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Thursday, July 02, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Trade lawyers welcome signs of Integrity Framework revamp

There are signs the federal government might be willing to re-examine its much criticized Integrity Framework, which many in the business community have long argued is rigid, overly punitive, out of step with the rest of the world, and makes Canadian businesses uncompetitive. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 02, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Union disclosure bill passes despite CBA protests

While most of his fellow MPs were back in their ridings on June 30 and enjoying the summer recess, B.C. Conservative Russ Hiebert was stuck in Ottawa and awaiting the Senate’s third and final vote on Bill C-377, his highly contentious private member’s bill introduced in the House of Commons nearly four years ago. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 02, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Friedman sees opportunity lost for police scrutiny

In rescinding police services boards from provincial ombudsman scrutiny, the Ontario government is setting a dangerous precedent, warns Ottawa criminal defence lawyer Solomon Friedman. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 02, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Canada complacent on racial issues, lawyers say

In the wake of a Charleston, N.C., church shooting in which nine black members of a Bible study group were gunned down and a 21-year-old white male with racist views charged in their murders, Canadians, like Americans, were undoubtedly shocked. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 02, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Calls for national inquiry into missing Aboriginal women remain unanswered

Organizations across the country and around the world are pushing the Canadian government to establish a public inquiry into murdered and missing Aboriginal women. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 25, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Opportunities seen in booming condo market as reforms emerge

Reforms designed to assist Ontario’s 1.3 million condominium owners also provide business opportunities for lawyers, say condo law experts who were part of the public consultations behind the changes. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 18, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Remarks in speech prompt impact debate

Lawyers are debating the impact on several ongoing court cases of Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin’s off-the-bench pronouncement that Canada’s “policy of assimilation” carried out by Indian residential schools amounted to “cultural genocide” against First Nations. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 18, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

‘Unprecedented’ Nortel ruling spans Canadian and U.S. courts

One of the largest corporate failures in Canadian history has led to an unusual and controversial multi-jurisdictional decision, as judges in Canada and the United States simultaneously ruled that the remaining U.S. $7.3 billion in assets of bankrupt Nortel Networks Corp. must be distributed on a pro-rata basis to the company’s worldwide subsidiaries, for ultimate delivery to creditors. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 11, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Novel lawsuit could reverberate beyond Senate to bench choices

Ottawa has moved to appeal the greenlighting for trial of a novel lawsuit that would oblige the federal government to speed up its appointments to the Senate, and possibly to the federal bench. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 11, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

SCC confirms extradition of suspects to U.S.

The Supreme Court has underscored deference and comity in extradition cases, affirming the surrender of two men to the United States to face trial for the brutal murders of a New Hampshire lesbian couple. ... [read more]