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Legal professionals would rather deal with sexual harassment quietly, panellists say
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Discussion panel included: (l-r) Lai-King Hum, discrimination and harassment counsel at the LSO, panel leader Deepa Matto, legal director of the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic, and Sharan Basran, manager of litigation for the Ontario Nurses Association.

Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 9:54 AM

Fear — of speaking out, of repercussions or of damaging a hard-earned career — was a major theme at a panel discussion on sexual harassment and discrimination held at the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) to commemorate International Women’s Day. ... [read more]

Ottawa can continue with damages suit against Merchant Law Group Gord Kuski

Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 1:43 PM

The Supreme Court of Canada has declined to shut down the Attorney General of Canada’s fraud action against the Saskatchewan law firm which Ottawa paid $25 million for representing thousands of former students of Indian residential schools in individual and class litigation that was settled 12 years ago. ... [read more]

B.C. Supreme Court decision in polygamy case raises due process issue: law expert Subscriber only content Beverley Baines, Queen's University Faculty of Law

Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 11:37 AM

A B.C. Supreme Court justice has rejected a stay of proceedings for two men convicted of having multiple wives, rejecting arguments that the government’s lack of prosecuting them in the past was an admission they believed the Criminal Code’s provisions against polygamy were unconstitutional. ... [read more]