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Thursday, May 07, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Uncontainable

Social media are a wellspring of popular Internet catchphrases and images — aka “Internet memes” — and are extremely effective at disseminating them rapidly, far and wide. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 30, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Alberta goes beyond gender specific calculations

Since the passage of the Minor Injury Regulation (MIR) on Oct. 1, 2004, Alberta courts have been active in refining and clarifying its scope and application. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 23, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Economic participation

In Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia [2014] S.C.J. No. 44, the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed that Aboriginal title existed on 1,750 square kilometres of Tsilhqot’in territory, clearly stating that First Nations holding Aboriginal title have the right to decide how those lands are used and that the Crown must make sure First Nations are adequately compensated for the use of Aboriginal title lands. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 23, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Two routes to rent recovery

A decision by the British Columbia Court of Appeal serves as an important reminder that landlords must choose carefully when determining which course of action to pursue against a defaulting tenant. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 16, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Between boom and bust

I always say you can tell you’re at the peak of the market when your cab driver starts offering you stock tips. Likewise, I now say you can probably tell you’re at the bottom of the market when mining companies start transforming themselves into medical marijuana producers. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 16, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

High tech burn

Electronic cigarettes, or “e-cigarettes,” are making more and more headlines as Health Canada, the World Health Organization and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, among other health organizations, warn consumers against purchasing or using these electronic smoking products. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 09, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Charities in the danger zone

The federal government unveiled its wide-sweeping new anti-terrorism legislation on Jan. 30 to much debate. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 09, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

How family disputes are really settled

While public perceptions and much academic writing about family disputes is premised on resolution by an adversarial trial, most experienced lawyers know the actual process of dispute resolution rarely involves a trial. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 02, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Room with a review

New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel is renowned for many things. An icon of glamour and luxury, the Waldorf Astoria was the tallest building in the world when constructed in 1931. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 26, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

The ‘responsible communication’ defence

Last October, the Toronto Star and Jesse Brown released a series of stories about Jian Ghomeshi, publishing accounts from several unnamed women who alleged the CBC Radio personality had physically assaulted them. ... [read more]