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  • Gabrielle Giroday

    And so, it has begun

    Nov 12, 2018

    And so, it has begun. Lawyers in Ontario have begun publicly declaring their interest in running for the role of bencher for the Law Society of Ontario, in an election set to take place in April 2019.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
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    Reform the Employment Standards Act

    Nov 12, 2018

    A recent case illustrates to Ontario lawyers the need to overhaul the Employment Standards Act to improve access to justice. Why? Because the current legal landscape creates economic incentives to pursue costly litigation.

    Andrew Winton
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    What lies beneath

    Nov 5, 2018

    The term “the tip of the iceberg” is used frequently, but the metaphor is an apt one, especially when it comes to this issue of Law Times.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
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    Familiarity with retail cannabis rules needed

    Nov 5, 2018

    October 17 has come and gone. Recreational cannabis is now legal across Canada and demand spiked instantly.

    Whitney Abrams
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Wake-up call

    Oct 29, 2018

    Much has been written in these pages in the past year about the silence in the legal profession around mental health issues.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
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    Trudeau’s gift to Google

    Oct 29, 2018

    With little fanfare or consultation, the Trudeau government with its commitment to the USMCA proposes to significantly alter the existing common law in Canada related to the law of defamation.

    Howard Winkler
  • Matthew Gourlay

    Barton is profoundly bad law

    Oct 29, 2018

    It’s said that bad facts make bad law. But this is true, I think, only if the courts fail in their duty to apply the law fairly and impartially when bad facts tempt them to distort the law unjustifiably in one party’s favour.

    Matthew Gourlay|A Criminal Mind
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Changing norms

    Oct 22, 2018

    The legal use of recreational cannabis is one indicator of changing norms. One day, it is likely that the one-time criminalization of cannabis will seem antiquated.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
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    Benjamin orders and estates

    Oct 22, 2018

    Estate trustees have several obligations and duties to the beneficiaries and the deceased including the fiduciary duty to fulfil the intentions and carry out the administration of the estate of the testator, as outlined in their last will and testament.

    Jonathan Friedman
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    The pendulum swings

    Oct 15, 2018

    If nature exists within a continuum, continually returning to a balanced state, then I think it’s fair to apply the same principles to our social structures.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
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