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Thursday, November 24, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

Piurko wants more women in the big chair

Tara Piurko knows she’ll have done her job as the president of Commercial Real Estate Women if the industry’s C-suite leaves its reputation as an old boys’ club in the dust. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 24, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

Hammer of costs pounding down public interest litigation, critics say

Advocates say the hammer of adverse costs wielded by Ottawa and the Federal Courts against public interest litigants impedes access to justice — including discouraging lone lawyers who altruistically try to hold the government’s feet to the constitutional fire. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 17, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

Size won't protect firms from successful hacks

It’s not a matter of if, but when. That’s the message financial and legal experts in the increasingly important field of cybersecurity repeatedly stressed at the Association for Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists conference on Oct. 25 in Toronto. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 17, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

Trade agreement approved, but not done deal

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and European Council president Donald Tusk were finally able to sign the landmark Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) after a dramatic two weeks when the deal appeared to be hanging by a thread. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 17, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

Looking for cracks in shady real estate facades

It was “a classic example” of abuse of the Canadian financial system and real estate market. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 17, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

Battle over law school sex policy looks headed for Supreme Court

Trinity Western University’s win at the British Columbia Court of Appeal makes it more likely the fierce constitutional battle over its proposed law school will be resolved in a Supreme Court case that is expected to shed new light on the principle of “state neutrality” toward religion and on how administrative decision-makers should balance competing Charter values such as equality and freedom of religion. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 17, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

Brooks: Decision doesn't recognize 'historical and ongoing disadvantage' faced by LGBTQ people

Trinity Western University’s win at the British Columbia Court of Appeal makes it more likely the fierce constitutional battle over its proposed law school will be resolved in a Supreme Court case that is expected to shed new light on the principle of “state neutrality” toward religion and on how administrative decision-makers should balance competing Charter values such as equality and freedom of religion. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 17, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

Judge rips CSIS over data cache

The Federal Court’s shocking revelation that the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) has again breached its duty of candour to the court — this time by concealing for a decade the existence and parameters of an illegal data retention program (with the apparent blessing of the federal Department of Justice) — has added fuel to the national debate over the spy agency’s mandate, powers and oversight. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 10, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

LSUC plans broad review of programs

As the articling crunch worsens by the year in Ontario, the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) is poised to embark on a no-holds-barred, comprehensive discussion about lawyer licensing that could culminate in major reforms, including to articling and/or the controversial law practice program (LPP). ... [read more]

Thursday, November 10, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

RCMP warn of pervasive threat posed by dark side of financing

Groups working on anti-money laundering efforts in Canada must begin to see the problem as one of citizen protection as well as an economic issue, according to RCMP Supt. John Shoemaker. ... [read more]