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Friday, October 12, 2018 @ 9:17 AM

Experts’ opinion that Canada ‘caved on IP’ in USMCA is all about skewed perspective | May Cheng

On Oct. 1, 2018, following frenzied weekend trade negotiations, Canada announced that it would join in the new tripartite agreement to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement with the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Early news coverage also started to point to experts claiming that Canada “sold out” on intellectual property (IP) provisions and that the deal on IP was “bad for Canada.” I couldn’t disagree more. ... [read more]

Friday, October 12, 2018 @ 8:41 AM

The Indigenous right to say no | Pamela Palmater

The federal government recently announced that it will not appeal the court decision which quashed Canada’s approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Instead, Canada will engage with the 117 impacted First Nations in a consultation process led by former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Frank Iacobucci. If ever there was a sign that the government was going to force this pipeline expansion through the review process, this is it. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 @ 9:09 AM

Wellness: Three ways to be happier and drug-free | Darryl Singer

In 2009, I took a leave from my law practice to make recovery from narcotic addiction my full-time job. During the process of recovery, I learned a lot about what had brought me to this precipice in the first place. ... [read more]

Friday, October 05, 2018 @ 1:03 PM

Is there employment life after #MeToo? | Stuart Rudner

What is an employer to do when they receive an application from someone that they know, or suspect, was previously outed as a sexual harasser? ... [read more]

Friday, October 05, 2018 @ 8:49 AM

Bias in a world of hashtag justice | Robert Harvie

There was a time where “public influence” was generally left to the wealthy and the connected and to dominant mainstream media publications. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 04, 2018 @ 11:13 AM

Vital role of courts in transforming Canadian health-care system | Ben Su

As Canadians, we pride ourselves in the universal health care system that modern Canada is built on and we rightfully should. However, just like any public resource rationing system, our health care funding allocation system is not perfect. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 03, 2018 @ 8:31 AM

Wrongfully convicted: When justice fails the innocent | Ines Gavran

Ronald Moffatt was just a regular 14-year old boy living in downtown Toronto until one day he made an immature but innocent decision that forever changed his life. ... [read more]

Monday, October 01, 2018 @ 9:31 AM

There’s a new sheriff in town and it’s called White Burgess | Patrick Brown

For those advancing and defending personal injury claims, counsel beware. There is a new sheriff in town and it is called White Burgess Langille Inman v. Abbott and Haliburton Co. 2015 SCC 23. Since the decision came down from the Supreme Court outlining when to exclude expert evidence, there have been a number of decisions knocking out experts and their opinions. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 @ 8:48 AM

New immigration system to accept 20,000 parents, grandparents | Colin Singer

Canada will once again change the way it selects candidates under the Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program in 2019. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 @ 8:35 AM

Condemnation of World Anti-Doping Agency misdirected | Richard Pound

In November 2015, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) declared the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) to be non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code, the result of a WADA investigation that identified widespread corruption in RUSADA’s activities. This led to removal of the Moscow laboratory director, withdrawal of WADA’s accreditation of the laboratory and suspension of the Russian athletics federation by IAAF, the governing international federation. ... [read more]