legislation


  • No dramatic shift in police treatment of pot

    No dramatic shift in police treatment of pot

    Jan 15, 2018

    The legalization of possessing small amounts of cannabis for recreational use is a campaign promise that the Liberal government of Justin Trudeau is following through on since it was elected in the fall of 2015.

  • Heightened stock market interest in cannabis persists

    Heightened stock market interest in cannabis persists

    Jan 15, 2018

    Earlier this month, some online brokerages in Canada received numerous complaints from customers about delays in placing trades and temporary outages.

  • Pot ad rules to be stricter than alcohol marketing

    Pot ad rules to be stricter than alcohol marketing

    Jan 15, 2018

    The means of purchasing cannabis legally will soon be no different for people 19 years and older in Ontario than that of beer, wine or spirits.

  • Government-run pot stores coming

    Government-run pot stores coming

    Jan 15, 2018

    The Ontario government is promising to open 40 government-run cannabis stores in more than a dozen municipalities once federal legislation is enacted later this year to permit the sale of the product for recreational use.

  • Language rights

    Jan 15, 2018

    When one is not a French speaker or living or practising inside Quebec or other areas of French-speaking Canada, it might be easy to lose sight of the importance of French-speaking judges and French legal services.

  • Now the work really begins

    Jan 8, 2018

    In 2017, when the #MeToo movement was named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, the movements’ creator, Tarana Burke, said, “Now the work really begins.”

  • Lingering concerns remain over tax changes

    Lingering concerns remain over tax changes

    Jan 8, 2018

    Despite the federal government’s scaling back of some of its proposed tax reforms for professional corporations, tax lawyers say the revised changes could still have unfavourable effects on lawyers and their clients.

  • No insulation from civil forfeiture

    No insulation from civil forfeiture

    Dec 11, 2017

    A plea bargain with the federal Crown in a criminal proceeding in which it agrees not to seek forfeiture of certain assets will not necessarily prevent the province from successfully bringing its own application under the Civil Remedies Act.

  • Judges should examine if drivers criminally culpable

    Judges should examine if drivers criminally culpable

    Dec 11, 2017

    The Ontario Court of Appeal is reminding trial judges that in cases involving a fatal collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian, the focus should be on whether the driver’s actions were criminally culpable and not the specific circumstances of the collision.

  • An optimistic end to 2017

    An optimistic end to 2017

    Dec 11, 2017

    When 2017 got under way, Canadian politics-watchers were keen to see how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would find common ground with President Donald Trump.

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