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Tuesday, April 26, 2022 @ 1:52 PM

Appellate math | Gabriel Latner

Commercial litigants should almost always appeal adverse decisions. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 @ 1:32 PM

Manitoba introduces new ‘funding model’ for family violence shelters

Manitoba’s government is introducing a new “funding model” for its “inadequate and inequitable” family violence shelter system. According to an April 25 news release, the new model will be put in place for shelters funded by the Family Violence Prevention Program (FVPP) in a bid to “improve operations of the family violence sector and better protect vulnerable Manitobans.” ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 @ 11:56 AM

Cultural competence in civil litigation Multicoloured figures

There are many difficult topics of conversations in legal practice. I will attempt to give voice to one in this piece and that is understanding and increasing cultural competence in civil litigation.   ... [read more]

Monday, April 25, 2022 @ 4:10 PM

Ottawa gives funds to Manitoba for greater access to French court proceedings David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.

Canada’s government is giving $1.6 million to Manitoba as part of efforts to provide divorcing couples in that province greater access to court proceedings in French.   ... [read more]

Monday, April 25, 2022 @ 1:30 PM

In the name of truckers: Public health, law and the sorry history of modern anti-vaccine movement Demonstrators

The recently ended protests in Ottawa and elsewhere were supposedly done in the name of truckers, though very few actual truckers were involved.  ... [read more]

Monday, April 25, 2022 @ 9:02 AM

Nightmare on law street | Mark Borkowski

I caught up with an old friend the other day. When I met Murray Gottheil years ago, he was your typical law firm partner. He chased billable hours. He brought in clients. At one point he was the managing partner of his medium-sized firm. After 40 years the stress got to him and he got out. He retired, moved to the country and bought a pickup truck. ... [read more]

Friday, April 22, 2022 @ 2:48 PM

Ontario extending masking requirements in high-risk settings until June 11

On April 22, the Ontario government announced provincial masking requirements would be maintained in “select higher-risk indoor settings until June 11, 2022.” Dr. Kieran Moore, chief medical officer of health, said that “to protect our progress in managing this latest wave, I am maintaining masking requirements in specific public settings where individuals who are, or may be, at increased risk of severe outcomes, are in close contact for extended periods of time.” ... [read more]

Friday, April 22, 2022 @ 6:28 AM

MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT - Child support - Spousal support - Separation and settlement agreements

Appeal by the mother from the dismissal of her motion to vary child support and spousal support on the ground that the motion judge made several errors in her application of the law and apprehension of the evidence. The parties had three children during their marriage. A consent final order (“the Mossip Order”) was entered following their separation which provided for child support and spousal support. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 21, 2022 @ 3:01 PM

Support for adult children and sharing in post-separation increased income Hand divides puzzle pieces

In the recent case of Hendriks v. Hendriks 2022 ONCA 165, the Court of Appeal addressed the issues of variation in spousal support and child support following a post separation increase in income, as well as child support payable for children above the age of majority pursuing post-secondary education. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 21, 2022 @ 10:58 AM

A servant indeed | Diane Sims

I have a servant in my back pocket but if it’s time she’ll come in handy. ... [read more]