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August, 2018
  • LSO seeks feedback on shrinking governing body

    The Law Society of Ontario is moving ahead with looking at whether the regulator should shrink the number of benchers and phase out some members, according to a recent report to Convocation from the Governance Task Force.
  • Ryerson’s law school proposal headed to ministry

    Ryerson University has submitted forms to the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities seeking approval of its new law school and expects to hear in the next six to nine months whether its program is approved and has received provincial funding, according to Anver Saloojee, dean of record for the law school.
  • CRA loses attempt to collect $2 million in taxes

    The Canada Revenue Agency has lost its attempt to collect on an Oshawa, Ont. lawyer’s outstanding $2-mllion tax bill via the law firm he owns with his two daughters.


  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Editorial Obiter

    Math and the law

    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.
  • Ian Harvey

    Inside Queen's Park

    Buck a beer could end up as buck a sip

    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.
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    The gig economy and the law

    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.

Focus On

  • Litigation wages over space between properties

    Some of the relevant case law may date back to the mid 19th century or earlier, but even in 2018, there appear to be judicial disagreements about how to apply the legal tests when it comes to litigation between neighbours over whether a prescriptive easement has been established on a space between their properties.
  • Sexual assault victim awarded $200,000 in civil action

    The Ontario Court of Appeal has rejected the notion that general damages for a sexual assault victim should be relatively modest if it is a single incident involving adults and no breach of trust.
  • SCC defamation ruling sends mixed messages

    The Supreme Court of Canada decision this June in a multi­jurisdictional defamation case was relatively clear-cut in the result, with six judges finding that Israel was the appropriate forum for an action brought by a Canadian businessman against the newspaper Haaretz.
  • Telus class action case heads to the SCC

    The application of a key provision in the provincial Arbitration Act when there are class actions involving two different types of potential claimants will be before the Supreme Court of Canada this fall.

Inside Story

  • Monday, August 20, 2018

    Monday, August 20, 2018

    Lawyers File Complaint Over Sex-Ed Curriculum

    Real Estate Lawyers Join Gowling WLG

    TLA Event

    Law Times Poll


  • Aug 20, 2018

    Editorial Cartoon: August 20, 2018


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