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Wednesday, November 07, 2018 @ 3:12 PM

‘Massive’ budget implementation bill replete with legal measures of note to bar and clients Jan Borowy

The Trudeau government’s latest jam-packed budget implementation bill (Bill C-86), which is under scrutiny this week at the Commons Finance Committee, includes scores of proposed regulatory measures — many of them unheralded and deserving of lawyers’ attention. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 07, 2018 @ 9:55 AM

Sheen Arnold McNeil principals to join Pulver Crawford Munroe

Pulver Crawford Munroe LLP announced that Peter Sheen, Susan Arnold and Marcia McNeil will be joining the Vancouver labour and employment law firm, effective Jan. 1, 2019. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 06, 2018 @ 5:42 PM - Last Updated: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 @ 11:29 AM

Judicial council says judge was ‘ill-advised’ and violated rules by acting as Lakehead University’s interim law dean Brian Gover

In a decision expected to be challenged in Federal Court, the Canadian Judicial Council (CJC) has decided that Ontario Superior Court Justice Patrick Smith breached his obligations to devote himself solely to his judicial duties, and to stay out of public and potential legal controversy, when he took a leave of absence formally approved by his chief justice to act pro bono as interim dean of Lakehead University’s struggling new law school. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 06, 2018 @ 11:08 AM

What to do if your employee is smoking up right now Smokingwoman_sm.jpg

So Oct. 17, 2018, has come and passed and now the use of recreational cannabis has become legal across Canada as the federal Cannabis Act has come into force. New Ontario law, the Cannabis Act, 2017 (save for s. 4) also came into force. The Smoke Free Ontario Act, 2017 (SFOA, 2017) is expected to be proclaimed into force sometime shortly thereafter. ... [read more]

Monday, November 05, 2018 @ 10:51 AM

Access to Justice: Highs and lows of Pro Bono Week | Thomas Cromwell

The last week of October is Pro Bono Week, a global celebration of the pro bono ethic in our profession. Across Canada and around the world, thousands of legal professionals provide their services without cost for the public good. In Canada, where there is a wide and growing gap between the need for legal services and people’s ability to gain access to them, pro bono is a part of the effort necessary to fill that gap. ... [read more]

Monday, November 05, 2018 @ 9:08 AM

Overholt Law hires labour relations specialist as associate

Overholt Law announced that Brent Mullin has joined the firm as an associate. ... [read more]

Monday, November 05, 2018 @ 8:52 AM

Police record check law protects privacy, but exemptions too broad, civil liberties group says Abby Deshman sm

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) is heralding the Police Record Checks Reform Act as a “positive step forward” in protecting Ontarians’ privacy, but noted the exemptions section is too “broad” and will “undercut the impact of the legislation quite significantly.” ... [read more]

Monday, November 05, 2018 @ 8:45 AM

ACCESS TO INFORMATION AND PRIVACY - Collected personal information

Appeal by the Province from a decision allowing an appeal by the Teachers’ Association from a decision of the School Board under the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act to disclose the name, job title and corresponding taxable income for the 2015 tax year for all English School District employees earning more than $100,000 at the request of a local journalist. ... [read more]

Monday, November 05, 2018 @ 8:37 AM

CETA’s one-year immigration mobility report card performance_report_sm

It has been just over a year since the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) came into force between Canada and the European Union (EU), greatly increasing mobility between Canadian and EU business enterprises. After its first year of use, now is the perfect time for a performance evaluation of CETA’s mobility provisions. ... [read more]

Friday, November 02, 2018 @ 10:37 AM

Law against legal values | Harry Glasbeek

A man brandishing a weapon confronts a passer-by: “Your money or your life.” He has committed a crime. ... [read more]