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Editorial: Vacancies, again

A proactive cabinet shuffle may be a smart move, but some burrs remain in the side of the federal government. The Canadian Bar Association kicked off 2017 by calling on Federal Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould to accelerate the hiring of judges, classifying the issue as “an acute access to justice problem.”
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Labour Pains: Summary judgments in wrongful dismissals

A motion for summary judgment is a procedural tool that is both practical and perilous.
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Editorial: Legislating leaves?

The interesting facet of labour and employment law is how it impacts all of us in our daily lives.
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Speaker's Corner: Stop being ashamed of tax planning

Over the last few years, there has been an uncomfortable rise in the trend I call tax shaming. That is the outrage on social media and from politicians attempting to cast any attempt to manage or reduce taxes as immoral.
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Speaker's Corner: Does conditional sentence bar immigrant from equity?

On Jan. 13, the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear R. v Tran.
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Speaker's Corner: Facing climate change

A recent burst of unseasonably warm weather led many to joke that the effects of climate change are favourable to Canadians. But the scientific realities facing our planet are downright scary. Our burning of fossil fuels has altered the basic chemistry of our planet. Global commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions fall disastrously short of meaningful action. 
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The Criminal Mind: Repealing law suits for modern times

Federal Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould has introduced legislation to repeal s. 159 of the Criminal Code. That provision establishes the age of consent for anal intercourse as 18 years old. The age of consent for all other sexual activities is 16 years old. Indeed, until a few years ago, it was 14 years old.
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Editorial Obiter: And to all, a good year

Many people have decried 2016 as a year of the terrible and chaotic.
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Speaker's Corner: Rebalancing defamation law in an online age

The legal principles supporting freedom of expression are important to Canadians. That said, these principles have their limits. In a digital age, the laws around defamation have struggled to keep up.
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Editorial: Activist campuses

All too often, academics are derided as being denizens of ivory towers and university campuses their playgrounds. But that old chestnut is not especially true today at campuses and law schools.
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    Access to Justice The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG) strives to inform the public on the importance of the people having access to legal resources and…
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    Legal Aid lawyers rally for collective bargaining rights Legal Aid Ontario lawyers held three protests in July to push the provincial government to support their attempts to unionize. The lawyers have been in…
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    Jane-Finch community gets employment law help Osgoode Hall Law School's Community Legal Aid Services Programme recently opened an employment law division for Toronto's Jane-Finch community.Phanath Im, review counsel for the division,…
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