diversity


  • Scrutiny needed on how jury rolls put together

    Scrutiny needed on how jury rolls put together

    Feb 26, 2018

    The acquittal of Saskatchewan farmer Gerald Stanley earlier this month in the shooting death of Colten Boushie has sparked calls for changes to the jury selection process to ensure juries are more representative of the makeup of the local community.

  • Juries under scrutiny

    Feb 26, 2018

    The shooting death of Colten Boushie and subsequent acquittal of Gerald Stanley — who was charged with second-degree murder in connection with Boushie’s death — has raised outrage and ire across the country.

  • Federal bill on corporate boards gets amendments

    Federal bill on corporate boards gets amendments

    Feb 5, 2018

    A bill to amend the federal Canada Business Corporations Act has seen a number of amendments in the Senate that could affect how directors are voted on and around targets for diversity on boards.

  • Rest up for 2018

    Dec 11, 2017

    No one would say it was a dull year. While 2016 might have brought external developments that few could have anticipated, the most interesting facets of the legal profession in 2017 were the discussions that took place internally.

  • LSUC benchers reject exemption for statement of principles

    LSUC benchers reject exemption for statement of principles

    Dec 1, 2017

    The Law Society of Upper Canada’s statement of principles requirement will not become optional.

  • Benchers to vote on statement

    Nov 27, 2017

    The Law Society of Upper Canada has released a guide that it hopes will clarify its statement of principles requirement.

  • Debate most useful

    Nov 27, 2017

    Any lawyer looking for debate is sure to find it with their peers. The amount of discussion set off over requiring lawyers to sign a statement of principles has been a heady surprise.

  • No freedom to remain silent

    No freedom to remain silent

    Nov 20, 2017

    The heated debate over the Law Society of Upper Canada’s decision to require licensees to adopt a statement of principles related to diversity and inclusion has become a distraction from the work that needs to be done. While I am in favour of the requirement, the real issue, from my perspective, is not compelled speech; it is that all lawyers, and especially white lawyers like me, do not have the freedom to remain silent on these issues if we hope to maintain the public’s confidence, irrespective of the obligations our regulator establishes. In the legal profession, promoting diversity is not about political speech or belief; rather, the public rightly expects that the justice system reflects our broader community, and so diversity is at the core of what it means to be a lawyer.

  • Monday October 30, 2017

    Monday October 30, 2017

    Oct 30, 2017


    Cross-examination controversy

    High pay and health outcomes

    Appeal Dismissed

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  • New judges announced, but more needed

    Oct 31, 2016
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