Gabrielle Giroday

Gabrielle Giroday

Column: Editorial Obiter

Gabrielle Giroday is the editor of Law Times. She is a journalist and former government spokeswoman who has won awards for her work in both media and public service. She has experience writing and communicating about legal and justice issues, foreign affairs, gender issues and economic analysis for publications across Canada. Gabrielle can be reached by email here

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  • Monday, July 24, 2017

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    Lawyer Avoids Contempt Finding
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  • Editorial: Children first

    Law Times reports that the Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that a foster mother can be named a party in a child protection case, if it’s in the child’s best interests. The story details how lawyers who represent parents in child welfare proceedings say the decision in A.M. v. Valoris Pour Enfants et Adultes de Prescott-Russell is of concern, because the ultimate implications of such proceedings can result in the permanent abolishment of the child-parent relationship.
  • Monday, July 17, 2017

  • Editorial: Context is everything

    Law Times reports this week on a ruling by the Ontario Court of Appeal in R. v. Tinker. The decision reiterates there is no discretion for lower court judges to avoid imposing mandatory victim surcharges on offenders, regardless of their ability to pay the fines.
  • Monday, July 10, 2017

  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017

  • Editorial: Tax shakeup takes time

    Law Times reports this week about ongoing criticism around the federal government’s proposal to nix billed-basis accounting, which lets lawyers and some other professionals exclude the value of work in progress from their income and allows lawyers to defer paying taxes on work until it is billed. This would come about by the repeal of s. 34 of the federal Income Tax Act.
  • Editorial: Unfake news, open info

    On the face of it, access to information and press freedom may not seem like the most lawyerly issues. But when it comes to lawyers playing an important public role as legislative experts and thought leaders, their attention to these matters is indeed crucial.
  • Focus: Lawyers unhappy with preclearance bill

    Three Canadian Bar Association sections have flagged concerns with a federal bill aimed at boosting trade and speeding up the pre-clearance process.
  • Focus: Immigration detention under fire

    Lawyers say a recent Federal Court of Canada case shows the need for Canada to overhaul the way the country deals with the detention of immigrants.
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