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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]

Friday, October 05, 2018 @ 8:49 AM

Bias in a world of hashtag justice | Robert Harvie

There was a time where “public influence” was generally left to the wealthy and the connected and to dominant mainstream media publications. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 04, 2018 @ 11:13 AM

Vital role of courts in transforming Canadian health-care system | Ben Su

As Canadians, we pride ourselves in the universal health care system that modern Canada is built on and we rightfully should. However, just like any public resource rationing system, our health care funding allocation system is not perfect. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 03, 2018 @ 8:31 AM

Wrongfully convicted: When justice fails the innocent | Ines Gavran

Ronald Moffatt was just a regular 14-year old boy living in downtown Toronto until one day he made an immature but innocent decision that forever changed his life. ... [read more]

Monday, October 01, 2018 @ 9:31 AM

There’s a new sheriff in town and it’s called White Burgess | Patrick Brown

For those advancing and defending personal injury claims, counsel beware. There is a new sheriff in town and it is called White Burgess Langille Inman v. Abbott and Haliburton Co. 2015 SCC 23. Since the decision came down from the Supreme Court outlining when to exclude expert evidence, there have been a number of decisions knocking out experts and their opinions. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 @ 8:48 AM

New immigration system to accept 20,000 parents, grandparents | Colin Singer

Canada will once again change the way it selects candidates under the Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program in 2019. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 @ 8:35 AM

Condemnation of World Anti-Doping Agency misdirected | Richard Pound

In November 2015, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) declared the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) to be non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code, the result of a WADA investigation that identified widespread corruption in RUSADA’s activities. This led to removal of the Moscow laboratory director, withdrawal of WADA’s accreditation of the laboratory and suspension of the Russian athletics federation by IAAF, the governing international federation. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 20, 2018 @ 8:43 AM

The Coach: Your people, cost or investment? | Gary Mitchell

Many of my clients struggle with this question when taking a look at ways to grow their practice or firm. Whether you are in solo practice or heading a large international firm, my answer remains the same. Here is how I help them determine the difference. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 @ 8:29 AM

A royal solution to notwithstanding clause debacle | Christopher Williams and Maureen Williamson

The Government of Ontario is in the process of making use of the notwithstanding clause set out in s. 33 of the Constitution Act, 1982 in order to re-enact aspects of the Better Local Government Act, 2018 as Bill 31 (renamed, the Efficient Local Government Act) to protect those sections reducing the size of Toronto’s city council from the same legal challenge as was met by its predecessor. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 @ 3:17 PM

Think outside the box: Arbitrating family law disputes | John-Paul Boyd

A recent study of lawyers’ views on dispute resolution processes by the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family showed that arbitration is used to resolve family law cases far less often than litigation, mediation and collaborative negotiation are used. I suspect that regional variations in the use of arbitration versus litigation may correlate to the delays respondents experience getting before a judge: in Alberta, where delays are legendary, 88.7 per cent of respondents use litigation in their practice while 38.7 per cent use arbitration; in Nova Scotia, on the other hand, 100 per cent of respondents use litigation and only 7.7 per cent use arbitration. ... [read more]