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Monday, January 25, 2021 @ 1:55 PM

Nova Scotia proclaims North America’s first opt-out organ donation law Cara Zwibel, director of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association

Nova Scotia has become the first jurisdiction in North America to enact legislation that requires organ donors to opt out. “The new law, based on the premise of deemed consent, means if you don’t register a decision and a donation opportunity occurs you will be considered as if you consented to donation after death,” said government spokesperson Marla MacInnis in Halifax. ... [read more]

Monday, January 25, 2021 @ 12:11 PM

Two new members of Dutton Brock partnership

Dutton Brock LLP welcomed Stephen N. Libin and Andrea R. Lim to the partnership. ... [read more]

Friday, January 22, 2021 @ 1:22 PM

Why diversity is important to legal profession | Sacha de Klerk

If we were all the same, things would be much simpler. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 21, 2021 @ 11:57 AM

Duty to defend issues denied leave to appeal by Supreme Court of Canada Policy form with pen

The Supreme Court of Canada recently denied leave to appeal decisions of the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Alberta Court of Appeal, respectively, regarding the duty to defend. As a result, the appellate decisions stand. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 @ 3:21 PM

Alexander Holburn adds associate counsel

Alexander Holburn welcomed new associate counsel Jennifer Huneault to its Toronto office.  ... [read more]

Monday, January 18, 2021 @ 8:25 AM

Access to Justice: Fragility and resilience: Lessons of 2020 and 2021 potential | Beverley McLachlin

One could be forgiven for some hyperbole when writing a column about the past year. The year 2020 and the beginning of 2021 has been a time of historic, and largely negative, extremes across the health, environment and social landscape. We have been personally and institutionally tested in ways that most of us could not previously have imagined. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 14, 2021 @ 9:21 AM

Occupiers’ liability changes in Ontario will result in people being denied access to justice: lawyer Lawyer Steve Rastin

The new year is likely to bring a lot of change to people’s lives, but one change that may have escaped people’s notice given everything that has been going on is Ontario’s move to limit the amount of time a person has to bring a personal injury case involving ice or snow. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 @ 3:06 PM

Human Rights Tribunal passes on public interest remedies in case of handcuffed child Janina Fogels sm

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has ordered a $35,000 award but declined to impose public interest remedies on the Peel Regional police in a case stemming from a 2016 incident in which two police officers handcuffed a 6-year-old Black girl’s wrists and ankles to immobilize her when they were called by the school to respond to a behavioural issue. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 @ 1:08 PM

The year that flew by in slow motion | William Woodward

What a year 2020 was. As I entered into my role as chair of the Federation of Ontario Law Associations (FOLA) in November of 2020, I contemplated the year ahead and the goals FOLA hoped to achieve. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 @ 9:20 AM

Lerners announces six new partners

Lerners announced that Danielle Douek, Andrew Hentz, Danielle Gavreau, Cale Sutherland, Alex Sharpe and Rebecca Shoom have joined the Toronto firm’s partnership.  ... [read more]