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Class action certified vs. Ontario in alleged Charter breach against developmentally disabled
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Kirk Baert, of Koskie Minsky LLP and counsel for the plaintiff, said the s. 7 Charter claim is ‘a fairly novel claim in the sense that we’re challenging government ineptitude and inaction arising from their management of a program that they’re not obliged to bring into effect in the first place.’

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 @ 2:57 PM

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has certified a class action for plaintiffs pushed “to the brink of disaster” by long wait lists for Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) support for developmentally disabled persons over 18 years old. The certification of the s. 7 Charter claim, lawyers said, is “fairly novel.” ... [read more]

Paralegals part of solution to family law issues in B.C.: association head Michele Ross

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 @ 1:18 PM

The head of B.C.’s paralegal association is saying concerns that paralegals would not be able to deal with family law issues under a scheme being considered by the provincial law society are unfounded. ... [read more]

LSO’s $1.2 million PR campaign extols it as ‘go-to’ place for legal resource Law Society of Ontario public campaign sm

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 @ 8:40 AM

“Our Society is Your Society” is the main message from the Law Society of Ontario’s (LSO) recently launched public awareness campaign, which the regulator initiated to connect with the public it’s mandated to protect.   ... [read more]