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Friday, November 25, 2022 @ 1:04 PM

Justice for all is justice we should aspire to | Chris Bentley

My colleague, Guy Pratte, questions whether virtual justice is “real justice’’ in his recent opinion piece (The Lawyer’s Daily, Oct. 26, 2022). He argues that a return to the in-person proceeding is essential for “real justice,” with anything else apparently being of lesser worth. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 24, 2022 @ 1:54 PM

‘One size fits all’ employer immigration compliance is nonsensical World map behind employer, employee

The purpose of the recent amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, SOR/2002-227, which placed additional compliance requirements on employers of temporary foreign workers under both the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) — pursuant to a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) ­— and the International Mobility Program (IMP), is to provide better protection to Canada’s vulnerable temporary foreign worker population. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 @ 4:10 PM

Belarusian companies, individuals complicit in Russia’s illegal war hit with Canadian sanctions Melanie Joly

Canada has announced more sanctions against Belarussian companies and individuals that the federal government says are linked to Russia’s illegal war against Ukraine. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 @ 2:58 PM

Feds seek approval for $4-billion spend on legal settlements; $1 billion for immigration supports Mona Fortier

The minority Liberal government is asking Parliament to approve billions in additional spending this fiscal year, including $4 billion-plus to fund out-of-court settlements with Indigenous litigants and a total of $353 million in supports for Afghans fleeing the Taliban’s takeover of their country and for Ukrainians compelled to leave by Russia’s illegal war on their homeland. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 @ 1:17 PM

The worst people to run law firms are lawyers | Murray Gottheil

I was the managing partner of a law firm once. I came to the job with little aptitude for management and even less experience and training. Of course, I was qualified to be the managing partner because I had high personal billings and a whole whack of originating credits. ... [read more]

Monday, November 21, 2022 @ 1:52 PM

Canada imposes dealings prohibitions against three politicians supporting armed gangs in Haiti Melanie Joly

Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly has announced more sanctions under the Special Economic Measures (Haiti) Regulations “in response to the egregious conduct of Haitian political elites” who provide illicit financial and operational support to armed criminal gangs in that country. ... [read more]

Friday, November 18, 2022 @ 10:09 AM

Next up for Civil Rules Committee | Michael Lesage

There was a big day recently at the Ontario Superior Court. Belatedly, the Civil Rules Committee recognized what other jurisdictions (and tribunals within Ontario) have long since known, that lawyers are capable, all by themselves, of both serving and filing documents with the court without assistance. As such, starting Jan. 30, 2023, Rule 16.09 will be amended, and it will no longer be a two-person job to serve and file a document. At long last, common sense has prevailed. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 17, 2022 @ 1:38 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Foreign workers from 16 occupations newly eligible for express entry to permanent residence: IRCC Sean Fraser

Nurse aides, long-term care aides, hospital attendants, transport truck drivers and elementary and secondary school teacher assistants are among the occupations newly classified as eligible for foreign workers to apply for express entry to permanent residence, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 @ 2:20 PM

Temporary foreign workers: Top five things employers must know Five red stars stamped

Canada’s economy recently lost about $13 billion due to labour shortage. In order to grow the economy in Canada, employers could fill vacant positions by hiring temporary foreign workers. Hiring temporary foreign workers may be new to some employers. This article will highlight the top five things employers must know when hiring temporary foreign workers in Canada in order to comply with immigration laws. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 @ 10:21 AM

Feds ban senior officials of Iranian government from Canada

The federal government has designated the Islamic Republic of Iran as a “regime that has engaged in terrorism and systematic and gross human rights violations,” making senior officials of the Iranian government, “including many members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps,” inadmissible to Canada. ... [read more]