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Wednesday, May 12, 2021 @ 11:31 AM

Line 5 pipeline ‘vital’ for Canada’s energy security and economic prosperity: court brief

Canada is heading to court to fight the state of Michigan’s attempts to close a major oil pipeline, saying a unilateral shutdown would be in violation of international law. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 @ 8:54 AM

Work that works: Difficulties new calls face when starting out | Charlene Theodore

You have your law degree … now what? ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 @ 1:59 PM

Will China take our immigrants? Canadian and Chinese flags

The recent Toronto Globe and Mail article by John Ibbitson (April 28, 2021), and Doug Saunders’ tweet one day earlier, stating that the reduced birth rate in China “will help make immigration a seller’s market” and which will compete against Canada’s immigration targets, is a good point. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 @ 8:38 AM

Thunderous step: High court to hear Happy the elephant’s habeas corpus case Shackled elephant leg

Thunderous animal law news out of the U.S. For the first time in history in an English-speaking jurisdiction, an animal is going to have her day in high court. That’s correct. A non-human being named Happy is going to have her elephantine habeas corpus case in court. The hugely influential New York Court of Appeals agreed on May 4, 2021, that they will hear Happy the zoo elephant’s habeas corpus case. ... [read more]

Monday, May 10, 2021 @ 12:23 PM

DLA Piper, women’s group seek to boost diversity, inclusion in power industry

As part of its diversity and inclusiveness (D&I) initiatives, DLA Piper Canada announced it has teamed up with Women+Power, an organization dedicated to creating a ‎more diverse and inclusive power industry, and to provide opportunities to connect with, support, inspire and recognize each other to empower women to achieve their full potential both professionally and personally. ... [read more]

Friday, May 07, 2021 @ 9:41 AM

Why online interaction’s better than you think Five people in zoom meeting

Even before the pandemic hit, the discussion around the pros and cons of flex work and working from home (WFH) or working from anywhere (WFA) raged. In February 2013, Marissa Mayer, then the new head of Yahoo, decided to summon all remote employees back to the office. Her goal was to create a more connected workforce and drive collaboration and innovation: “We need to be one Yahoo, and that starts with physically being together.” ... [read more]

Thursday, May 06, 2021 @ 11:23 AM

Untangling roots of tree ownership Aerial View of Trees

Trees are large, prominent parts of both residential and commercial properties, and if they don’t look good, nothing else will. This means ensuring that property owners leave no leaf unturned when understanding the responsibilities of having a trees on their land and properly maintaining them. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 05, 2021 @ 9:39 AM

Injunction against Alberta ‘turn off the taps’ legislation premature, Federal Court of Appeal says Eric Adams, University of Alberta faculty of law

Alberta has won the latest court battle in a fight with British Columbia over its so-called “turn off the taps” legislation, but a legal scholar is saying the tiff between Canada’s two westernmost provinces is likely not over. The Federal Court of Appeal has overturned an injunction against Alberta’s Preserving Canada’s Economic Prosperity Act, a 2018 law which would require companies to obtain a licence before exporting energy products from Alberta via pipeline, rail or truck. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 04, 2021 @ 1:22 PM

Fond farewell to Canadian legal legend Berger | H.B. Shroff and Victoria Shroff

We have lost many luminaries in the legal profession over the past past few years. With the passing of the former leader of the New Democratic Party of B.C., member of B.C. parliament, retired former B.C. Supreme Court justice, and lawyer Thomas Berger, OC, on April 28, 2021, we have lost an 88-year-old Canadian legend. ... [read more]

Monday, May 03, 2021 @ 2:31 PM

Wellness: Think before you act on social media | Darryl Singer

Social media can be an excellent way to market your practice, meet a spouse or reconnect with old friends with whom you’ve lost touch. I have done all three and continue to do two of those (having already met my spouse). It is fast becoming the primary way to obtain the daily news. However, as we have seen from the events of the last year, it is also a way to let the entire world know your political, social and medical views. If, like me, you have teenagers in the house, you also know that social media can be used to waste copious amounts of time on nonsense. ... [read more]