Facebook & the Law…

It is no secret that teenagers have come to rely on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to document every aspect of their lives. It is easy to get lost in the online world of social media and think that because you’ve set your profile to “private”, what you post online will have no repercussions. This blog…

Teen Pregnancy – Part One: Medical Decisions

What does the law say about a youth’s right to make health-related decisions? Kiran and her boyfriend Rick are fifteen years old and in grade ten.  They have been dating for several months and spend most of their time together.  They care about each other and trust each other very much.  A few months into…

Education Law and the Youth Criminal Justice Act – JFCY staff write for Briefly Speaking

The most recent issue of Briefly Speaking features two articles by JFCY lawyers.  Check it out online! Martha Mackinnon is the executive director of JFCY.  Her article, “The Legality of Education,” discusses the legal structures that govern the education system in Ontario – key issues she addresses are the legal processes that relate to suspensions, expulsions,…