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Friday, November 02, 2018 @ 10:37 AM

Law against legal values | Harry Glasbeek

A man brandishing a weapon confronts a passer-by: “Your money or your life.” He has committed a crime. ... [read more]

Friday, November 02, 2018 @ 9:05 AM

Workplace cannabis: Where there’s smoke, is there fire? | Stuart Rudner

After months, if not years, of wild speculation about the impact upon the workplace of the legalization of cannabis, we have now been through the first two weeks of the legal cannabis era, and the sky has not fallen. Many employers have proclaimed their fear that the law of accommodation means that employers would have to allow truck drivers to get the behind the wheel while impaired, or that employees will now be allowed to smoke up while on the job. The reality is that there have been very few reports of workplace issues over the last two weeks. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 01, 2018 @ 9:17 AM

Wellness: Seven ways to know you need mental health help | Darryl Singer

I have written this monthly wellness column in The Lawyer’s Daily for about a year now. In addition, over the last two years, I have written about addiction and mental health in our profession in various publications. I have been interviewed and I have given many speeches to legal organizations. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 @ 10:34 AM

Selection rules for Quebec business immigrants | Colin Singer

Since the coming into effect of the Cullen Couture Agreement in 1978, the Quebec government has extensive powers in immigration, to administer the admission of foreign nationals to its province. On April 6, 2016, Quebec government tabled new legislation: Quebec Immigration Act. On July 18, 2018, it tabled new regulations: Quebec Immigration Regulation, providing for a significant overhaul of its immigration programs, which are both now in force. ... [read more]

Friday, October 26, 2018 @ 9:42 AM

Licence to kill: Why addiction treatment system doesn’t work | Ryan Handlarski

Methadone is most commonly administered by a pill. I agree that a prescription for methadone must be made by a doctor and prescriptions controlled by a pharmacist, but the administration of the methadone pill could be opened up to anyone that wants to apply to and learn how to do it and can demonstrate that they are capable of doing it in a safe environment. There is no reason why you need to be a doctor or a nurse to do this. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 @ 10:50 AM

Donald Trump is teaching our kids to be cyberbullies | Jasmine Daya

“Mommy, is Donald Trump a mean man?” asked my 6-year-old daughter at the dinner table. My husband and I looked at each other and smiled. My other two children, ages 8 and 12, giggled at the question, likely knowing what I wanted to say, but also didn’t want to say. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 @ 8:53 AM

Supreme Court weighs in on parliamentary privilege | Mark Bourrie

Most lawyers will never handle a case that runs up against parliamentary privilege. When they do, they’re often trapped in a legal black hole where administrative law and even some aspects of the Charter may not apply. ... [read more]

Monday, October 22, 2018 @ 1:49 PM

Access to justice: New models for legal services | Marcus Sixta

There is a crisis in our court system. Legal representation is beyond the reach of many Canadians, especially in the family law courts. ... [read more]

Monday, October 22, 2018 @ 9:01 AM

The Coach: Law firm leadership by empowerment | Gary Mitchell

Law firm leadership is often talked about and has been for some time. Yet we still find very little progress on this front. If you’ve read my column before you will note a very practical, common sense and simple approach that I take with my clients. Keep it simple, because simple works. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 18, 2018 @ 2:30 PM

Judge in jeopardy | Marcel Strigberger

I stand with the judge. We are witnessing a travesty of justice and due process. This veteran judge’s record and reputation is exemplary. Yet his entire career is being threatened. What do they want from the poor man? Enough already. I say stop hassling Superior Court of Ontario Justice Patrick Smith. ... [read more]