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Friday, July 23, 2021 @ 8:46 AM

Canada finally has climate accountability framework | Alan Andrews

Canadians (and generations of Canadians to come) require action from the leaders of today to blunt the climate crisis already unfolding around us. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 @ 12:59 PM

Twitter survival, tracking tips | Naomi Sayers

In 2014, I publicly opposed then-prime minister Stephen Harper’s Bill C-36, which is now law, named the Protection of Community and Exploited Persons Act (PCEPA). I was about to enter law school as a first year and I was completing a pre-law program in Saskatchewan for Indigenous students. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 @ 9:01 AM

Rethinking degree of proof required in Indigenous legal actions | Stephen O’Neill

“Know from whence you came. If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go.”           James Baldwin ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 @ 11:47 AM

What economists can teach family law about dealing with self-reps | Joel Miller

The previous article in this series (“What LEGO can teach family law about dealing with self-reps,” see below for link) discussed the concept of “complementary innovation” and suggested we could learn from the approach LEGO has taken — complementary innovation. That’s neither radical or disruptive innovation, which changes the whole service model, nor incremental or sustaining innovation, which keeps the same model but tinkers to make it better for existing users. ... [read more]

Monday, July 19, 2021 @ 1:27 PM

The mediation brief: A primer | AJ Jakubowska

Family mediation is in the spotlight again and that is a very good thing. Any dialogue about this important modality for resolving family law disputes is welcome — and since I firmly believe that heterogeneity of ideas enriches dialogue, I read with interest the friendly debate taking place on the pages of this very publication. ... [read more]

Friday, July 16, 2021 @ 2:33 PM

That’s what I call a Ted talk | Marcel Strigberger

Who were your influencers? I am talking people whose ideas or conduct shaped some major paths you took.   ... [read more]

Friday, July 16, 2021 @ 2:09 PM

At crossroads: Challenges of Canada’s proposal to residential school survivors | Jennifer Leitch

Without engaging in a detailed review of both Canada’s recent proposal to appoint an Independent Special Adviser (ISA) to review claims of survivors of St. Anne’s residential school in Ontario and the many criticisms levelled at it, it is worth highlighting some of the main challenges associated with the proposal. ... [read more]

Friday, July 16, 2021 @ 1:12 PM

Human detritus problem at Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre | Jeffrey Hartman

There is or, depending on when you read this, was a memorial to lost inmates outside Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre (EMDC) in London, Ont. Since 2009, 19 inmates have died at the notoriously problematic institution. ... [read more]

Friday, July 16, 2021 @ 12:13 PM

B.C. Supreme Court scheduling system broken, has been for a long time | Kyla Lee

On the second Tuesday of every month, alarm clocks across the province go off early. Lawyers, legal assistants, paralegals and self-represented individuals get out of bed early, make a big cup of coffee and start to engage in finger stretching exercises. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 15, 2021 @ 8:17 AM

Fraudulent sick leave: Importance of the second lie | Stuart Rudner

Years ago, a client called me after the following sequence of events: ... [read more]