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  • Making a difference

    Jun 18, 2018

    No matter what your partisan leanings are, there were some heartening elements of the recent provincial election in Ontario. Take voter turnout, which was the highest it had been in nearly 20 years, with 58 per cent of eligible casting ballots.

  • Jury selection report shows system biased, say lawyers

    Jury selection report shows system biased, say lawyers

    Jun 18, 2018

    A report by a judge in Ottawa is making waves among lawyers because it reveals the statistics about the composition of juries in two Eastern Ontario regions.

  • HIV lawyers help fight stigma

    HIV lawyers help fight stigma

    Jun 4, 2018

    If the law and societal attitudes to HIV had advanced as fast as the science associated with the virus, Ryan Peck might well be out of a job.

  • Student unions awarded costs in private litigation cases

    Student unions awarded costs in private litigation cases

    May 7, 2018

    An Ontario Superior Court judge has ordered a men’s issues organization and two campus anti-abortion groups to pay for the costs of three students unions, after the student groups launched a legal battle against the students unions when their bids to be recognized as official student organizations and receive union funding were denied.

  • Stop the commercialization of surrogacy

    May 7, 2018

    In March, federal MP Anthony Housefather announced his intention to introduce a private member’s bill to decriminalize payment in surrogacy, egg donation and sperm donation arrangements in Canada.

  • 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.

  • Chevron case heads to Court of Appeal again

    Chevron case heads to Court of Appeal again

    Apr 16, 2018

    Third parties are asking the courts to unseal documents in a long-running case about whether an Ecuadorian judgment against oil giant Chevron should be enforced against a Canadian subsidiary in Ontario.

  • IRB vacancies make for greater delays for clients

    IRB vacancies make for greater delays for clients

    Apr 16, 2018

    The government’s slow pace in filling vacancies on the Immigration and Refugee Board has led it to declare that it will no longer be meeting legislated timelines in the face of a wave of irregular asylum seekers crossing the Canada-U.S. border. Immigration lawyers say this is creating greater delays and uncertainty for their clients.

  • 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.

  • Modern parenting

    Apr 9, 2018

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

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