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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.

  • Plant breeders’ rights overlooked in cannabis IP strategy

    Plant breeders’ rights overlooked in cannabis IP strategy

    Jun 11, 2018

    Lawyers are encouraging cannabis producers to include plant breeders’ rights in their business’s intellectual property strategy, especially as cannabis is set to become legal this year.

  • More incentives needed for emerging businesses

    More incentives needed for emerging businesses

    Jun 11, 2018

    Intellectual property lawyers say the federal government’s recently announced intellectual property strategy gives a positive framework for IP protection and promotion in Canada, but it could include more concrete incentives for emerging businesses.

  • The modern condition

    Jun 11, 2018

    I once heard a very smart insight, that if we look back at the circumstances of our own lives over one-year increments, momentous change would be difficult to discern.

  • End criminality for surrogacy and gamete donation

    Jun 11, 2018

    As lawyers, we have a duty to protect the interests of our clients.

  • Businesses should prepare for trademark trolls

    Businesses should prepare for trademark trolls

    Jun 11, 2018

    Intellectual property lawyers expect to see an increase in trademark trolls or squatters after long-awaited amendments to the Trade-marks Act come into force early next year.

  • New family law amendments focus on rights of the child

    New family law amendments focus on rights of the child

    May 28, 2018

    The federal government introduced new family law legislation that introduces the first significant changes to the Divorce Act in 20 years and is more focused on the best interests of the child.

  • OCA clarifies Limitations Act provisions related to third-party claims

    OCA clarifies Limitations Act provisions related to third-party claims

    May 22, 2018

    Limitations Act provisions that have been the subject of conflicting Superior Court decisions related to third-party claims have finally been clarified by the Ontario Court of Appeal.

  • Environmental lawyers look for certainty in assessment bill

    Environmental lawyers look for certainty in assessment bill

    May 22, 2018

    The federal government’s Bill C-69, the Impact Assessment Act, proposes to reform the federal environmental assessment regime and place more emphasis on early engagement with affected communities as a way of avoiding problems as the assessment process unfolds.

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