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Asper Centre awarded Law Foundation of Ontario grant to develop online police oversight guides

The Asper Centre is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a Law Foundation of Ontario responsive grant to develop online guides to the police oversight procedures in Ontario. This forms part of our ongoing work developing national online guides about the police oversight procedures in all of Canada, which stems from the activities … Read More

Asper Centre Files Submissions on Administrative Segregation

by Jasmit de Saffel On November 19, 2018, the Asper Centre filed submissions to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security in regards to the use of administrative segregation in Canadian correctional facilities and the proposed amendments to the legislation under Bill C-83. The submissions were prepared by the Executive Director, Cheryl Milne, … Read More

External audit of immigration detention review shows pattern of serious Charter violations

By Cheryl Milne On July 20, 2018, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada released an external audit performed by independent auditor, Katherine Laird, on Canada’s immigration detention review system. She examined randomly selected cases where immigration detention exceeded 100 days. The report documents serious concerns about procedural fairness leading to lengthy incarceration. A review … Read More

Former Asper Centre Constitutional Litigator-in-Residence John Norris Appointed to Federal Court

  John Norris, the Asper Centre’s former Constitutional Litigator-in-Residence in 2006 and Asper Centre Advisory Group member, who served as counsel for the Asper Centre in a number of our interventions, has been appointed a justice to the Federal Court of Canada. A sole practitioner based in Toronto, he fills a new position created under An Act … Read More