As I discovered at my local grocery store the other day, the pandemic that is violence against women in this country is deeply embedded in our culture. It manifests itself in our music, television programs and movies as well as Continue reading Of lemons and feminism: Speaking up about violence against women
In February 2016, Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi and then Treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada Janet Minor appointed Justice Annemarie Bonkalo to conduct a review of the provision of family legal services by people other than lawyers. Continue reading Paralegals and family court
As the Toronto Star recently reported, the external review of Legal Aid Ontario’s (LAO) deficit has now been completed. Many of you will remember that Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi called for this review after LAO announced in December that Continue reading Fixing Legal Aid Ontario’s deficit: on whose backs?
(Mothers Day Proclamation 1870) Many of us who are mothers can remember lying in bed (as we had been sternly instructed to do the night before) on Mother’s Day morning, listening to the not-so-quiet kitchen sounds of preparations for our Continue reading Arise then . . . women of this day! Arise, all women who have hearts!