The Law Union of Ontario held its Annual Conference this past weekend at Victoria College in Toronto. In case you missed it, we were able to record two of the panels that took place over the weekend. Below, find videos for the panels Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: What Can Law do?, and Victory at the Supreme Court: What’s next for Sex Work with Terri-Jean Bedford.
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: What Can Law do?
Victory at the Supreme Court: What’s next for Sex Work with Terri-Jean Bedford
Aboriginal Elder: Laureen “Blu” Waters
ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE LAW UNION OF ONTARIO: May 8-9, 2015
Join us on Friday, May 8, and Saturday, May 9, 2015, for the Law Union of Ontario’s Annual Conference! The Law Union of Ontario’s Annual Conference brings progressive legal and activist communities together to discuss an exciting and challenging series of pressing issues.
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FRIDAY Location: The Friday night event will be held at Friends House from 6:30-8 p.m. The address is 60 Lowther Avenue, Toronto. Follow this link for a map of the exact location of the conference: http://www.torontoquakermeeting.org/contact.html
Accessibility: This facility is wheelchair accessible through the parking lot door (east side of the building through from the Bedford entrance) and childcare will be provided.
SATURDAY Location: All plenaries and panels on Saturday will be held at The Ryerson Student Centre from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. The address is 55 Gould Street, Toronto. Follow this link for a map of the exact location of the Saturday conference: http://ryersonstudentcentre.ca/contact/directions
Accessibility: This facility is wheelchair accessible and childcare will be provided. CART (Communication Access Real Time Translation) services will be provided for all plenaries and select panels.
CPD Accreditation: The Law Union Conference has been accredited for 30min Professionalism Content. The Conference is also eligible for up to 9hr 15min Substantive Content.
Registration Fees: Suggested fees are:
$125 for lawyers/paralegals using the CPD hours
$50 for community members
Pay-what-you-can for all others
CONFERENCE SCHEDULE – COMING SOON!
Childcare will be provided – please email us in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org with the number and ages of the children who will be attending.
Questions? Email us at email@example.com, and include “Conference” in the subject heading.
Resistance Continues to Harper’s Omnibus Crime Bills
In March 2012, the federal Conservatives passed the Omnibus Crime Bill C-10, despite the protests of thousands of Canadians that the bill would greatly increase the prison population, would not prevent crime, would cost billions of dollars and would have a devastating impact on already marginalized communities, particularly Aboriginal communities who are already drastically over-represented in Canadian prisons.
Harper is not done: Bill C-54, currently before Parliament, could drastically increase the length of detention for those found “not criminally responsible.”
On January 17th, the Law Union of Ontario hosted a community meeting to brainstorm ways to prevent the implementation of the omnibus crime bill and stop Harper’s unjust law and order agenda.
Please join up for an important follow-up meeting, for updates and action to further the resistance.
Thursday, May 23
Friends House – Meeting Room
60 Lowther Avenue (just north of Bloor, near St. George Station)
Suzan Fraser (lawyer): an update on Bill C-54, and its implications for prisoners.
Updates from the four working groups struck at the January 17th meeting
There will time to work together to brainstorm next steps.
Light refreshments will be provided
ASL and child care will be available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by May 17th if you require these services.
Hosted by the Law Union of Ontario’s Prison Justice Committee
For updates please check:
The Law Union of Ontario is calling upon its members and allies to march in solidarity with
workers for May Day 2013 on Wednesday May 1st at 5:30 pm at Toronto City Hall.
Click here for more information.