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Ryerson gets OSAP funding for new law school, still in search of full-time dean
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Ryerson’s provost, Michael Benarroch, told The Lawyer’s Daily that the law school is on schedule and ‘there is nothing that’s going to stop’ it from opening.

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]

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]

Election not public consultation, court tells Ford government in repeal of cap-and-trade Subscriber only content

Thursday, October 17, 2019 @ 12:26 PM

Although Greenpeace Canada failed to get a court-ordered reinstatement of Ontario’s cap-and-trade system, it “scored a victory” by having Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative government found in violation of the province’s Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) by acting on its 2018 campaign promise to scrap the greenhouse gas emissions-lowering initiative, says a University of Ottawa law professor who helped argue Greenpeace’s case at the Ontario Superior Court in April. ... [read more]

B.C. pact recognizes legal aid as essential service, lawyers’ association says Richard Fowler

Thursday, October 17, 2019 @ 10:49 AM

The B.C. government has announced an agreement to increase legal aid tariff rates and to have more conversations about changes to eligibility and coverage, a deal which the association representing legal aid lawyers in the province is calling unprecedented in Canada. ... [read more]