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Thursday, August 04, 2022 @ 4:42 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Coalition of provincial gaming corporations calls on Canada to tackle illegal online gambling

Five provincial gaming corporations are calling on the federal government to continue working with “provinces and regulators to protect Canadians from the misleading advertising and operation of illegal gambling websites within Canada,” the coalition announced on Aug. 4. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 04, 2022 @ 4:03 PM

Alberta sets up website to inform public about benefits of possible provincial police service

The Alberta government has set up a new website to provide the public with information about the opportunities it says a new provincial police service could bring, including improved civilian oversight, more front-line police officers and better service levels across the province. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 04, 2022 @ 1:47 PM

From the schoolyard to the bench: Bullying in legal profession Giant finger pointing at man

A good lawyer can argue almost any point, but it is difficult to argue with statistics, and statistics show that people who practice law are among the most at-risk professionals for depression, substance abuse, mental illness and even suicide. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 04, 2022 @ 9:42 AM

‘Hillbilly heroin’ case shines light on wilful blindness Wilfull blindness

Most people are aware of what has been called “the opioid crisis” in the United States. Addictions, death and financial ruin were the result of one drug’s overprescription. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 04, 2022 @ 9:29 AM

Midnight in the garden of good and evil | Murray Gottheil

There is nothing funny about child abuse, so I hesitate to tell this story. But there is a point to it, so please bear with me. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 03, 2022 @ 11:34 AM

Pitfalls of succumbing to temptation to check e-mail | Rob De Toni

With such easy access to our work e-mail, it’s really not that difficult to get lured in by the temptation to check them outside office hours, or (gasp!) even when we are on vacation. I am ashamed (err … human) to say that I was recently reminded of the pitfalls of succumbing to that temptation. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 03, 2022 @ 10:09 AM

British Columbia top court decision lesson in sentence calculation Man in shadow

The hardest lesson criminal lawyers must learn is sentence calculation. How much time will my client spend in prison or be subject to state supervision? Is it a “good deal” to negotiate a provincial term plus probation or is it better to have the client agree to a federal penitentiary sentence? ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 02, 2022 @ 1:38 PM

New law program in Quebec to begin next fall, a first in 50 years Julie Bourgault

A new bachelor’s law degree program, the first in 50 years in Quebec, is going to see the light after the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) will offer its own program beginning in fall 2023. The smallest law program in the province will accommodate an annual cohort of 65 students who will no longer have to cross the Ottawa River to study civil law, at a fraction of the cost, with tuition expected to run at $1,800 per semester compared to $11,000 annually at the University of Ottawa. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 02, 2022 @ 11:35 AM

‘Novel’ decision on Airbnb search creates ‘chilling effect on privacy itself,’ criminal lawyer says Chris Sewrattan, criminal lawyer

The Ontario Court of Appeal has ordered a new trial in a case where an Airbnb guest found a camera concealed in an alarm clock by the bed, ruling that the “complainant was entitled to consent to have the police enter the apartment to investigate” and that the apartment owner “did not have an overlapping or shared privacy expectation in the apartment while it was rented to the complainant.” ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 02, 2022 @ 10:42 AM

Boundary setting, mental health, lawyer wellness | Kyla Lee

It’s 3 a.m. As I write this, I have just finished checking my e-mail. ... [read more]