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Monday, January 07, 2019 @ 10:28 AM

Indigenous empowerment and Canadian economy oilpipelines_sm.jpg

We’ve witnessed the climax of Indigenous empowerment in Canada and with it the far-reaching implications both on the national economy and national cohesion. The west is now alienated over pipeline gridlock, triggered by a second Indigenous legal win voiding yet another bitumen pipeline. ... [read more]

Friday, January 04, 2019 @ 8:57 AM

DLA Piper adds three partners in Toronto, one in Vancouver

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP announced four lawyers have joined the firm's partnership, effective Jan. 1, 2019. ... [read more]

Friday, January 04, 2019 @ 8:51 AM

One-of-a-kind university course will explore ‘green rights’ Silver Donald Cameron

This month students at Cape Breton University will be joined by classmates at the University of British Columbia — and both campuses will be joined by lawyers, paralegals, environmentalists and more — for the inaugural offering of Political Science 3750, Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World. The 12-module course is what is known in academia as a 3C program. Students can take the class for a credit following the traditional university path to a degree. A second option is to obtain a certificate for completion of the course. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 02, 2019 @ 9:22 AM

SCC’s winter session looks at military justice, lawyers’ fees, Crown copyright, Jordan Mark Letourneau

Military justice and Crown copyright are among the topics the Supreme Court of Canada will explore in its winter session that includes criminal appeals asking if defence counsel’s legal fees can be paid from the proceeds of crime forfeited to the state and if the Jordan time limits apply in provincial youth court. ... [read more]

Friday, December 21, 2018 @ 4:11 PM

Judge’s political lobbying, advocacy on behalf of black Canadians crossed line, but wasn’t ‘misconduct’ Mark Sandler

The Ontario Judicial Council (OJC) has ruled that a judge who founded an advocacy group for black Canadians, and lobbied politicians with the “highly laudable” aim of helping his community overcome racism and poverty, engaged in a form of impermissible “advocacy and political activity” — but his actions did not amount to “judicial misconduct” that could merit his removal from the bench. ... [read more]

Friday, December 21, 2018 @ 11:08 AM

Happy the unhappy elephant’s rumble for freedom Black elephant

A corporation is a person. If a corporation is a person, why can’t a living, breathing, sentient elephant also be a person? A legal person need not be a human being. Last year in New Zealand, a river was declared to be a person. ... [read more]

Friday, December 21, 2018 @ 10:36 AM

Two new partners to join McInnes Cooper in new year

Two new lawyers have been admitted to the McInnes Cooper partnership effective Jan. 1, 2019. ... [read more]

Friday, December 21, 2018 @ 9:35 AM

From autonomous cars to smartphone zombies, analysis and opinion highlights of 2018

Here are 16 memorable and outstanding stories from 2018, as selected by The Lawyer's Daily Analysis Editors Richard Skinulis and Peter Carter. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 @ 2:48 PM

Access to Justice: Next year a big one for Action Committee | Thomas Cromwell and Beverley McLachlin

There are big transitions occurring at the Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters. Former chief justice Beverley McLachlin has this month assumed the chair of the committee which she had convened a decade ago. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 @ 2:21 PM

Why GM says plant closure signals seismic change assemblyline_sm.jpg

On Monday, Nov. 26, General Motors Canada (GM) announced that, by December 2019, it would be closing its 100-year-old auto manufacturing facility in Oshawa, Ont., and laying off approximately 3,000 employees. This closure will cut deeply into the economies of Oshawa and Ontario. Oshawa will not only lose thousands of jobs from its largest employer, but also a number of other jobs directly dependent on the manufacturer’s presence (the Ontario Federation of Labour multiplier estimates nine non-GM jobs lost for each GM job). ... [read more]