Rights and justice

Keeping Your Legal Affairs in Order

Keeping Your Legal Affairs in Order

Having your legal affairs in order is important regardless of the state of your health. For your own peace of mind, do it now. Think about what you need – a will, a living will, a health care directive, power of attorney, or nomination of committee. Do you understand the uses of each of these […]

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Transgendered People – Health of Human Rights in Canada

Transgendered People – Health of Human Rights in Canada

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal handed down an important decision in August 2001 that helps to clarify the rights of transsexuals. The complainant, Synthia Kavanagh, an inmate in a federal men's prison, alleged that the Correctional Service of Canada had discriminated against her on the basis of sex and disability by not accommodating her needs. […]

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Sexual Orientation – Health of Human Rights in Canada

Sexual Orientation – Health of Human Rights in Canada

Recognition of the human rights of gays and lesbians has made remarkable progress in the last decade. Ten years ago most human rights laws, including the CHRA, did not prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Pension and health benefits for same-sex partners were almost unheard of. Federal and provincial laws denied same-sex partners […]

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