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Publishers of antisemitic and misogynist Your Ward News lose conviction appeal

An Ontario Superior Court Judge rejected arguments for appeal from the editor and publisher of Your Ward News, adding that the paper "promoted hate to a vast audience."

Mother convicted of smothering daughter with disability wins new 1st-degree murder trial

A mother found guilty of smothering her daughter who had a severe disability won a new first-degree murder trial on Friday because of faulty instructions to the jury that convicted her.

Judge's knuckles rapped over U of T appointment interference, but can stay on bench

A Federal Court judge accused of bias against Palestinians over his views on a proposed appointment at the University of Toronto made serious mistakes, but can stay on the job, a judicial review body concluded on Friday.

Man gets house arrest for racist attack on Chinese student riding Toronto bus

A man who went on a racist tirade and grabbed a masked female Chinese student on a city bus at the start of the pandemic has been handed four months house arrest.

Ontario coroner's failure to fully investigate death of Sandy Lake boy a dereliction of duty, lawyer argues

The failure of a coroner to fully investigate the 2014 death of an Indigenous boy was part of a systemic dereliction of duty that should face legal scrutiny, Ontario's top court heard Thursday. A lawyer argued it was wrong for a judge to dismiss the family's lawsuit against the coroner.

51% spike in hate crimes spurred partly by pandemic, Toronto police report finds

Hate crime complaints and arrests in Toronto jumped sharply last year, with Jewish and Black people the most common targets, according to an annual police report released on Thursday.

Winnipeg's drinking water source of frustration for northern Ontario Indigenous community

About 100 million litres of fresh water flows west to the city of Winnipeg every day but the struggling Indigenous people who live on the shores of Shoal Lake say no benefits have ever flowed east to them.

Ontario loses bid to quash $30M segregation ruling; immunity argument rejected

A $30-million class-action award against Ontario for its mistreatment of inmates in solitary confinement will stand, the province's Court of Appeal ruled on Wednesday.

Long-term care residents beg to go outside after year-long COVID-19 confinement

Many of Ontario's 150,000 nursing home residents have been confined to their rooms or floors for as long as 15 months.

Female employees at for-profit nursing homes win pay equity fight

Women in predominantly female job sectors must have access to a suitable male comparison group in order to ensure their pay is fair, and stays that way, Ontario's top court ruled on Tuesday.