legislation


  • Family law matters

    Mar 19, 2018

    Legal aid funding is a tricky matter. There are limited resources for unlimited issues with the justice system, a sentiment I have often heard repeated by those tasked with figuring out how best to prioritize certain public policy issues with the public purse.

  • Lawyers pan minister’s response to legal aid study

    Lawyers pan minister’s response to legal aid study

    Mar 19, 2018

    Lawyers say that the federal justice minister’s response to recommendations by a Commons committee on how to improve legal aid in Canada is disappointing.

  • Fate of controversial CASL section unknown

    Fate of controversial CASL section unknown

    Mar 19, 2018

    The fate of a controversial section in Canada’s anti-spam legislation that allowed consumers the right to sue for breaches, before it was put on hold, remains unclear.

  • Confidence in federal program shaky, despite changes

    Confidence in federal program shaky, despite changes

    Mar 12, 2018

    Immigration lawyers are not convinced that the changes made this year to the federal Parents and Grandparents Program have made it any fairer.

  • Advocacy group says CBA proposal is anti-competitive

    Advocacy group says CBA proposal is anti-competitive

    Mar 12, 2018

    The leader of an immigration consultant advocacy group has blasted a Canadian Bar Association proposal to bring his profession entirely under the supervision of lawyers as anti-competitive.

  • Pushback over rejecting immigrants for health reasons

    Pushback over rejecting immigrants for health reasons

    Mar 12, 2018

    Canada has moved a step closer to limiting its ability to reject immigrants for health reasons after a parliamentary committee recommended the repeal of a controversial section of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

  • Elder financial abuse a pressing issue

    Elder financial abuse a pressing issue

    Feb 26, 2018

    The investment industry must act now to get ahead of the growing problem of elder financial abuse, according to one of the authors of a major new study on the subject.

  • Judge calls for culture shift on consent motions

    Judge calls for culture shift on consent motions

    Feb 26, 2018

    Will challengers in Toronto could face a higher bar to obtain disclosure after an estates list judge called for a culture shift away from generic consent motions for directions that enable fishing expeditions by disgruntled beneficiaries.

  • 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.

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