legislation


  • 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.

  • Time for archaic Divorce Act to be updated

    Time for archaic Divorce Act to be updated

    Feb 26, 2018

    Leaders in the field of family law say they’re hopeful the federal government will finally update the “archaic” Divorce Act.

  • Civil forfeiture, an uncivil remedy

    Feb 12, 2018

    Ontario’s Civil Remedies Act is an extraordinary and draconian piece of legislation.

  • 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.

  • Morneau tax proposals still problematic

    Morneau tax proposals still problematic

    Jan 29, 2018

    Despite federal Liberal Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s attempt to soften his plan to tax private Canadian companies, tax lawyers still see major problems with the proposals.

  • Tax facts

    Jan 29, 2018

    Tax issues aren’t always front and centre when it comes to media coverage.

  • Condo tribunal won’t award costs to winning litigants

    Condo tribunal won’t award costs to winning litigants

    Jan 22, 2018

    The new Condominium Authority Tribunal — the province’s first of its kind launched last November — is designed to quickly resolve condominium disputes.

  • Electric vehicle plan could present problems

    Electric vehicle plan could present problems

    Jan 22, 2018

    An attempt by the provincial government to introduce rules allowing the installation of electric car chargers in condominium buildings could run into some problems, say lawyers.

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