Aidan Macnab

Aidan Macnab

Aidan Macnab is acting associate editor for Canadian Lawyer and a graduate of the Ryerson School of Journalism. He has also attended the University of Regina. He has written for the Eyeopener, the Ryersonian, the Carillon (U of R paper), the Plaid Zebra (online lifestyle magazine), and Street Voices. Click here to contact him by email. 

 
 

New federal corporate rules raise privacy alarm bells

New federal corporate rules raise privacy alarm bells

Amendments to the Canada Business Corporations Act will require private companies to register “individuals with significant control.”

Criminal Lawyers Association launches old-robe clothing drive

Criminal Lawyers Association launches old-robe clothing drive

The Criminal Lawyers Association has launched a clothing drive to collect used barrister gowns at its spring conference in June and is calling on its peers to help save young lawyers the more-than-$500 investment.

Driver excluded from insurance plan sues for damages, loses

Driver excluded from insurance plan sues for damages, loses

The Ontario Superior Court has dismissed a motor vehicle accident claim brought by a plaintiff who was uninsured for his injuries after signing an excluded driver endorsement in the family insurance policy.

Cannabis companies still fighting for IP rights, says Blakes panel

Cannabis companies still fighting for IP rights, says Blakes panel

Seven months after legalization, there is still a long line for production licences and a mad, unpredictable scramble for intellectual property rights, say lawyers advising clients in the cannabis sector.

Lawyers criticize cuts to Legal Aid Ontario

Lawyers criticize cuts to Legal Aid Ontario

A number of lawyers spoke out in support of Legal Aid Ontario at Queen’s Park, saying the provincial government has released incorrect figures that are misleading the public about the number of clients it serves.

Torture victim appeal dismissed in fee dispute

Torture victim appeal dismissed in fee dispute

The Ontario Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal brought by Abdullah Almalki — a Canadian who was falsely accused of terrorism, then tortured and imprisoned in Syria — disputing the contingency fee agreement he made with his lawyers on a settlement he received from the Canadian government for complicity in his ordeal.

Lottery for retail cannabis favours big players

Lottery for retail cannabis favours big players

Ontario’s cannabis retail authorization lottery guidelines place an onerous process on winners and only large, well-financed and established players will be able to handle it, say lawyers in the cannabis sector.

Accident victims pursue $600 million in lawsuits

Accident victims pursue $600 million in lawsuits

Six Ontario automobile insurers have been named in a series of class-action lawsuits by accident victims who are seeking millions in benefits they say they were denied because the insurer improperly subtracted the harmonized sales tax from their benefits packages.

Labour law changes to impact lawyers, clients

Labour law changes to impact lawyers, clients

Lawyers say the Ontario government’s plan to review and possibly reverse the former Liberals’ labour and employment reforms are causing uncertainty with their clients, after implementing reforms that now may never come to pass.

Homeowner fighting condo development with challenge

Homeowner fighting condo development with challenge

An Ottawa homeowner trying to prevent a condo development in his neighbourhood is challenging provisions in the Planning Act that allow developers to turn single-story houses into three-storey apartment complexes as unconstitutional.