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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]

Thursday, September 05, 2019 @ 9:39 AM

Fetherstonhaugh changes name to Smart & Biggar IP Agency Co.

Canadian patent and trademark agency Fetherstonhaugh & Co. on Sept. 3 announced it has changed its name to Smart & Biggar IP Agency Co. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 05, 2019 @ 9:38 AM

New labour and employment associate for DLA Piper in Toronto

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP announced that Brooke Stewart has joined the firm’s Toronto office as an ‎associate in the employment group.‎ ... [read more]

Thursday, September 05, 2019 @ 9:37 AM

Ottawa announces new national strategy to fight human trafficking

In an effort to battle human trafficking, the federal government in its 2018 budget allocated $14.51 million over five years and $2.89 million per year ongoing for the new Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline for victims and survivors in need of services and support. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 04, 2019 @ 10:48 AM

New partner for Fasken’s tech group in Calgary

Fasken announced that new partner Tony Morris has joined its technology, media and telecommunications group in the Calgary office. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 04, 2019 @ 10:46 AM

Ha-Redeye named Durham legal clinic’s executive director

Fleet Street Law announced that Omar Ha-Redeye has joined the Durham Community Legal Clinic (DCLC) as its executive director, effective Sept. 3.   ... [read more]