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: Not so vexatious

    Justice David Stratas of the Federal Court of Appeal has delivered a balanced ruling on the thorny problem of vexatious litigants. As reported in Law Times, lawyers say the ruling litigant will bring greater certainty to when and how lawyers should bring motions to curb frivolous litigation.
  • Editorial: Protecting sources?

    Much coverage has been dedicated to the trouble the journalism industry has endured in the last decade. And yet, there are bright spots. One sunny note is Bill S-231, in the wake of revelations from Quebec that Montreal police were spying on journalists.
  • Monday, March 20, 2017

  • Editorial: A tart ruling

    One hopes that Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi took a look at an Ontario Divisional Court ruling issued recently. The ruling in Gilbert’s LLP v. David Dixon Inc., 2017 ONSC 1345 (CanLii) is a sharp rebuke regarding the current state of the province’s assessment office.
  • Monday, March 13, 2017

  • Editorial: No judge is an island

    Revolution in the streets is what leads to decisions in the courts, said a sign I saw last week. It surprised and delighted me, as it was a reference to the fact that our ever-evolving social context can inform our judges and vice versa. While in theory there is a delineated line between the judges and legislators, both are informed by the social climate of our time.
  • Monday, March 6, 2017

  • Editorial: Family welfare

    Law Times has two stories this week focused on issues related to child welfare. In one, Ontario Superior Court Justice Grant Campbell found two lawyers provided incompetent counsel while representing parents in a family law case that he said shows the poor state of the child welfare system in Canada.
  • Monday, February 27, 2017

  • Monday, February 20, 2017

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