Latest Commentary

  • Panama Papers and solicitor-client privilege

    Aug 13, 2018

    With the recent release of another 1.2 million files in data from a further “Panama Papers” leak, there are renewed questions being asked internationally around the complicity and facilitation of money laundering by lawyers.

    Rebecca Bromwich
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Things fall apart

    Aug 6, 2018

    There’s a huge push and pull between the will to centralize — resources, goods, power — and the forces against it.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
  • Kady O'Malley

    Doug Ford settling the score?

    Aug 6, 2018

    No sooner had Ontario Premier Doug Ford unveiled his plan to shake up Toronto city politics by eliminating nearly half the current council seats than the jokes were flying fast and furious within the federal parliamentary precinct.

    Kady O'Malley|The Hill
  • Doron Gold

    Is LSO discipline catching up with the times?

    Aug 6, 2018

    I’m frequently asked how I think the legal profession in Canada is doing in being more thoughtful, compassionate and constructive around issues of mental health and addictions among its members.

    Doron Gold|The Lawyer Therapist
  • Ian Harvey

    Ford schools critics on legislative process

    Jul 30, 2018

    There was a moment in the Ontario general election when they mocked Doug Ford because he refused to detail how a bill becomes law.

    Ian Harvey|Inside Queen's Park
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Imperfection rules

    Jul 23, 2018

    If much of modern technology focuses on extracting the messiness and toil out of life (like automated cars and artificial intelligence, for example), then one could assume that the law exists to clarify matters when things, indeed, go wrong. And go wrong they will.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
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    Networking and the #MeToo movement

    Jul 23, 2018

    The #MeToo movement was brought to the forefront in 2017 following the allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. The movement is alive and well in Canada.

    Renata K. Laubman
  • Philip Girard

    Mass murder and capital punishment

    Jul 16, 2018

    Recent mass shootings in the United States have tended to confirm Canadians’ sense that such events can’t happen here. Similar events in Canada are not numerous, but those that have occurred are not well known.

    Philip Girard|That's History
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    The lasting impact of the Forcillo conviction

    Jul 10, 2018

    Earlier this year, the Ontario Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal of former Toronto Police Service officer James Forcillo over his conviction of attempted murder and the resulting sentence of six years.

    Marcy Segal
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Priorities beckon

    Jul 9, 2018

    Efficiency and the justice system — two words that tend not to be paired together very frequently.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
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