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Wednesday, October 05, 2022 @ 1:29 PM

How lawyers are thriving in regional markets | Karen Perron

Ontario is a great place to practise law. From Kenora to St. Catharines, Leamington to Cornwall, there is no shortage of wonderful places to be a lawyer. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 05, 2022 @ 11:50 AM

Appointment revoked for failure to deliver timely decisions | Sara Blake

Many in English-speaking Canada may be unaware of this decision, which is published in French. In Gagnon c. Conseil de la justice administrative 2022 QCCA 1011, the Québec Court of Appeal upheld the revocation of the appointment of a tribunal member for breach of the Code of Ethics, specifically for her repeated failure to deliver her decisions on a timely basis. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 04, 2022 @ 11:38 AM

Alarming erosion of Ontario school system by Ministry of Education, part three | Marvin Zuker

Public programs intended to defray the costs of a private education for children belong to three distinct categories. From the most to the least direct types of funding, they are as follows: ... [read more]

Monday, October 03, 2022 @ 1:39 PM

Ontario needs to plan for clean electricity system| Richard Carlson

The province of Ontario is currently planning the largest procurement of new electricity generation in well over a decade, a procurement that will likely lead to even higher emissions and a more expensive and inefficient electricity system. ... [read more]

Monday, October 03, 2022 @ 1:38 PM

How about a plea of innocence? | John L. Hill

Do you remember when you were told about Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy or the Easter Bunny? We all live with secrets and then discover answers later on in life. Sometimes these answers shock us. Sometimes they allow us to carry on better. Maybe it is better if we dispel the myths we have accepted as certain and learn to live in a society where truth prevails. ... [read more]

Friday, September 30, 2022 @ 2:41 PM

The two-ply Charmin gambit | Marcel Strigberger

This is as good a time as any to talk about cheating. The chess world has been rocked these days by the world champion, Magnus Carlsen, accusing fellow grandmaster, 19-year-old Hans Niemann, of cheating after Niemann recently beat him in a game. Interestingly Carlsen has not at all magnified his allegations. He has not provided any details of this alleged chicanery. He only says that during the game, Niemann displayed no tension or the amount of concentration one would expect when playing against the world champ. ... [read more]

Friday, September 30, 2022 @ 11:08 AM

Alarming erosion of Ontario school system by Ministry of Education, part two | Marvin Zuker

Every person has the ability to make a meaningful difference, if they want to…but each of us have even greater opportunities, ability and capacity to do what many cannot. You have the power to provide resources, create programs and change laws and policies that could result in meaningful and lasting change, so that this generation and future generations won’t go through what so many women, men, and children are going through on a daily basis today. ... [read more]

Friday, September 30, 2022 @ 9:13 AM

Ontario takes positive step in employing people with criminal records | John L. Hill

We see them everywhere — signs in shop windows saying, “Help Wanted.” What we are not accustomed to seeing is advocates for prisoner rights in Ontario complimenting the provincial government for initiatives to assist people released from imprisonment. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 @ 11:18 AM

Extra-legal advice: Why lawyers should worry about the self-rep advantage | Meg Holden

In part one of this article, I discussed what the worst things about self-representing against opposing counsel are. In this follow up, I put to the legal profession that lawyers have reason to worry about the suffering of self-reps. If you consider me as the kind of self-represented litigant you could be approached by tomorrow, or oppose in court next month, might you see fit to rethink your strategy? ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 @ 10:33 AM

Alarming erosion of Ontario school system by Ministry of Education | Marvin Zuker

Step by step, larger and larger, the Ontario Ministry of Education can provide a convincing argument that it has been on a continuing mission, the indiscriminate promotion of school choice at the expense of public education in this province. ... [read more]