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Quebec inquiry into treatment of Indigenous people urges changes to justice system
Paul-Matthieu Grondin
‘I hope that the report won’t be placed on the back burner,’ remarked Paul-Matthieu Grondin, bâtonnier of the bar of Quebec, which itself issued a 44-page report to the Viens commission replete with recommendations, many of which were heeded by the report.

Monday, October 21, 2019 @ 9:34 AM

It will take a healthy dose of political will, huge investments and nearly a generation for the Quebec government to implement the wide-ranging recommendations that an inquiry examining the treatment of Indigenous people made to the province’s justice and correctional systems, according to legal experts. ... [read more]

First guidance issued for firms compelled to hire compliance consultants

Monday, October 21, 2019 @ 2:29 PM

Firms compelled by their securities regulator to engage a compliance consultant to address issues have some direction at last from those regulators. The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) Staff Notice 31-356 sets out who can serve as a compliance consultant, the consultant’s role, the approval process and more. ... [read more]

First Canadian-born black lawyer to receive Order of New Brunswick Subscriber only content Abraham_Walker_sm

Friday, October 18, 2019 @ 1:35 PM

There is hope the posthumous awarding of the Order of New Brunswick to the first Canadian-born black lawyer will increase awareness and national attention when it comes to history’s colour lines. ... [read more]

B.C. city fighting reinstatement of fire captain terminated for having sex at work Subscriber only content

Friday, October 18, 2019 @ 12:39 PM

A B.C. city is vowing to fight a decision that upheld the reinstatement of a fire official who lost his job after engaging in sexual activity with a colleague in the workplace, with a lawyer saying the case may find itself before the provincial Court of Appeal in order for it to answer the question of whether such behaviour is grounds for dismissal. ... [read more]

Ryerson gets OSAP funding for new law school, still in search of full-time dean Subscriber only content Michael Benarroch sm

Friday, October 18, 2019 @ 9:11 AM

Ryerson University’s new Faculty of Law has secured Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) funding and is “absolutely on track” to open its doors in September 2020. According to Ryerson’s provost, Michael Benarroch, the school is still searching for a dean and is in the process of hiring practitioners to teach alongside faculty. ... [read more]