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    End legal stigma against people with HIV

    Apr 23, 2018

    For those with access to treatment, HIV has transformed into a chronic medical condition. However, in many other ways, Canada is stuck in the 1980s.

    Ryan Peck
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Read the fine print

    Apr 23, 2018

    Recently, the Canadian Bar Association offered carefully worded recommendations to a federal finance committee tasked with reviewing the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
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    MMIWG inquiry process needs to improve

    Apr 16, 2018

    Last month, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls requested a two-year extension and up to $50 million in order to complete its mandate.

    Kim Stanton
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Assessments mess

    Apr 16, 2018

    In March 2017, an Ontario Divisional Court ruling had sharp words for the province’s Ministry of the Attorney General over issues with its assessments office.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Modern parenting

    Apr 9, 2018

    When the federal Liberal government recently released its gender-balanced budget, it was big news.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
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    Campaign finance reforms put to the test

    Apr 9, 2018

    Ontarians will go to the polls June 7 for a provincial general election. This election is noteworthy as the first to be conducted under a vastly reformed regime of campaign finance that took effect in January 2017, with the coming into force of The Election Finances Statute Law Amendment Act, 2016.

    Sebastian Spano
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Can electoral system withstand threats?

    Mar 26, 2018

    A week may be a lifetime in politics, but 19 months can elapse in a hurry, especially when it comes to election preparation.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Shrink Convocation

    Mar 26, 2018

    It’s pretty clear that the governing body of the Law Society of Ontario must decrease in size.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
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    Shorten timelines and improve perverse system

    Mar 26, 2018

    On a recent occasion, I listened to a family lawyer colleague talk about the circumstances of a case where the parties seemed to be really intransigent.

    Ryan Handlarski
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Family law matters

    Mar 19, 2018

    Legal aid funding is a tricky matter. There are limited resources for unlimited issues with the justice system, a sentiment I have often heard repeated by those tasked with figuring out how best to prioritize certain public policy issues with the public purse.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
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