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Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @ 11:15 AM

Group wants to know where federal election candidates stand on Internet issues

OpenMedia has released a pro-Internet platform to encourage federal election candidates to adopt policies that would ensure Canada has an open, affordable and surveillance-free Internet. The platform was created using crowd-sourced priorities from the OpenMedia community in consultation with policy experts. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 3:25 PM

Access to justice fund named after former chief justice McLachlin launched

A new fund created to honour the legacy of Canada’s longest-serving chief justice, Beverley McLachlin, was launched on Sept. 10. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 11:17 AM

Ontario providing new supports to victims of crime

The Ontario government on Sept. 6 unveiled new supports to make it easier for victims of violent crime and their families to get the help they need when and where they need it most. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 11:16 AM

New labour and employment associate for Hicks Morley

Hicks Morley announced that Jason Mercier has joined the firm as an associate in its Ottawa office. ... [read more]

Monday, September 09, 2019 @ 2:05 PM

Naymark Law adds associate

Naymark Law announced that Jamie Gibson has joined the firm as an associate. ... [read more]

Friday, September 06, 2019 @ 4:20 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, September 06, 2019 @ 3:38 PM

CJC panel to investigate Quebec judge

The Canadian Judicial Council has constituted an inquiry committee to examine whether Quebec Superior Court Justice Gérard Dugré committed misconduct that could justify his removal from office, following separate complaints from litigants that he took too long to render judgment and allegedly behaved inappropriately toward the parties and counsel in a family law proceeding. ... [read more]

Friday, September 06, 2019 @ 1:44 PM

Advisory panel named to monitor new correctional facilities

The federal government announced on Sept. 6 an advisory panel to oversee the implementation of “structured intervention units” (SIU) in Canadian correctional facilities. The SIUs will replace solitary confinement, which has been found to breach the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. ... [read more]

Friday, September 06, 2019 @ 10:16 AM

Five new associates join Bereskin & Parr

Bereskin & Parr LLP announced that the following have joined the firm as associates: Denver Bandstra, Callum Lootsma, Andrea Uetrecht, Shuo Xing and Lawrence Yu. ... [read more]

Friday, September 06, 2019 @ 10:14 AM

Murphy named new lieutenant-governor of New Brunswick

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sept. 5 announced the appointment of Brenda Murphy as the new lieutenant- governor of New Brunswick. ... [read more]