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Judge upholds Ontario rules limiting third-party election ad spending

Dec 8 2021 — Paola Loriggio — TORONTO — An Ontario judge has upheld the province's restrictions on third-party election advertising, ruling the measures do not infringe on voters' right to meaningfully participate in the election process. In a decision issued last week, Ontario Superior Court Justice Ed Morgan threw out the challenge brought forward by a group of labour organizations calling […]

Quantity and quality of education for detained Ontario youth varies: report

Nov 30 2021 — Paola Loriggio — TORONTO — The quantity and quality of education offered to youth in Ontario's detention centres varies greatly by facility, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only heightened those discrepancies, according to new report by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. The report, based on interviews with youth who spent time in facilities and adults involved in the […]

Court lifts temporary injunction on Toronto hospital network vaccine mandate

Oct 29 2021 — Paola Loriggio — TORONTO — An Ontario judge has lifted a temporary injunction that paused enforcement of a Toronto hospital network's COVID-19 vaccination policy, saying he does not have the jurisdiction to grant the relief sought by a group of unvaccinated workers. Ontario Superior Court Justice Sean Dunphy issued the interim injunction last week after several unvaccinated employees […]

Court has no jurisdiction in workers’ challenge of hospital vaccine mandate: UHN

Oct 28 2021 — Paola Loriggio — TORONTO — An Ontario court has no jurisdiction to intervene in the case of unvaccinated workers who are challenging a Toronto hospital network's COVID-19 vaccine mandate, the network's lawyers argued Thursday. Last week, Ontario Superior Court Justice Sean Dunphy issued a temporary injunction that paused enforcement of the University Health Network's deadline for staff to […]