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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 10:24 AM

Paradise Papers have ‘unsavoury’ aspects, but perhaps not illegal activity, say experts Robert Kepes, Morris Kepes Winters LLP

The massive Paradise Papers release has caused much attention to be paid to the offshore investments of wealthy individuals both internationally and in Canada. But tax law experts are saying, whereas the optics of having such investments may not be good, it does not necessarily mean any laws are being broken. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 8:19 AM

New hearing ordered in medical negligence case due to ‘procedural unfairness’ Ron Bohm sm

The Ontario Court of Appeal has ordered a new hearing for an action against a Toronto pain management clinic as it ruled the motion judge deprived the defendant doctor of procedural fairness. ... [read more]

Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 1:08 PM

Critics maintain Bill 62 unfairly targets Quebec’s small number of devout Muslim women

People who land public sector jobs in a post-Bill 62 Quebec could fight against having to make people show their faces when receiving services  — even if that demand is stipulated in hiring contracts, said a prominent human rights lawyer. ... [read more]

Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 10:50 AM

Push to increase protection for nurses shows need to fix ‘complicated’ issue: lawyer Emily_McKernan_sm

An Ontario union group calling for legislative change to further protect nurses and other front-line health care staff who report abuse by patients is symptomatic of a continued need to address a “complicated problem,” says one lawyer. ... [read more]

Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 9:29 AM

New immigration plan insufficient to meet Canada’s needs, experts say Andrew_Carvajal_sm

Experts are saying the federal government’s recent rollout of a “historic” new multi-year immigration plan gives the system clarity but falls short of what the nation really needs in terms of new residents. ... [read more]

Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 4:00 PM

SCC affirms non-lawyers can represent Quebec government before social aid tribunal Russell-BROWN

The Supreme Court has rejected the Barreau du Québec’s bid to bar non-lawyers from drafting motions, proceedings or other legal documents for use by Quebec’s Ministry of Employment and Social Solidarity in social benefit cases at the Administrative Tribunal of Quebec (ATQ). ... [read more]

Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 11:07 AM

Judge’s misapprehension over photo results in retrial in B.C. civil action CA

A lawyer for a woman who said she was not properly served in a case involving a derelict property said process servers need to be more diligent after a recent decision by the British Columbia Court of Appeal. ... [read more]

Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 7:08 AM - Last Updated: Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 9:16 AM

SCC rules informer privilege won’t shield wrongdoing by Crime Stopper tipsters Jennifer Penman

Anonymous crime tipsters can’t hide behind informer privilege in furtherance of their own criminal activity or with the aim of interfering with the administration of justice, the Supreme Court has ruled. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 09, 2017 @ 11:47 AM

Support for compensation fund makes up majority of LSUC fee increase Chris Bredt sm

Ontario lawyers and paralegals will see their fees for 2018 go up as the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) tries to raise the compensation fund balance to its minimum threshold as well as support the communications plan and increase staffing in areas of need.   ... [read more]

Thursday, November 09, 2017 @ 11:30 AM

B.C. plans electronic ticketing scheme Mike Farnworth, B.C. Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General

British Columbia’s move toward electronic ticketing for traffic offences is being called "the way of the future," but a criminal lawyer in the province says the new system will change little on the ground. ... [read more]