legislation


  • 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.

  • Read the fine print

    Apr 23, 2018

    Recently, the Canadian Bar Association offered carefully worded recommendations to a federal finance committee tasked with reviewing the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act.

  • 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.

  • U.S. export controls could impact Ontario businesses

    U.S. export controls could impact Ontario businesses

    Apr 9, 2018

    American export controls are becoming an increasingly important issue as the U.S. administration threatens to tear up the nuclear deal with Iran in June, under U.S. President Donald Trump.

  • Sweeping changes proposed for Criminal Code

    Sweeping changes proposed for Criminal Code

    Apr 9, 2018

    Under the federal government’s proposed changes to the Criminal Code, an individual charged with selling street-level amounts of crack cocaine will be entitled to a preliminary hearing, but someone prosecuted for a significant white collar fraud will not.

  • Modern parenting

    Apr 9, 2018

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

  • Campaign finance reforms put to the test

    Apr 9, 2018

    Ontarians will go to the polls June 7 for a provincial general election. This election is noteworthy as the first to be conducted under a vastly reformed regime of campaign finance that took effect in January 2017, with the coming into force of The Election Finances Statute Law Amendment Act, 2016.

  • Can electoral system withstand threats?

    Mar 26, 2018

    A week may be a lifetime in politics, but 19 months can elapse in a hurry, especially when it comes to election preparation.

  • Driverless vehicles hold privacy concerns

    Driverless vehicles hold privacy concerns

    Mar 19, 2018

    Motorists may have a reason to have privacy concerns related to driverless vehicles.

  • Debate on seeking consent around personal information

    Debate on seeking consent around personal information

    Mar 19, 2018

    How to seek consent from Canadian users to collect, use and disclose their personal information in the digital age is the subject of ongoing debate.

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