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  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Math and the law

    Aug 20, 2018

    As summer closes and the school year draws near, topics relating to education are top of mind. Recently, Law Times began a series looking at the need for a proposed law school at Ryerson University, which is set to open in 2020.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
  • Ian Harvey

    Buck a beer could end up as buck a sip

    Aug 20, 2018

    Suds. Brewskis. Barley sandwich. Nectar of the Gods. The concept of a Buck a Beer on these last sweltering days of summer is a siren’s call to many voters.

    Ian Harvey|Inside Queen's Park
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    The gig economy and the law

    Aug 20, 2018

    Who is a worker in Ontario? The test in the province to determine who is an employee or an independent contractor under the Employment Standards Act includes certain fundamental criteria.

    Vanisha Sukdeo
  • 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
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