods.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends the flag raising ceremony for Pride Month on Parliament Hill. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Michael Hackl, Pro Bono | The federal government missed an opportunity to introduce a significant protection for the LGBTQ community by failing to take steps to ban conversion therapy.
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Brynn Leger, Pro Bono | The Supreme Court's ruling in R v Jarvis updates the analysis of a "reasonable expectation of privacy," but does it go far enough in addressing gendered violence?
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Celia Chandler with her partner Jack Sikorski in 2016. Photo: Kate O'Connor/Sweetheart Empire
Celia Chandler, Pro Bono | In this third part of a three-part series on medically assisted death in Canada, Celia Chandler describes her husband's final days before his assisted death, and shares her reflections on the process.
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Celia Chandler with her partner Jack Sikorski in 2018. Photo: Kate O'Connor/Sweetheart Empire
Celia Chandler, Pro Bono | In this second part of a three-part series on medically assisted death in Canada, Celia Chandler writes about her partner's terminal illness and the development of assisted dying legislation.