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Thursday, May 14, 2020 @ 11:44 AM

Alberta begins phase one of relaunch strategy

Alberta announced that it is taking the first incremental steps to reopen some businesses and services in the province as it begins its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 14, 2020 @ 11:44 AM

Scariest book I’ve ever read | Sam Goldstein

Professor Ryan Alford’s new book Seven Absolute Rights is scarier than any book the horror novelist Stephen King has written. Reading Alford’s book was like staring into the abyss, coming face to face with the fragility of democratic life. I recommend reading it at night with the light on. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 @ 2:14 PM

Integrity, security key factors for online licensing exams, says LSO exec Priya_Bhatia_sm

The Law Society of Ontario (LSO) is transitioning to an online delivery model for its licensing exams in an effort to assist candidates during the COVID-19 pandemic. The law society acknowledged that social distancing rules may not be altered soon, making an in-person exam challenging. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 @ 1:18 PM

Ryerson Faculty of Law adds two associate deans

As Ryerson prepares for the inaugural year of its Faculty of Law in September, the Toronto university announced the hiring of two new appointees, Tanya (Toni) De Mello and Sari Graben. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 @ 2:53 PM

Culture shift will be lasting legacy of COVID-19 pandemic, B.C. chief justice says

B.C. Chief Justice Robert Bauman says he sees videoconferencing becoming a permanent option for some matters as the Court of Appeal emerges from the restraints placed on it by the COVID-19 pandemic. ... [read more]

Monday, May 11, 2020 @ 3:52 PM

Canada providing conditional bridge loans to large employers

Canada’s government is offering to be a “lender of last resort” to big businesses to help them keep their workers employed during the COVID-19 crisis — but “significant conditions” will be attached to the funding. ... [read more]

Monday, May 11, 2020 @ 2:35 PM

Sticks and stones | Bruce McDougall

Defamation law aims to balance freedom of speech with the damage to a person’s reputation that might arise from freely spoken but inaccurate or malicious communications. But it seems that the law protects only people who have enough fame to suffer if someone exposes it to damage, and in law, we measure fame with money. ... [read more]

Friday, May 08, 2020 @ 3:53 PM

The Friday Brief: Managing Editor’s must-read items from this week The Friday Brief

Here are my picks for the top stories we published this week. ... [read more]

Friday, May 08, 2020 @ 3:26 PM

LSO moves licensing exams online due to COVID-19

On May 5, the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) announced that the previously cancelled March Solicitor exam will be done online in early June. This move is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.    ... [read more]

Friday, May 08, 2020 @ 2:42 PM

COMPANIES’ CREDITORS ARRANGEMENT ACT (CCAA) MATTERS - Compromises and arrangements - Proposals

Appeal by Bluberi Gaming Technologies Inc. and its affiliated entities (collectively “Bluberi”) from a judgment of the Quebec Court of Appeal finding that Callidus Capital Corp. (“Callidus”) did not have an improper purpose and should be permitted to vote on its own plan of arrangement submitted to creditors of Bluberi, and finding that a third party litigation funding agreement proposed by Bluberi was a plan of arrangement that had to be submitted to a creditor’s vote. ... [read more]