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Monday, June 20, 2022 @ 1:49 PM

Determining credibility in ‘he said/she said’ case Truthblocks

Whenever a sexual assault is alleged, the major difficulty for a court in arriving at a verdict is determining credibility of the complainant and the accused. In any “he said/she said” case, I suggest it is dangerous for counsel to leave the court with the task of deciding credibility when the only issue in dispute the different recollection of events by the complainant and the accused. ... [read more]

Monday, June 20, 2022 @ 12:58 PM

Clark Wilson welcomes eight new associates

Clark Wilson announced that Imroz Ali, Kim Brown, Kim Do, Jessica Dorfmann, Jared Knott, Mani Saggu, Lauren Zeleschuk and Jimmy Zhang have been promoted from articled students to associates at the firm. ... [read more]

Monday, June 20, 2022 @ 12:57 PM

BLG expands with addition of corporate and securities partner

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) welcomed Tim McCormick to the firm as partner in its national corporate and capital markets group. ... [read more]

Monday, June 20, 2022 @ 11:11 AM

Canadian Securities Administrators’ standardized climate-related disclosure, part two Maple Leaf Graph

The greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standard is a reporting standard for computing and reporting emissions by commercial businesses’ and organizations as developed by the World Resources Institute and World Business Council for Sustainable Development.   ... [read more]

Friday, June 17, 2022 @ 4:42 PM

Canada will invest $3 million to support international tech entrepreneurs in Ontario

Canada has announced $3 million in funding to help bring 100 global startups to Canada and create 180 jobs in the technology sector in southern Ontario. ... [read more]

Friday, June 17, 2022 @ 3:19 PM

J.D. candidate calls out LSO’s inflexibility after request for accommodation on bar exam denied

Members of the legal profession have rallied around a J.D. candidate after her request for accommodation on the bar exam was dismissed by the Law Society of Ontario (LSO). Her request, which was sent while rushing to be with her father who had been placed in palliative care, and the LSO’s response made the future lawyer feel that the regulator’s “self-proclaimed devotion” to mental health was “hollow and insincere.” ... [read more]

Friday, June 17, 2022 @ 2:34 PM

Does Ontario need better (not more) law schools? | Michael Lesage

As the farm team for Ontario’s legal profession, it is worthwhile to question the calibre of local legal education being provided. For instance, though expensive and sometimes self-congratulatory (in one case advertising “unparalleled excellence,” the fact remains that Ontario has a significantly more backwards and dysfunctional legal system (populated by legal professionals, themselves largely graduates of Ontario’s law schools) than many peer jurisdictions. Moreover, this system has for decades been plagued by a culture of complacency. Perhaps unsurprisingly, local graduates (Ontario’s lawyers) earn significantly less on average than lawyers in neighbouring jurisdictions.  ... [read more]

Friday, June 17, 2022 @ 1:46 PM

Competition Bureau launches free tool for procurement agents to guard against bid-rigging

A Collusion Risk Assessment Tool for procurement agents to use in protecting contracts from bid-rigging is now available, the Competition Bureau has announced. ... [read more]

Friday, June 17, 2022 @ 11:41 AM

New federal privacy bill outlines rules for personal data use, AI in private sector Innovation, Science and Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne

Ottawa has unveiled long-awaited rules for the use of Canadians’ personal data by the private sector, which includes the power to request information be destroyed, hefty fines for non-compliance and new provisions governing the use of artificial intelligence. The Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2022, also known as Bill C-27, would advance the implementation of Canada’s digital charter by replacing the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) with a new Consumer Privacy Protection Act. It follows up on the original Digital Charter Implementation Act, which was introduced in 2020 but later died on the order paper when the 2021 federal election was called. ... [read more]

Friday, June 17, 2022 @ 9:18 AM

Gowling adds chief financial officer

Gowling WLG announced that Claire Duckworth, a chartered accountant with more than two decades of financial leadership experience, has joined the firm as chief financial officer (CFO) and a member of the firm’s Canadian leadership team. ... [read more]