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Thursday, September 21, 2017 @ 8:46 AM

Renegotiating NAFTA: Where the parties stand as third round begins | John Weekes and Matthew Kronby

The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is an extraordinarily complex undertaking politically, economically and legally.   ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 @ 2:37 PM

Concussion study raises questions about return to play protocol | Layth Gafoor

But Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport, released by the Public Health Agency of Canada, takes a less dim view of an athlete's recovery and is expected to remain influential. ... [read more]

Monday, September 18, 2017 @ 9:40 AM

Tax Views: Appealing tax assessments a long and expensive journey | Vern Krishna

Taxpayer appeals to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) are the first step in resolving tax disputes following an assessment for taxes. The procedures are strictly controlled, the timelines are stringent and subject to technical issues of delivery of documents. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 14, 2017 @ 9:36 AM

Scales of justice are tipped against high personal injury jury awards | Patrick Brown

Appellate courts have shown no reluctance to overturn generous damages, while leaving small awards intact. With the cost of appealing out of reach for most plaintiffs, the system provides a win-win for the insurance industry. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 @ 9:11 AM

Competition Bureau’s approach to antitrust law needs to catch up with the times | Julius Melnitzer

Even as Canada’s Competition Bureau heralds a focus on the digital economy as its number one priority for 2017-18, experts in the United States have questioned whether antitrust laws, such as the Sherman Act of 1890 and the Clayton Act of 1914, can really do the job that’s required in the modern economy. ... [read more]

Monday, September 11, 2017 @ 11:02 AM

Opioid crisis brings child custody challenges | Lisa Gelman and David Frenkel

For parents with addiction issues who are caring for children, the repercussions can be severe, requiring a proactive legal approach. ... [read more]

Monday, September 11, 2017 @ 8:58 AM

Hi-Tech: Firms taking measures to ease clients' cybersecurity concerns | Luigi Benetton

You can protect client data from malicious hackers, right? Prove it. “We have a request a month from clients to demonstrate how secure we are,” said Lionel Cochey, director of information security governance and risk management for Bennett Jones LLP. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 07, 2017 @ 9:20 AM

Polyamorous relationships might be the next frontier for family lawyers | John-Paul Boyd

With a recent study by the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family finding that the number of people involved in more than one intimate relationship at a time is likely growing, understanding the applicable legislation is becoming more important. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 @ 8:58 AM

Safe injection site exemption should be expanded to marijuana dispensaries | Aaron Harnett

On August 21, Toronto welcomed its first “legal” safe injection site, The Works, located near Yonge Street and Dundas. Given that the drugs being injected by the patients are still highly illegal, there is often confusion about the legal status of these safe injection sites. Are the health workers a party to the possession of the controlled substance by aiding or abetting their use? Are the patients themselves liable to arrest for possession? ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 05, 2017 @ 8:38 AM

Limited sentencing: How judges can affect crime rates | Anthony Doob and Rosemary Gartner

Canadian criminal justice policy documents from groups of various political persuasions have, for many decades, expressed concern about unnecessary use of imprisonment. One of the reasons that these views of imprisonment make sense is that prisons, though undoubtedly necessary for some who have offended, cause problems for those who have never committed offences: the children of those who are imprisoned. ... [read more]