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Removing law society’s ‘good character’ requirement a step too far | Sam Goldstein

Friday, May 04, 2018 @ 8:30 AM | By Sam Goldstein

Inclusion is the latest rage in politics today and the benchers who run the Law Society of Ontario are not immune to its fetishism. The society has been on a tear removing what it perceives as barriers to the profession to include more “racialized” members of society, such as its controversial decision to change its 321-year-old name by dropping Upper Canada and replacing it with Ontario.

In that spirit of inclusion, a group of lawyers is circulating a petition asking the society to remove yet another...