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April, 2018

Commentary


  • Kady O'Malley

    The Hill

    Canadian committees toil away

    First off, a confession: Whenever a legislative committee lands a spot in the primetime spotlight — usually, although not invariably, a U.S. congressional panel in the throes of investigating a controversy generating headlines around the globe, as was the case with the recent grilling of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg — I start steeling myself for the seemingly inevitable moment when someone will turn to me with the seemingly simple question: Why can’t our committees be more like that?
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Editorial Obiter

    Tragedy and the law

    Death and suffering is an inescapable element of the human condition. Lately, there have been far too many relentlessly awful events in the headlines.
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    Costs awards in estate litigation need scrutiny

    Estate litigation matters are becoming more and more expensive. Clients are required to foot the bill for medical expert reports and examinations of solicitors.

Focus On


  • More Indigenous courts open across province

    Ontario’s legal system has taken a noticeable turn as it tries, increasingly, to deal with the high proportion of Indigenous people who find themselves in criminal courts.
  • Navigating consent with groups a careful process

    After many years of negotiations, the Saugeen Ojibway Nation has successfully secured an agreement with Ontario Power Generation to ensure that its consent would be necessary for a proposed nuclear waste site on the Bruce Peninsula to go ahead.
  • Federal bill aims to improve environmental assessments

    The federal government has proposed reforms to environmental laws that address major issues around the impact of development on Indigenous culture.
  • Class action may reach resolution in shorter timeline

    A $1.8-billion class action application launched in January accuses the federal government of segregating portions of Canada’s Indigenous population in “Indian hospitals” across the country between 1945 and 1981, where people were allegedly abused, confined and mistreated.

Inside Story


  • Monday, April 30, 2018

    Monday, April 30, 2018


    Arleen Huggins To Receive WLAO Award

    Man Gets 14 Months In Crash Death Of Lawyer

    TLA To Host Greg Gilhooly

    Law Times Poll

Cartoon


  • Apr 30, 2018

    Editorial Cartoon: April 30, 2018

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