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Thursday, September 12, 2019 @ 11:01 AM

High time Canada banned cosmetic testing on animals | Victoria Shroff

Twenty-seven European Union countries have already banned cosmetic testing on animals and this was done over a decade ago. Canada could have been number 40 on the world list to ban animal testing for the sake of beauty products, but it wasn’t. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 11:50 AM

In Callidus Capital, SCC looks at litigation funding | Julius Melnitzer

With the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision to hear the appeal in 9354-9186 Québec inc., et al. v. Callidus Capital Corporation 2018 QCCA 632, litigation funding will for the first time be front and centre at the high court. ... [read more]

Monday, September 09, 2019 @ 3:34 PM

Things I’ve learned since law school | Kurt Sandstrom

As we enter the “back to school” season, it has given me pause to ruminate on my own journey through the practice of law, especially having just celebrated my 30-year anniversary in the profession. ... [read more]

Friday, September 06, 2019 @ 2:29 PM

It’s election time: Why we run | Peggy Nash

Heading into this fall’s federal election, hundreds of Canadians will once again offer themselves as candidates. Most run with political parties, but a few such as Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott, will be independent candidates. While most of us complain from the sidelines, this group of Canadians is standing behind their words, speaking out in public and taking the blowback that inevitably comes with sticking your head above the parapet. ... [read more]

Friday, September 06, 2019 @ 9:17 AM

Predicting just cause for dismissal a mug’s game | Stuart Rudner

When it comes to just cause for dismissal, the only absolute rule is that there are no absolute rules. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 05, 2019 @ 8:54 AM

First, let’s love all the lawyers | Marcel Strigberger

Our profession is a noble one. But unfortunately, lay people often view us negatively, as sharks, shysters and ambulance chasers.   ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 04, 2019 @ 8:31 AM

SNC-Lavalin affair: Jobs over democracy | Julius Melnitzer

The “public interest,” it turns out, can be a real threat to democracy. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 03, 2019 @ 3:04 PM

Teacher spy pen case: When do victims’ voices count? | Karen Bellehumeur

Ryan Jarvis, the high school teacher who secretly used a spy pen to record the breasts and cleavages of female students at school, was sentenced to six months in jail last week. It was a heavy penalty and was meant to send a strong message about the exploitative use of digital technology to violate individuals’ sexual integrity. ... [read more]

Friday, August 30, 2019 @ 9:20 AM

Terror in the courts | Lawrence David

The concept of “terror” is not one commonly associated with civil litigation. “Terror” and “terrorism” instead overwhelmingly arise in the context of national security prosecutions, refugee status determinations and the listing of terrorist entities under Part II.1 of the Criminal Code. Still, many civil litigators are or may quickly become familiar with another form of “terror in the courts” — namely, the in terrorem doctrine. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 @ 1:13 PM

Do law firms need big digital marketing programs? | Kim McLaughlin

If I had a dollar for every lawyer who said, “Kim, I don’t need a big digital marketing program,” I would own an island. ... [read more]