Invoking notwithstanding clause, Ford Government passes amendments to Election Finances Act

Last week, Superior Court ruled third-party election advertising limits unconstitutional
BY Aidan Macnab 14 Jun 2021

International lawyer and professor Payam Akhavan wins Law Society’s 2021 Human Rights Award

Akhavan is outstanding academic, exceptional international legal advocate, says Law Society
BY Bernise Carolino 14 Jun 2021

New national study will evaluate well-being in legal profession

In Ontario, all lawyers, paralegals and articling students are being invited to participate
BY Aidan Macnab 14 Jun 2021

Taxi company’s insurer not liable for accident victim’s statutory accident benefits

Underlying claim is whether taxi company is vicariously liable when dispatched cab hits pedestrian
BY Bernise Carolino 14 Jun 2021

Human Rights Tribunal extended protected ground of citizenship to include permanent residency: Court

Divisional Court’s decision leaves door open for similar challenges in the future, says lawyer
BY Aidan Macnab 11 Jun 2021

Second ruling on whether a COVID-related layoff is constructive dismissal produces opposite result

‘We have now this complete state of uncertainty,’ says employment lawyer Stuart Rudner
BY Aidan Macnab 09 Jun 2021

Ontario Court of Appeal split over sobriety check of driver which occurred on private driveway

Hopefully ruling serves to end debate on the extension of s. 48(1) of Highway Traffic Act: lawyer
BY Aidan Macnab 09 Jun 2021

Queen’s Law professor Cherie Metcalf receives grants for climate change research

Research looks at how division of powers, governance affect effective policy development
BY Bernise Carolino 09 Jun 2021


Human rights commission urges province’s justice sector to keep prison population low amid COVID-19

Relying on vaccine rollout not enough because prison populations quickly rotate: commission

New trial ordered due to ineffective legal assistance: Ontario Court of Appeal

Court stressed the importance of maintaining written instructions from clients

‘Do not fuel the flame:’ serving family law clients struggling financially due to COVID lockdowns

Lawyer and mediator Nathalie Boutet on helping families in an unpredictable economy

Adam Dodek to step down as uOttawa Common Law Section dean, with Alain Roussy to be interim dean

School will undergo appointment process for law school’s next dean

Free new online resource released to help public understand Accessible Canada Act

People with disabilities make up around 22 per cent of Canada’s population, says Statistics Canada

Pension fund trustees obligated to consider climate change risk: lawyer

Canada Climate Law Initiative released legal opinion May 26, a big day for climate accountability


Bill C-22 repealed Mandatory Minimum Penalties for all drug offences and the Federal Liberals say they want to take more of a health-care-focused approach to illegal drugs. Critics say the government should have proposed their decriminalization. What do you think? Did the Federal Government's Justice reforms go far enough?