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Wednesday, October 17, 2018 @ 10:52 AM

It’s time to put the we in weed: Family law and legalized cannabis | John-Paul Boyd Usethismoney

Anyone who has practised family law for more than a few months will have ceased to be a stranger to substance use and abuse, by which I mean that the issue of substance comes up in family law files with a frequency that most lawyers, other than defence counsel perhaps, would generally find surprising. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 @ 12:09 PM

Cannabis legalization: A feel-good moment in Canada | Robert Harvie Cannabis legalization

Well, then. Oct.17 is almost here, a day of much rejoicing for the 4/20 crowd — and for those who are in a state of fear and loathing, I say, “relax.” Have a brownie. ... [read more]

Monday, October 15, 2018 @ 9:36 AM

Cannabis legalization: Avoiding the personal injury potholes | Jasmine Daya Cannabis legislation

Canadians are gearing up for Oct. 17, 2018, a date that will forever be remembered by generations to come. Whether you are a consumer wanting to blaze legally, a firm believer in medical marijuana, a liberal who believes in the freedom of choice or a dealer wanting to earn a buck above board, this movement has brought Canadians together with excitement and anticipation. ... [read more]

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]