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Monday, March 12, 2018 @ 9:40 AM

Ontario concussion safety legislation sets standard for Canada, lawyers say Alison Burrison sm

Ontario has become a national leader in concussion management by passing legislation aimed at protecting amateur athletes. The new law sets an example that, lawyers say, may be adopted nationwide. ... [read more]

Monday, March 12, 2018 @ 9:17 AM

B.C. Law Society finishes 2017 with higher than expected revenue, membership

The Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC) saw an increase in membership in 2017 beyond what was originally anticipated, leading to higher than expected revenues for the provincial legal regulator. ... [read more]

Friday, March 09, 2018 @ 12:23 PM

Nova Scotia appeal ends battle of cardiologist who lost research privileges Peter_Rogers_sm

The failed appeal of a doctor unsatisfied with a $1.4 million award for being stripped of research privileges shows an “unwillingness” of courts to fall for “artificial contracts,” said a lawyer involved in the case. ... [read more]

Friday, March 09, 2018 @ 10:46 AM

Defence bar and women’s groups set to clash as SCC re-examines sexual assault and consent Dino Bottos

Women’s groups and the defence bar are preparing to butt heads at the Supreme Court of Canada after the top court announced on International Women’s Day that it will hear a defence appeal from an important judgment on the law of sexual assault and consent. ... [read more]

Friday, March 09, 2018 @ 9:25 AM

Labour and employment lawyers predict pushback on Pay Transparency Act Inna Koldorf sm

Ontario’s recently launched pay transparency legislation may make the province a leader in tackling pay equity, but labour and employment lawyers are predicting a pushback as companies are still adjusting to recent amendments to the Employment Standards Act. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 08, 2018 @ 2:28 PM

Worker group says safety ‘not negotiable’ after employer found guilty in workplace fatality

A general contractor has been found guilty of manslaughter after one of his employees was killed by being buried in a trench, marking the first time in Quebec that a breach of provincial occupational health and safety legislation served as the basis for a manslaughter conviction under the Criminal Code. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 08, 2018 @ 9:40 AM

Law Foundation of Ontario launches new grant program for access to justice organizations Tanya Lee

The Law Foundation of Ontario is hoping to provide a bit of stability for organizations involved in access to justice issues. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 08, 2018 @ 7:56 AM

Ontario needs legislative reform to tackle gender-based violence, lawyer says Elizabeth Grace sm

Building on action plans to end domestic abuse and sexual harassment, the Ontario government has launched a gender-based violence strategy aimed at prevention and providing survivors with more support. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 07, 2018 @ 1:05 PM

Alberta Court of Appeal overrules lower court on ambiguity in auto insurance policy Michelle Grose, Dean Duckett Carlson LLP

The Alberta Court of Appeal has held that a lower court erred when ruling a provision in an automobile insurance policy was ambiguous, stating the language in the policy was clear and there was no reason to interpret it differently. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 07, 2018 @ 12:26 PM

OBA institute panel gives advice on avoiding social media, online problems Ian Hu, Shaneka Taylor, and Jacqueline Horvat

Engaging with the public — and in particular, with clients or potential clients — on social media has the potential to be a minefield if lawyers aren’t careful with what and how they post. ... [read more]