Current Issue

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February, 2019


  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Editorial Obiter

    Generational change

    This issue contains different stories involving issues facing young lawyers and their representation at bodies such as the Law Society of Ontario. The issue is top of mind in the lead-up to the upcoming bencher election, which will take place in April.
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    Act impacts estate litigation

    On Jan. 1, 2004, the Limitations Act, 2002 came into force in the province of Ontario. It has since acted as a restriction to the commencement of proceedings in civil litigation claims, including estate litigation.

Focus On

  • Program unfair until cap lifted

    The Sponsorship of Parents and Grandparents program will retain an element of unfairness until the annual cap on applicants is lifted, according to some immigration lawyers.
  • Uncertainty around program causes concern

    Just more than a year ago, the federal government confirmed the expiry in November 2019 of two pilot programs allowing caregivers for children and adults with high medical needs to apply for permanent residence following admission under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
  • Process for getting LMIAs should change

    The process for obtaining a Labour Market Impact Assessment must change to better reflect the reality of global commerce, according to a Toronto immigration lawyer.
  • Debate over birthright citizenship emerges

    Eliminating birthright citizenship would be an overreaction to fears about a growth in birth tourism, according to an Ottawa immigration law professor.

Inside Story


  • Feb 4, 2019

    Editorial Cartoon: February 4, 2019


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