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Friday, January 25, 2019 @ 9:22 AM

Proposed assisted reproduction regulations unfair to surrogates, say experts Lisa Feldstein

The federal government’s proposed regulations to the Assisted Human Reproduction Act are unfair, unrealistic and unconstitutional, according to health law experts who fear that they may end up dissuading donors from participating in the altruistic undertaking. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 @ 11:30 AM

Legal Aid Ontario emphasizes leveraging technology in new five-year strategic plan David Field sm

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) has released a five-year strategic plan that highlights collaboration with social service organizations as well as increased use of technology as central parts of its effort in assisting low-income Ontarians with their legal needs. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 @ 9:13 AM

Marriage contracts and the right of survivorship marriage_contract_sm

To what extent is a solicitor obliged to make inquiries and make clear to his client that the reasonable expectations that his client may have arising from a proposed transaction may in fact be frustrated by the actions of the other party? ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 @ 7:39 AM

DOMESTIC CONTRACTS AND SEPARATION AGREEMENTS - Consensus, lack of

Application by the wife to set aside a 2015 Final Consent Order and to vary the provision respecting spousal support. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 @ 2:12 PM

Canada must pay compensation for failing to disclose documents in First Nations human rights case Cindy Blackstock sm

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) has ordered Canada to pay for knowingly failing to disclose 90,000 documents in a case revolving around the unfair funding of child welfare services on First Nation reserves. ... [read more]

Friday, January 18, 2019 @ 9:05 AM

N.B. government criticized for shelving courthouse project Robert McKee

Last summer, designs for a new courthouse in Fredericton were unveiled with fanfare. Four months later, those plans were permanently put on hold. New Brunswick’s new Progressive Conservative Premier Blaine Higgs has called for an abrupt end to the construction of the capital city’s new courthouse, as well as other major construction projects underway in the province. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 @ 12:11 PM

Relationship between police and forensics impedes independence | Laurelly Dale

We are loyal to those that retain us. Biologists at the Centre of Forensic Sciences (CFS) are assigned case files to process exhibits submitted to them from the police. These cases are almost always of a serious nature, involving dozens to hundreds of exhibits. What ensues are ongoing teleconferences, meetings and e-mail correspondence between the biologist and Ident officer. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 09, 2019 @ 1:03 PM

How cannabis might factor in divorce Divorcinghippies_jpg

After nearly a century of cannabis prohibition, on Oct. 17, 2018, the Canadian government made recreational cannabis legal. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 03, 2019 @ 9:28 AM

Indigenous peoples often prefer to deal with conflict resolution within own communities, conference told Katherine Hensel sm

Approaches to conflict dispute resolution are different in the Indigenous family context and legal professionals need to educate themselves on cultural variances in order to ethically and effectively assist them, explained Katherine Hensel to attendees of the Family Dispute Institute of Ontario’s annual conference on family dispute resolution. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 03, 2019 @ 8:30 AM

CUSTODY AND ACCESS - Child abduction - Hague convention

Appeal by the mother from an order to return the parties' child to the state of Washington. ... [read more]