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Friday, May 08, 2020 @ 12:54 PM

Privacy commissioners recommend privacy principles that should apply to COVID-19 contact tracing apps

Federal, provincial and territorial privacy watchdogs have issued joint guidance on privacy-protecting principles that should apply to any use of COVID-19 contact tracing and similar apps. ... [read more]

Friday, May 08, 2020 @ 12:47 PM

Support service established for virtual courtrooms in Quebec

For several weeks now, the Quebec Court of Appeal has been offering parties and counsel the possibility of presenting their motions before a judge alone by way of videoconference, in a “virtual courtroom” setting. As of May 25, using the same virtual model, the court will resume, on a regular basis, the hearing of appeals and motions presentable before a panel. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 07, 2020 @ 11:22 AM

Letter to the Editor: ‘Dissent column timely, necessary’

I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated the recent article “Why dissent is essential.” ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 06, 2020 @ 1:38 PM

University of Toronto doctoral student wins Viscount Bennett Fellowship

The Canadian Bar Association’s (CBA) Fellowship Committee announced that it has selected Léa Brière-Godbout to receive the 2020-2021 Viscount Bennett Fellowship for her graduate legal studies. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 06, 2020 @ 1:27 PM

Workin’ for your quarantini | Laurelly Dale

The pandemic has sentenced everyone to an indefinite term of house arrest. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 05, 2020 @ 12:57 PM

Equality, diversity requirements for lawyers in Ontario | Amrita Tamber

It has been a slow road, but over the past few years the legal profession has started to make small strides towards greater inclusivity. Although women and minorities comprise a growing number of legal professionals, they still remain significantly under-represented in senior leadership roles. In recent years, the statistics show that 43 per cent of lawyers identified as women and 29 per cent identified as a visible minority. An increase in senior leadership diversity may result in an increase in proportional representation from the top down. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 05, 2020 @ 12:20 PM

Quebec Court of Appeal offers ‘virtual courtroom’ for certain motions

The Quebec Court of Appeal announced that it is offering parties and counsel the possibility of presenting their motions before a judge alone by way of videoconference, in a “virtual courtroom,” from the location of their choice (home or office), without the need to travel. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 05, 2020 @ 8:47 AM

Why dissent is essential | Sam Goldstein

Civil liberties is a popular topic in everyday life so you’d think it would be a popular topic in an emergency, like a pandemic, when people need their civil liberties most, because I think the government is taking away our ability to put food on the family table and preventing us from sharing joy, or sorrow with our loved ones. ... [read more]

Monday, May 04, 2020 @ 3:53 PM

Ottawa names judge to B.C. Supreme Court

The federal Department of Justice (DOJ) on May 4 announced that Sandra A. Wilkinson, senior legal counsel at the Ministry of the Attorney General of British Columbia in Vancouver, is appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia. ... [read more]

Monday, May 04, 2020 @ 3:49 PM

Newfoundland and Labrador closes doors

Newfoundland has closed its borders to outsiders in further efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. ... [read more]