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Bar complains of long delays in naming federal judges; justice minister says record number appointed in 2017
Jody Wilson-Raybould
Federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says the Liberal government appointed 100 judges in 2017.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 11:29 AM

The Trudeau government’s chronic failure to name judges on time has renewed complaints from the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), which is demanding a speedy fix for the persistent appointment delays, along with an explanation from Ottawa for why it takes so long to fill judicial vacancies that are forecast months ahead. ... [read more]

Union urges Ontario to reverse course on municipalities’ prosecution legislation

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 12:36 PM

The president of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) is calling on Ontario’s premier to reverse a section of legislation that allows the provincial government to pass off the prosecution of serious non-criminal offences to municipalities. ... [read more]

No timeline in place for development of licence for Ontario paralegals to work in family law Howard Goldblatt sm

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 9:31 AM

At their final Convocation in 2017, Ontario law society benchers approved a six-point action plan to tackle the access to justice crises being felt in family law across the province. Part of the plan included establishing a licence for non-lawyers to offer family law services. So far no timeline has been set for the development of that licence. ... [read more]