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January, 2019
  • New rules proposed for charities to employ lawyers

    Ontario lawyers and bencher contenders say they are hoping that new proposed rules for alternative business structures limit the corporate influence on lawyers, as a long-standing debate on the issue comes to the fore this spring.
  • Osgoode alumni call for lower tuition

    A group of recent alumni of York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School says they will no longer donate to the school until tuition is reduced. The alumni announced their intent to stop donating in a Jan. 7 open letter addressed to interim dean Mary Condon.
  • Lottery for retail cannabis favours big players

    Ontario’s cannabis retail authorization lottery guidelines place an onerous process on winners and only large, well-financed and established players will be able to handle it, say lawyers in the cannabis sector.


  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Editorial Obiter

    Tuition trouble

    Much has been written about the debt many students take on if they decide to attend law school. What is interesting to me is how students are now mobilizing to draw attention to their displeasure with tuition fees, and how this ties to wider problems facing the profession — like a lack of diversity or mental health issues, particularly for younger lawyers.
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    Foreign guardianship orders need action

    The Ontario legislature is failing in its responsibility to designate prescribed jurisdictions from which courts may recognize guardianship orders made outside of Canada.

Focus On

  • SCC decision liked by lenders

    In a decision widely welcomed by lenders, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the bankruptcy of a tax debtor, although subsequent to the repayment of the secured creditor’s debt, terminated secured creditors’ personal liability for deemed trust claims under s. 222 of the Excise Tax Act.
  • CRA rebuked for ‘fundamental misunderstanding’

    Should it hold up on appeal, the Tax Court of Canada’s September 2018 decision in Cameco Corporation v. The Queen may stand as one of the most resounding successes taxpayers have experienced to date in transfer pricing disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency.
  • SCC ruling on common interest privilege welcomed

    With its denial of the Crown’s application for leave to appeal in Minister of National Revenue v. Iggillis Holdings Inc., et al., a tax case, the Supreme Court of Canada has restored normalcy to the law regarding common interest privilege, say lawyers.
  • Decisions examine companies’ right not to self-audit

    To many observers, the Federal Court’s November 2018 decision in Canada (National Revenue) v. Atlas Tube Canada ULC has tempered the enthusiasm that arose in the business community following the Federal Court of Appeal’s earlier ruling in BP Canada Energy Company v. Canada (National Revenue).

Inside Story

  • Monday, January 14, 2019

    Monday, January 14, 2019

    Canadian Named Firm’s Global Chair

    Rhodes Wins TLA Award

    Case Management Pilot Launches

    Law Times Poll


  • Jan 14, 2019

    Editorial Cartoon: January 14, 2019


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