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Monday, October 03, 2022 @ 1:39 PM

Ontario needs to plan for clean electricity system| Richard Carlson

The province of Ontario is currently planning the largest procurement of new electricity generation in well over a decade, a procurement that will likely lead to even higher emissions and a more expensive and inefficient electricity system. ... [read more]

Monday, October 03, 2022 @ 12:06 PM

Lawyers launch coalition to bring ‘good governance’ back to LSO Atrisha Lewis, LSO bencher

On Oct. 3, a group of legal professionals launched a coalition to bring “good governance back to the Law Society of Ontario” (LSO), banding together over 25 lawyers from across the province in advance of the 2023 bencher election. ... [read more]

Monday, October 03, 2022 @ 9:47 AM - Last Updated: Monday, October 03, 2022 @ 10:59 AM

LSO halts wind-up of Certified Specialist Program, tables motion to repeal Bencher Code of Conduct Andrew Spurgeon, LSO bencher

The Law Society of Ontario (LSO) backtracked its recommendation to wind up the Certified Specialist Program, passing a motion to suspend the dissolution of the program until further study can be done by Convocation. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 29, 2022 @ 2:12 PM - Last Updated: Friday, September 30, 2022 @ 8:32 AM

Chief justices call on Ottawa to fix record vacancies on backlogged courts; many JACs also defunct David Lametti

Vacancies on the nation’s backlogged superior courts have skyrocketed, as the federal Liberal government fails to make timely appointments — including to its judicial advisory committees (JACs), which have been defunct for months in New Brunswick,  Newfoundland and Labrador, Saskatchewan, Yukon and Nunavut, according to the Office of the Federal Commissioner for Judicial Affairs. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 29, 2022 @ 11:19 AM

Law Commission of Ontario releases environmental accountability consultation paper Nye Thomas, LCO executive director

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) has released a consultation paper on environmental accountability, which considers “potential reforms” to the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) as well as “emerging legal concepts of ‘environmental justice,’ the ‘right to a healthy environment,’ and how to account for Indigenous issues and legal orders in Ontario’s environmental accountability framework.” ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 @ 2:23 PM

Concurrent jurisdiction for patent infringement actions oil well

Canadian Energy Services L.P. and Canadian Energy Services Inc. (Canadian Energy) are successors in interest to the party who filed Canadian Patent No 2,624,834 as owner. In Alberta, Canadian Energy sued Secure Energy Services Inc. (Secure Energy) and Secure Energy Inc. (collectively Secure) in 2018 alleging patent infringement and seeking various types of relief, including a declaration of patent infringement, declaration of ownership, injunctive relief, damages, disgorgement and imposition of a constructive trust (Secure Energy Services Inc. v. Canadian Energy Services Inc. 2022 ABCA 200). ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 @ 1:21 PM

B.C. law society meeting sets practice fees, adopts principles to help guide reconciliation

The Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC) established practice fees for 2023, approved principles to help advance reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and set the table for developing a competence framework for lawyer licensing as part of its September bencher meeting. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 @ 10:06 AM

LSO facing motions to repeal Bencher Code of Conduct, grandfather Certified Specialist Program Sam Goldstein, LSO Bencher

The Law Society of Ontario’s (LSO) Convocation is facing four Notices of Motions at its meeting on Sept. 29, with issues ranging from the Certified Specialist Program to the Bencher Code of Conduct. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 @ 9:38 AM

You can’t fix crazy | Murray Gottheil

Lawyers make wonderful (psychiatric) patients: they have excellent health insurance and they never get better. — Niles Crane on Frasier. ... [read more]

Monday, September 26, 2022 @ 3:42 PM

Ottawa to lift COVID-19 border restrictions, travel health checks, masking requirements Oct. 1

Ottawa has confirmed that, effective Oct. 1, all travellers arriving in Canada will no longer have to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter Canada or to meet COVID-19 testing, quarantine or isolation requirements, nor will travellers have to submit their public health information through ArriveCAN. ... [read more]