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Monday, September 18, 2017 @ 09:43 AM

Nova Scotia justice rebukes police involvement in custody battle Julia Cornish

The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, Family Division, was recently asked to rule on the custody of a young child. In the process of rendering that decision, Associate Chief Justice Lawrence O’Neil publicly reprimanded three police forces that played a role in keeping the whereabouts of the mother and the child a secret. ... [read more]

Friday, September 15, 2017 @ 04:00 PM

New centre in Ottawa connecting men with legal support during times of crisis Patrick Wright sm

The Canadian Centre for Men and Families has opened its third location in Ottawa with an aim to connect men in crisis with mental health and legal support programs. ... [read more]

Friday, September 15, 2017 @ 03:51 PM

Lights, cameras ... halt the action: stopping Toronto film shoots difficult John_Mascarin_sm

The frequency with which film crews shoot in Toronto may be a nuisance to some, but one can either go through the arduous —  and likely fruitless — process of fighting it or accept it as a perpetual and booming industry for Hogtown, says a prominent municipal lawyer. ... [read more]

Friday, September 15, 2017 @ 12:37 PM

Ontario's Bill 148 likely to change the landscape for temporary workers Laura Williams, Williams HR Law Professional Corporation

Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, is currently winding its way through the Ontario Legislature. Although the proposal to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2019 is getting the overwhelming majority of attention, the bill also has a number of changes that observers say will have a significant impact on the labour market, particularly in how it deals with temporary workers. ... [read more]

Friday, September 15, 2017 @ 10:57 AM

B.C. dad faces uphill battle in fight to allow children to ride bus unsupervised Wade_MacGregor_sm

A British Columbia father crowdfunding to fight a provincial order forbidding him from letting his young kids ride public transit alone has eclipsed his monetary goal, and may have a chance of winning if his case gets as far as the province’s highest court, said a lawyer. ... [read more]

Friday, September 15, 2017 @ 08:42 AM

Legal tech company creates free mandatory minimum sentence monitoring website

Mandatory Minimum Penalties (MMPs) have been at the forefront of debate over the past year with the Department of Justice publishing a report on the subject by Kyle Coady and Kari Glynes Elliott in 2016 and Statistics Canada releasing an analysis of MMP outcomes for selected offences last month. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 14, 2017 @ 03:05 PM

Ottawa releases proposed regulations on data breach notifications Ann Cavoukian

Private sector organizations following federal privacy law will have to provide breach notifications to customers and the privacy commissioner where it is reasonable to believe that the breach creates a “real risk of significant harm,” under long-awaited proposed regulations to Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). ... [read more]

Thursday, September 14, 2017 @ 02:42 PM

CBA launches toolkit to assist lawyers handling mortgage instructions Ray Leclair sm

Dealing with mortgage matters isn’t as simple as it used to be, so the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Real Property Section has developed an online toolkit to help lawyers dealing with complex mortgage instructions. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 14, 2017 @ 02:31 PM

Sanctions for Trump hat in courtroom 'appropriate' Faisal Bhabha

The hat that launched 81 complaints has led to a 30-day suspension without pay for Justice Bernd Zabel of the Ontario Court of Justice. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 14, 2017 @ 09:18 AM

Toronto Transit Commission's anti-harassment app earns cautious praise Bill_Teggart_sm

The Toronto Transit Commission’s (TTC) new anti-harassment app could open the door to legal claims if riders wrongfully finger others, or if the TTC is ill-equipped to handle the influx of allegations. ... [read more]