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Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 08:28 AM

Cannabis oil: Heavy on relief, light on cultural baggage

The Canadian cannabis industry operating under the federal Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (the “ACMPR”) has been praised for two strengths.  Growth and robust regulation. At the intersection of growth in enrollment and the benefits of robust regulation is cannabis oil. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 20, 2017 @ 08:39 AM

Defence lawyer pays the costs for one too many motions Coin_Manishen_sm

While the recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Quebec (Criminal and Penal Prosecutions) v. Jodoin may not have been the subject of much comment in the public forum, a close reading of the majority reasons could give rise to some very real concerns among those who practise criminal law in Canada. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 20, 2017 @ 08:32 AM

More legal employment traps to avoid when expanding south of the border

This is the second in a two-part series about the legal hurdles facing anyone who wants to open a facility or hire employees in the United States. Here are more critical questions to be answered. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 @ 09:34 AM

Wills and estates bar needs to rethink its approach to marketing

For the last decade — and probably longer — the surveys have been saying the same thing: the number of Canadians who still don’t have a Will is not budging. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 @ 09:25 AM

Why so many family law cases are difficult to settle

There are a number of reasons family law cases are hard to settle. Here are some of the main impediments. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 @ 08:01 AM

The ongoing scrutiny of experts as advocates: Thompson v. Helgeson

Thompson v. Helgeson 2017 BCSC 927, a recent case of the British Columbia Supreme Court, provides a candid reminder about the duties of experts in personal injury litigation. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 @ 07:55 AM

Ottawa under fire to rein in immigration consultants

Years of disarray in the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council — the organization set up to regulate the immigration consultancy industry — has resulted in a parliamentary committee recommending it be scrapped. ... [read more]

Monday, July 17, 2017 @ 08:45 AM

A bankruptcy toolkit for employees of Sears Canada Sears

It is the end of an era. The iconic Sears store nearest you might be closing. As of May 30, Sears Canada employed approximately 17,000 people, with 10,500 in part-time positions and the rest working full-time. After filing for temporary protection from creditors in June, Sears Canada announced it would be closing 20 full-service locations, 15 Home stores, 10 Outlet stores and 14 Sears Hometown stores. The store closings will result in about 2,900 employee layoffs. About 500 office positions will be eliminated immediately, with the rest of the job losses coming as the stores begin to close. ... [read more]

Friday, July 14, 2017 @ 01:11 PM

When couples choose collaboration, not litigation Savin

After years of practising family litigation, Nicola Savin grew increasingly frustrated with its timelines, lack of problem-solving and copious amounts of paper production. “I felt that I wasn’t part of the solution,” she said. “I felt that I was part of the problem.” ... [read more]

Friday, July 14, 2017 @ 08:55 AM

New look coming to CRA’s Voluntary Disclosure Program

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) recently issued a draft circular with proposed changes to the Voluntary Disclosure Program (VDP). The changes, effective after 2017, are deep and far reaching. ... [read more]