Author: Luke's Place

  36 feminist and equality-seeking groups from across Canada, including Luke’s Place, endorsed the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) brief submitted to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights on Bill C-5 – …

NAWL Brief Submitted to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights on Bill C-5 Read More »

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McNeil v McGuinness 2020 ONSC 1918 In this case, which was identified by the court as having “a long history of conflict and litigation since the parties separated in 2012,” Justice Pazaratz declined to find the father’s motion to be …

Recent Court Decision: “In the long run, self-help will turn out to be a big mistake” Read More »

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Court says no to “self-help” remedy In Burton v Woods 2020 ONCJ 158, Justice Pugsley was quick and clear in his response to a father who decided not to return the 10-year-old child to the mother at the end of …

Two recent COVID-19 family law decisions Read More »

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Ian Burns interviewed Luke’s Place on the impact of COVID-19 on women living with violence. The article appears on TheLawyersDaily.ca. “Let’s say hypothetically I was in an abusive relationship, but I had a job, or my partner worked outside the …

COVID-19 crisis complicates intimate partner violence issues, lawyers say Read More »

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Journalist Sarah Boesveld interviewed Luke’s Place on the impact of COVID-19 on women living with violence. The article appears on Chatelaine.com. In late March, a few weeks after COVID-19 shuttered all schools and non-essential businesses, Pamela Cross and her team …

Canada’s domestic violence problem was already critical. COVID-19 is making it worse Read More »

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