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Friday, January 27, 2023 @ 11:17 AM

It will soon be easier for foreign-trained specialists to come to Canada | Tracey Tremayne-Lloyd

Foreign-trained specialists should soon find it easier to come to Canada, thanks to an accreditation project being launched by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 26, 2023 @ 2:30 PM

Law society secrets | Joseph Groia

The Law Society of Ontario (LSO) possesses great power, which must be exercised responsibly. Good and responsible governance requires transparency.  This is codified in the LSO’s Governance Practices and Policies, which, among other things, (i) imposes a duty upon the LSO to act in an open manner; (ii) requires Convocation to be committed to transparency of its process; and (iii) personally requires the treasurer to be committed to openness, inclusion and transparency.  The LSO has not been fulfilling these requirements. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 26, 2023 @ 11:05 AM

Principled bail reforms: Proactive not reactive solutions | Neha Chugh and Jessyca Greenwood

On Dec. 27, 2022, a young Ontario Provincial Police officer Grzegorz (Greg) Pierzchala was shot and killed for what seems like no reason. This officer was on regular patrol, responding to a car in the ditch and was shot by two individuals. His death was senseless and a tragedy to the community. The individuals charged by the courts for his murder were on bail for other offences at the time that this event occurred.   ... [read more]

Thursday, January 26, 2023 @ 10:50 AM

Predicting death in your child’s school in 2023, part five | Marvin Zuker

There continues to be increasingly loud alarms about children’s mental health. The effect of the pandemic and other stressors on youth mental health was devastating. All schools and every child should have access to a trained school counsellor. Another area where our government has failed. You are lucky if your school has a nurse. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 @ 1:48 PM

Proposed mass approval of visitor visas cause for serious concern | Sergio R. Karas

A recent article in the Globe and Mail based on information obtained from senior officials of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) states that the federal government is prepared to use extraordinary measures to address the 500,000 applications for visitor visas that are currently in their backlog. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 @ 10:28 AM

Ontario law society’s certified specialist program | Cecil J. Lyon

Sometimes, albeit infrequently, the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) (a.k.a. Law Society of Upper Canada) gets something right! ... [read more]

Monday, January 23, 2023 @ 2:19 PM

Predicting death in your child’s school in 2023, part four | Marvin Zuker

The European Union (EU) is a group of 27 countries that work together. ... [read more]

Monday, January 23, 2023 @ 2:05 PM

Canada immigration policies 2023: What to expect, part two | Colin Singer

As we stated in the first article in this two-part series, in 2023 Canada expects to have its third consecutive record year for new permanent residents, with the Immigration Levels Plan announced in the fall calling for 465,000 newcomers. Here is a continuation of the programs involved, starting with business programs. ... [read more]

Monday, January 23, 2023 @ 8:55 AM

A feminist perspective on carbon taxes | Murray Gottheil

With this post I venture onto dangerous ground, but what the hell. ... [read more]

Friday, January 20, 2023 @ 2:25 PM

I spy with my little IP | Marcel Strigberger

Three myths just came to my mind: 1) If you want rain, just rush to get your car washed; 2) Lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same place; and 3) We all enjoy the right to privacy. Given that I don’t like rain and that lightning scares me, this is a good a time as any to talk about the sacred cow of privacy. In two words, ha ha!  ... [read more]