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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]

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @ 04:16 PM

Yukon NDP calls for public inquiry after stay filed in Nehass case Liz Hanson

A mentally ill Indigenous man who spent the better part of his incarceration in solitary confinement will be relocated from a mental health centre in Ont. to a hospital in B.C. after the Crown prosecutor in his case has stayed all charges against him. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @ 02:52 PM

Cannabis ticketing regime could hurt those who plead guilty Anne London-Weinstein

Canadians should be aware of the potential negative repercussions if they choose to plead guilty to marijuana offences via the new cannabis ticketing regime proposed by the federal government, lawyers told MPs on Tuesday. ... [read more]