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Friday, December 06, 2019 @ 1:54 PM

The Friday Brief: Editor-in-Chief’s must-read items from this week The Friday Brief

Stepping in for the Managing Editor, here are my picks for the top stories we published this week. ... [read more]

Friday, December 06, 2019 @ 12:42 PM

Police chiefs launch framework for collaborative police response to sexual violence

Coinciding with the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) has launched the Canadian Framework for Collaborative Police Response on Sexual Violence, designed to provide police services across Canada with leading practices that support evidence-based, trauma-informed, and victim-centred investigations. ... [read more]

Friday, December 06, 2019 @ 9:17 AM

Ontario, federal-provincial-territorial counterparts discuss ways to fight human trafficking

The Ontario government announced that this week, Jill Dunlop, the province’s associate minister for Children and Women’s Issues, met with Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) counterparts in Victoria, B.C., to advance Ontario’s commitment to combat human trafficking and protect women and children. ... [read more]

Friday, December 06, 2019 @ 9:16 AM

BC Law Institute director stepping down in May

The board of the British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) announced that executive director Kathleen Cunningham will be stepping down at the end of May 2020 to pursue new opportunities.  ... [read more]

Thursday, December 05, 2019 @ 11:24 AM

Smart & Biggar adds senior associate

Smart & Biggar announced that Colin Climie has joined the intellectual property (IP) firm’s patent practice in Toronto as a senior associate. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 05, 2019 @ 11:22 AM

Billingsley named University of Alberta’s new law dean

Barbara Billingsley, a professor of law at the University of Alberta, has been appointed new dean of the faculty, making her the first woman to hold the position. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 04, 2019 @ 1:35 PM

Stokes to take over as managing partner of Blakes in January

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) announced that partner Bryson Stokes has been named firm’s managing partner, effective Jan. 1, 2020. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 04, 2019 @ 1:32 PM

Stewart McKelvey partner elected as chair of Saint Mary’s University board of governors

Stewart McKelvey announced that Halifax partner Lawrence Freeman has been elected as the new chair of the Saint Mary’s University (SMU) board of governors. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 03, 2019 @ 1:47 PM

Feds announce funding for NL child and youth advocacy centre

The federal Department of Justice (DOJ) on Nov. 29 announced it will provide $714,500 in funding over five years for Key Assets Newfoundland and Labrador thorough the Child Advocacy Centres (CAC) initiative. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 03, 2019 @ 1:44 PM

Torys partner re-elected as chair of Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships

Torys announced that infrastructure partner Mark Bain was re-elected for the third consecutive year as chair of the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) at its annual general meeting. ... [read more]