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Wednesday, April 06, 2022 @ 11:55 AM

Where is my red carpet? | Neha Chugh

In March 2022, I was asked to speak at an Osgoode Hall Law School Criminal Law Society event, in conjunction with the Criminal Lawyers’ Association’s Recent Call committee. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 05, 2022 @ 4:48 PM

Competition Bureau releases comprehensive 2022-2023 plan Kenneth Jull

The Competition Bureau’s plan for the coming year is “a very forward-looking” document that targets the Competition Bureau’s enhanced capabilities with its increased budget, says a competition law expert. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 05, 2022 @ 1:25 PM

Canada’s immigration response to war in Ukraine Canadian and Ukraine flags overlapping

In 2012, Canada was the first western nation to recognize the independence of Ukraine. The relationship between the countries has remained close ever since. Ukrainian Canadians are our nation’s 11th largest ethnic group, and Canada is home to the third-largest population of Ukrainians around the world, behind only Russia and Ukraine itself. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 05, 2022 @ 9:16 AM

The coach: Law firm HR and the ‘Great Resignation’ | Gary Mitchell

HR is being turned upside down as one of the outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic. People were initially forced to work from home. And over the past two years, they have learned to embrace it. They want more time with their children. They are choosing to work less and live more. Have more quality of life. More work-life balance. People are retiring sooner. ... [read more]

Monday, April 04, 2022 @ 4:31 PM

Canada announces multiple expansions to Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Employment and Social Development Canada has announced an expansion to the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program through what it calls the Workforce Solutions Road Map. ... [read more]

Monday, April 04, 2022 @ 2:46 PM

Rethinking compliance policies after Russian invasion: Effectiveness of decisions | Nik Khakhar

As explored in the previous part of this series, the integrity and legality of international businesses is best preserved by the decision to cease operations in Russia. This is something that has been seen over the last month in the decisions of many corporations — energy companies such as British Petroleum, consulting businesses such as KPMG and fast-food companies such as McDonalds. While such measures are targeted at reducing the funding of the Russian economy and war effort, there are pressing concerns surrounding effectiveness and applicability. ... [read more]

Monday, April 04, 2022 @ 2:32 PM

Lost profits awarded to property developer following aborted transaction Hand holidng a bad leaking coins

When a seller breaches an agreement for the sale of land, the buyer is ordinarily entitled to the return of any deposit and damages if there is difference between the market value of the land and the price that they had agreed to pay. This measure of damages is intended to compensate the buyer for the lost benefit of the bargain that had been made. ... [read more]

Monday, April 04, 2022 @ 2:12 PM

PM kicks off process to find next Supreme Court judge; Indigenous rep to be added to advisory board Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has launched the process to find departing Supreme Court of Canada Justice Michael Moldaver’s successor, in a move that could lead to the historic appointment of Canada’s first Indigenous Supreme Court of Canada judge. ... [read more]

Monday, April 04, 2022 @ 12:30 PM

You can’t prep for situations like this Frightened man

After I graduated from law school, I wasn’t sure what to do — either secure an articling position and pass the bar or go in a different direction entirely. This was late 1993, and the economy wasn’t great. Neither was my morale. One of my mentors said, “Well, you’d better start looking. You can’t just sit at home and wait for the phone to ring.” ... [read more]

Monday, April 04, 2022 @ 10:45 AM

Access to Justice: It means caring for people and the system | Andromache Karakatsanis

I am delighted to be writing my first Access to Justice column as the new chair of the Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters. I am grateful to Beverley McLachlin for her work through the Action Committee and to Chief Justice Wagner for his dedication to access to justice — and for appointing me to this role. ... [read more]