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Speaker's Corner: Terror ruling may impact Khadr case

Recently, the Ontario Court of Appeal substantially upheld the Superior Court’s decision in Tracy v. Iran. Previously, the Superior Court had recognized U.S. default judgments in favour of victims of terrorist groups sponsored by the Iranian government and, in turn, ordered that Iran’s state assets located within Canada be paid to the victims. The decision was the first of its kind in Canada under the Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act.
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Editorial: Wise Iacobucci

There is surging public awareness and interest in Canada’s relationship with indigenous peoples.
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Labour Pains: Dishonesty and just cause dismissal

A single act of dishonesty may constitute cause for dismissal, even if the specific incident is of minor consequence. It is not so much the dishonest act itself; rather it is the  revelation of a character that is untrustworthy that provides the legitimate basis for termination of the employment relationship. In Aboagye v. Atomic Energy of Canada, 2017 ONCA 598, the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld the lower court’s decision that an employee’s single act of dishonesty went to the core of the employment relationship and justified dismissal for cause.
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Inside Queen's Park: Dreams of digital justice process still elusive

The process of justice of justice never sleeps.
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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.
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Speaker's Corner: A two-tier system to serve the people

All systems of justice have underlying principles. They may be to serve the leader, the state, the administrators or the people.
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The Hill: Sea change a Tory dream

Not long before he won the 2006 election, Stephen Harper talked about how Conservatives’ power would be held in check by all the Liberal-laden institutions in Ottawa.
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Editorial: Context is everything

Law Times reports this week on a ruling by the Ontario Court of Appeal in R. v. Tinker.
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Speaker's Corner: Pay transparency laws needed

It’s been 30 years since Ontario adopted its then world-leading pay equity law to end systemic sex discrimination in pay. But three decades later, the gender pay gap remains a human rights crisis that impoverishes women in Ontario and across Canada. Now, as frustration mounts, both workers and investors are calling for pay transparency laws to boost robust enforcement to close the gender pay gap.
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Labour Pains: Deductions on mitigation incomes

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision provides a useful road map for employers and their advisors regarding the deductibility of various incomes that wrongfully dismissed employees could earn during their statutory and reasonable notice periods.
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An estate trustee who took an ‘egregious' position in litigation has been ordered to personally pay more than $140,000 in costs. Will this ruling serve as an appropriate caution to executors on how they conduct themselves in litigation?
Yes, this will remind trustees of the potential exposure of significant awards being made against them personally.
No, it’s unlikely this ruling will dissuade executors from engaging in unreasonable conduct during litigation.