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Court of Appeal orders stay in ruling on size of Toronto city council
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Martha Jackman, a professor of constitutional law at the University of Ottawa, said Premier Doug Ford's behaviour has been ‘quite Trumpian in the sense that he certainly hasn’t shown any kind of real understanding of how the constitution works.’

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 @ 11:36 AM

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 @ 2:19 PM

The Ontario Court of Appeal has granted a stay of a lower court ruling in the controversial battle over the size of Toronto’s city council. Bill 5, the Better Local Government Act, which aimed to cut the council down to 25 wards from 47, was deemed unconstitutional by Ontario Superior Court Justice Edward Belobaba on Sept. 10, but the Court of Appeal determined in its decision released Sept. 19 that “there is a strong likelihood that application judge erred in law and that the Attorney General’s appeal to this court will succeed.” ... [read more]

Audio conference will address ‘borderline’ sexual harassment in workplace

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 @ 2:19 PM

The #MeToo movement has placed today’s workplace under a scrutinous eye, with both employers and their employees having to sort out the difference between cases of sexual harassment and those possibly falling short of that, said Toronto employment lawyer Madeleine Loewenberg, who will co-moderate an audio conference to bring clarity to the blurred line between harassment and cases falling into a grey area of what could be considered objectionable behaviour.   ... [read more]

Securities regulators proposing ban on certain upfront sales commissions; Ontario is opposed Fraser McDonald, Allen McDonald Swartz

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 @ 9:22 AM

The umbrella group for Canada’s provincial securities commissions is proposing to prohibit certain upfront payments to dealers in the mutual fund market, but there’s a problem: The Ontario government is against the idea. ... [read more]