Projects and Groups
Movement Defence Committee
The Movement Defence Committee [MDC] is an autonomous working group of the Law Union of Ontario made up of legal workers, law students, activists and lawyers which provides legal support to progressive organizations and activists in Toronto. We recognize that members of oppressed groups are at higher risk when they encounter the law and we work to provide information and support that is specific to these groups. Some of us were previously involved in the Common Front Legal Collective (2001-2008).
Immigration Legal Committee
In conjunction with local immigrant rights group No One Is Illegal-Toronto, the Immigration Legal Committee has developed free popular education method workshops on a variety of immigration law topics and on local campaigns for justice for immigrants. As well, the committee is working with FCJ refugee centre to develop workshops to assist non status people in filing their own applications for permanent residency.