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April, 2018
  • Assessments process still marred by delays

    An Ontario judge has added his voice to a chorus of justices and lawyers calling on the provincial government to fix long delays at assessment offices.
  • Chevron case heads to Court of Appeal again

    Third parties are asking the courts to unseal documents in a long-running case about whether an Ecuadorian judgment against oil giant Chevron should be enforced against a Canadian subsidiary in Ontario.
  • IRB vacancies make for greater delays for clients

    The government’s slow pace in filling vacancies on the Immigration and Refugee Board has led it to declare that it will no longer be meeting legislated timelines in the face of a wave of irregular asylum seekers crossing the Canada-U.S. border. Immigration lawyers say this is creating greater delays and uncertainty for their clients.


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    MMIWG inquiry process needs to improve

    Last month, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls requested a two-year extension and up to $50 million in order to complete its mandate.
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Editorial Obiter

    Assessments mess

    In March 2017, an Ontario Divisional Court ruling had sharp words for the province’s Ministry of the Attorney General over issues with its assessments office.

Focus On

  • Panel overturns decision to stay global class action

    The Court of Appeal for Ontario struck a blow for access to justice when it allowed a global class action to proceed here, despite the fact it involves absent foreign claimants, according to one of the lawyers spearheading the claim.
  • Class actions on worker misclassification will continue

    Worker misclassification class actions are here to stay, according to the growing band of employment lawyers handling cases for plaintiffs.
  • Viability of umbrella purchaser claims in question

    Competition lawyers are calling on the Supreme Court of Canada to settle the intensifying debate over the viability of umbrella purchaser claims.
  • Call for revamp of carriage motions

    Defendants should be completely excluded from carriage motions as part of a broader overhaul to the process for selecting class counsel, according to one of the lawyers on the losing side of the recent bruising battle to prosecute a price manipulation claim against a number of German automakers.

Inside Story

  • Monday, April 16, 2018

    Monday, April 16, 2018

    SABA Elects New President

    LEAF Files Factum In Voyeurism Case

    Legal Clinic Joins Society Of United Professionals

    Law Times Poll


  • Apr 16, 2018

    Editorial Cartoon: April 16, 2018


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