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Law society faces pushback on diversity initiative, to host information session

Monday, October 30, 2017 @ 9:31 AM | By Amanda Jerome

The Thought Police from George Orwell's 1984, McCarthyism, loyalty oaths and Big Brother are some phrases brought up by lawyers upset with the Law Society of Upper Canada’s (LSUC) recent requirement for legal professionals to sign a statement of principles on diversity.  

LSUC bencher Joseph GroiaThe statement of principles was brought forward by the law society after a study it conducted on the legal profession in Ontario revealed systemic racism. According to the LSUC, the statement is meant to encourage licensees to acknowledge their responsibility...