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December, 2018
  • Longtime LSO benchers take stand on governance

    The Law Society of Ontario’s recent decision to further cull the number of benchers at Convocation means that several longtime members will lose the rights either to speak or vote in the next few months.
  • Parkdale legal clinic may have to move

    Parkdale Community Legal Services says it may be out of its location on Queen Street West. The organization received a termination notice on Oct. 16 to vacate its lease by Jan. 1, 2019, said Johanna Macdonald, clinic director of Parkdale Community Legal Services.
  • ADR can help with cannabis law

    Alternative dispute resolution methods could help resolve disputes arising from the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada, say lawyers.


  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Editorial Obiter

    Quite a year

    Thanks to the tech-heavy age in which we live, events seem to transpire at super-speed. That’s why, when we examine issues that have transpired in 2018, some can feel like they happened eons ago.
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    Make the simplified rules meaningful

    Rule 76 of the Rules of Civil Procedure was introduced to impose a mandatory simplified process for actions of comparatively modest monetary value, which exceed the jurisdiction of Small Claims Court.

Focus On

  • Interprovincial trade barriers evolving

    From all appearances, the legal landscape affecting interprovincial trade barriers and s. 121 of the Constitution Act, 1867 is evolving much more quickly than perhaps anyone expected.
  • Free trade deal impacts IP

    A lot of public attention on the merits of the trade agreement signed by Canada, the United States and Mexico has focused on industries such as the dairy sector and disputes over steel and aluminium tariffs that are still in place.
  • TPP start date means faster changes on tariffs

    The Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership will come into force on Dec. 30, and because of the way in which the treaty was drafted, the year-one tariff reductions will only be in effect for two days before the year-two tariff reductions come into force on Jan. 1.

Inside Story

  • Monday, December 10, 2018

    Monday, December 10, 2018

    LaForme Joins OKT

    Rothstein Calls For Culture Shift

    Campion Moves To Lax O’Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb

    Law Times Poll


  • Dec 10, 2018

    Editorial Cartoon: December 10, 2018


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Law Times Poll

A group of benchers opposed to the Statement of Principles will need to win the support of their colleagues to repeal the requirement. Do you think they will be successful in repealing the statement of principles in the coming year?