Gabrielle Giroday

Gabrielle Giroday

Gabrielle Giroday is the editor of Law Times. She is a journalist and former government spokeswoman who has won awards for her work in both media and public service. She has experience writing and communicating about legal and justice issues, foreign affairs, gender issues and economic analysis for publications across Canada. Gabrielle can be reached by email here

Federal report pushes for changes to Copyright Act

Federal report pushes for changes to Copyright Act

Lawyers who give advice to artists and copyright owners say a recent report by the federal standing committee on Canadian Heritage contains some interesting findings.

Event aimed to help internationally trained lawyers with accreditation

Event aimed to help internationally trained lawyers with accreditation

Internationally trained lawyers are invited to an event at York University on June 12.

Judge throws out charge for man recorded urinating in police video

Judge throws out charge for man recorded urinating in police video

A judge from the Ontario Court of Justice had terse words for the Ontario Provincial Police after an impaired charge against an alleged impaired driver was dismissed.

Combating online hate could mean legal change

Combating online hate could mean legal change

The chairman of a federal justice committee that is examining online hate speech says that legal changes may be recommended as part of a response to combating online hate speech.

Feds should look at banning conversion therapy

Feds should look at banning conversion therapy

Members of the Canadian Bar Association are calling on the federal government to examine whether it has legal power to ban conversion therapy.

Court says doctors must make referrals, despite religious objections

Court says doctors must make referrals, despite religious objections

A ruling from the Court of Appeal for Ontario has upheld a lower court’s finding regarding whether doctors in Ontario must do referrals for patients who are seeking medical assistance for procedures where the doctors have religious objections.

CBA launches online resource for lawyers crossing international borders

CBA launches online resource for lawyers crossing international borders

The Canadian Bar Association has launched an online resource for its 36,000 members to use to educate themselves about their technological devices when they’re crossing international borders.

Judge denies certification for cyberattack class action

Judge denies certification for cyberattack class action

Superior Court of Justice Edward Belobaba has dismissed a motion for certification of a class action launched after a cyberattack targeting Casino Rama, a casino and hotel north of Toronto.

Fight to release audio and video recordings fails

Fight to release audio and video recordings fails

A legal battle over audio and video recordings of court proceedings has attracted the attention of lawyers in Ontario, and may be headed to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Constitutional challenge over sex offender registries succeeds

Constitutional challenge over sex offender registries succeeds

Judges with the Ontario Court of Appeal have said that a man who was found not criminally responsible for two sexual assault charges and absolutely discharged should not have to comply with the provincial and federal sex offender registries.