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The Report of the Expert Panel on the Deaths of Children and Youth in Residential Placements
Posted on September 25, 2018 at 1:03 pm and is filed under Uncategorized

The attached document was published in September of 2018 and reports on the deaths of children in care of the child protection system in Ontario. 2018Sept – Report from Ont advocate on death of children in care

Punishing and Deterring Self Represented Litigants Using Costs Awards: A Failed Strategy?
Posted on July 26, 2018 at 1:51 pm and is filed under Uncategorized

  Published by the Self Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP) In early 2012, I had just begun the research that would later be published in May 2013 as the National SRL Study, and was the impetus for the ongoing work of the NSRLP. I was still a neophyte about the self-representation phenomenon. I had visited the […]

New Ontario Rule on Recording Proceedings is Important Opportunity for Self Represented Litigants
Posted on July 12, 2018 at 2:33 pm and is filed under Uncategorized

By Elizabeth Roberts Recently, I stood before a Justice in Ontario Superior Court as a self-represented litigant and obtained permission to record a proceeding on my personal recording device, aka… my cell phone. Had I not learned through the SRL information grapevine that requesting permission to record was an option, I likely would never have […]

It’s shocking how archaic Ontario’s criminal courts are
Posted on July 12, 2018 at 9:52 am and is filed under Uncategorized

‘It’s actually shocking how archaic’ Ontario’s criminal courts are By Jacques Gallant Legal Affairs Reporter Toronto Star Mon., July 9, 2018 Justice Delayed: Part 1 of 3 “I can’t wait any longer.” The defence lawyer has been in court for nearly an hour, and court staff are still unable to locate the “Information” for his […]

Reform of child custody law is overdue
Posted on June 27, 2018 at 11:16 pm and is filed under Uncategorized

Reform of child custody law is overdue Globe and Mail June 27, 2018 by Paulette MacDonald, Child and Family Advocate Separating families at the border or in Canada’s family courts isn’t just immoral — its consequences are dreadful for children’s health. Canada’s family law system continuously separates children from at least one of their parents: […]

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