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Adoption and Openness - Let's Compare

  • 24 mai 2021
  • Imran Kamal, barrister and solicitor, LSO Certified Specialist – Indigenous Legal Issues

Recent developments in openness in adoption proceedings in Ontario are reviewed, including three decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal.

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Human Rights Protections Apply - Even in a Pandemic

  • 23 mai 2021
  • Amanda Dimilta, human rights and education law lawyer at bakerlaw.ca

This article reviews the first merits decision of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (“HRTO”) on the role of human rights during the Covid-19 pandemic: JL v. Empower Simcoe, 2021 HRTO 222.

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The Impact of Part X of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA)

  • 23 avril 2021
  • Farhana Hossein (PBSC student volunteer at Justice for Children and Youth)

A review of Part X of the CYFSA, which has sought to establish new rules for the collection, use, disclosure of, and access to, personal information held by ministry-funded and licensed service providers.

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Youth Criminal Justice Records and Child Protection Proceedings

  • 12 avril 2021
  • Brock Jones

For young persons who become involved in both the youth criminal and family court systems, the lawful sharing or exchanging of information between them is often legally complex and fraught with the potential for errors. A case comment on Children’s Aid Society of the Districts of Sudbury and Manitoulin v. A.A., 2021 ONCJ 188.

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Criminal Code s. 278 Applications And Youth Records

  • 23 mars 2021
  • Brock Jones

A review of recent court decisions addressing Criminal Code s. 278 applications in sexual-offence based cases where the records sought are youth records.

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The Overhaul of Indigenous Child Welfare Considerations Through Federal Legislation

  • 16 mars 2021
  • Imran Kamal, LSO Certified Specialist - Indigenous Legal Issues

This article reviews the significance of changes to the Child, Youth and Family Services Act (Ontario, 2018) and the federal legislation An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis Children, Youth and Families (2020) on child protection proceedings and Indigenous youth.

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Jurisdiction, Bail, and the YCJA: R v TJM, 2021 SCC 6

  • 24 février 2021
  • Brock Jones

A review of the Supreme Court of Canada's decision of R v TJM, 2021 SCC 6, which address the jurisdiction of the Superior Court of Justice for youth bail hearings.

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Respecting the Fundamental Rights of Children

  • 22 septembre 2020
  • Brock Jones

Children always have the right to independent legal advice. In Justice for Children and Youth v. J.G., 2020 ONSC 4716, the Divisional Court reviewed a decision by a Superior Court Judge denying a child access to independent legal advice in the context of a high custody dispute between his parents over custody and access. The judgment contains powerful statements on the rights of children and the importance of courts respecting them as independent decision-makers.

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Recent Court Innovations For Matters Involving Children and Youth

  • 19 mai 2020
  • Brock Jones, David Tobin and Jane Stewart

The practice of law in Ontario has undergone unprecedented change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, court matters for children and youth have been able to adapt to the current crisis. Much work and innovation must still be done, yet there are signs of progress. This article explores what has been changing in both family and youth criminal court over the past six weeks.

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