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







Latest Commentary

  • Editorial: Crisis looming

    Let it be noted that I do not think technological upgrades are a panacea to all the challenges facing the legal profession. However, when I repeatedly hear about the surge of self-represented litigants and the many challenges facing people involved in family law disputes, I am concerned about the disconnect between the formal legal profession and the wider society the law is meant to serve.
  • Editorial Cartoon: May 29, 2017

  • Monday, May 29, 2017

  • Monday, May 22, 2017

  • Editorial: Uh oh, LAO

    When it came to light late last year that Legal Aid Ontario was facing a $26-million deficit, a review by Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi was promised.
  • Monday, May 15, 2017

  • Editorial: Framework shifts

    At times, there can be a tendency in journalism to add drama and flourish, as well as action phrases, to the written word. That being said, it would be fair to say that when the SCC ruled in R. v. Jordan, a traditional legal framework was shattered.
  • Monday, May 8, 2017

  • Editorial: Intervention early

    A Law Times story this week describes a new study by the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice. In the study, senior research fellow Ab Currie — who has 30 years of experience at Justice Canada — found that a pilot project in Southwestern Ontario legal clinics has successfully tapped into unmet legal needs, through a community partnership approach with 125 organizations and service agencies.
  • Monday, May 1, 2017

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