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Monday, October 22, 2018 @ 1:49 PM

Access to justice: New models for legal services | Marcus Sixta

There is a crisis in our court system. Legal representation is beyond the reach of many Canadians, especially in the family law courts. ... [read more]

Monday, October 22, 2018 @ 9:01 AM

The Coach: Law firm leadership by empowerment | Gary Mitchell

Law firm leadership is often talked about and has been for some time. Yet we still find very little progress on this front. If you’ve read my column before you will note a very practical, common sense and simple approach that I take with my clients. Keep it simple, because simple works. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 18, 2018 @ 2:30 PM

Judge in jeopardy | Marcel Strigberger

I stand with the judge. We are witnessing a travesty of justice and due process. This veteran judge’s record and reputation is exemplary. Yet his entire career is being threatened. What do they want from the poor man? Enough already. I say stop hassling Superior Court of Ontario Justice Patrick Smith. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 @ 10:52 AM

It’s time to put the we in weed: Family law and legalized cannabis | John-Paul Boyd Usethismoney

Anyone who has practised family law for more than a few months will have ceased to be a stranger to substance use and abuse, by which I mean that the issue of substance comes up in family law files with a frequency that most lawyers, other than defence counsel perhaps, would generally find surprising. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 @ 12:09 PM

Cannabis legalization: A feel-good moment in Canada | Robert Harvie Cannabis legalization

Well, then. Oct.17 is almost here, a day of much rejoicing for the 4/20 crowd — and for those who are in a state of fear and loathing, I say, “relax.” Have a brownie. ... [read more]

Monday, October 15, 2018 @ 9:36 AM

Cannabis legalization: Avoiding the personal injury potholes | Jasmine Daya Cannabis legislation

Canadians are gearing up for Oct. 17, 2018, a date that will forever be remembered by generations to come. Whether you are a consumer wanting to blaze legally, a firm believer in medical marijuana, a liberal who believes in the freedom of choice or a dealer wanting to earn a buck above board, this movement has brought Canadians together with excitement and anticipation. ... [read more]

Friday, October 12, 2018 @ 9:17 AM

Experts’ opinion that Canada ‘caved on IP’ in USMCA is all about skewed perspective | May Cheng

On Oct. 1, 2018, following frenzied weekend trade negotiations, Canada announced that it would join in the new tripartite agreement to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement with the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Early news coverage also started to point to experts claiming that Canada “sold out” on intellectual property (IP) provisions and that the deal on IP was “bad for Canada.” I couldn’t disagree more. ... [read more]

Friday, October 12, 2018 @ 8:41 AM

The Indigenous right to say no | Pamela Palmater

The federal government recently announced that it will not appeal the court decision which quashed Canada’s approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Instead, Canada will engage with the 117 impacted First Nations in a consultation process led by former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Frank Iacobucci. If ever there was a sign that the government was going to force this pipeline expansion through the review process, this is it. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 @ 9:09 AM

Wellness: Three ways to be happier and drug-free | Darryl Singer

In 2009, I took a leave from my law practice to make recovery from narcotic addiction my full-time job. During the process of recovery, I learned a lot about what had brought me to this precipice in the first place. ... [read more]

Friday, October 05, 2018 @ 1:03 PM

Is there employment life after #MeToo? | Stuart Rudner

What is an employer to do when they receive an application from someone that they know, or suspect, was previously outed as a sexual harasser? ... [read more]