Regarding Bill C-78

The Clinic welcomes the changes as proposed by the federal government in Bill C-78. The proposed legislation would make changes to the Divorce Act, the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act, and the Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act....

Immigrant Seniors Impacted by Policy Changes

“Recent policy changes have made things more difficult for immigrant seniors, who typically come to Canada either as sponsored family members or refugees”, Friesen said. Citizenship and Immigration Canada recently increased the amount of time families must...

Holding Governments Accountable: Beijing+20 Review Process

“In 1995, at the historic UN 4th World Conference on Women, 189 governments agreed on a comprehensive roadmap — the Beijing Platform for Action — to advance women’s rights and achieve gender equality. In it States declared that laws which discriminate against...

Landmark Homeless Charter Challenge

Toronto Star: Landmark homeless Charter challenge may never be heard if government wins bid to quash case “This is a case about some of the most disadvantaged people in Ontario and in Canada,” said CERA spokeswoman Leilani Farha. “We view the court as the last line of...

Niqab Decision in Toronto Disappointing

Amanda Dale spoke with CTV News Channel after Ontario Justice Norris Weisman ordered NS to remove niqab in sexual assualt case. Read the Schlifer Clinic’s response to the Supreme Court decision in the case last year, or hear Amanda speaking with Matt Galloway on...

Legally-Owned Guns Weapons of Choice in Domestic Violence

Commenting on the shooting in Gatineau, Ottawa police weapons expert Det. Chris O’Brien said “Since the long gun registry was abolished, there’s absolutely no way now for law enforcement to know who owns or possesses long guns.” See the whole story in the Ottawa...