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January, 2018


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    AI needs debate about potential bias

    Artificial intelligence — or, at a high level, computer systems that are self-learning and self-executing — is introducing profound efficiencies to the legal industry by automating an increasing number of tasks traditionally performed by legal professionals.
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Editorial Obiter

    Language rights

    When one is not a French speaker or living or practising inside Quebec or other areas of French-speaking Canada, it might be easy to lose sight of the importance of French-speaking judges and French legal services.

Focus On

  • No dramatic shift in police treatment of pot

    The legalization of possessing small amounts of cannabis for recreational use is a campaign promise that the Liberal government of Justin Trudeau is following through on since it was elected in the fall of 2015.
  • Heightened stock market interest in cannabis persists

    Earlier this month, some online brokerages in Canada received numerous complaints from customers about delays in placing trades and temporary outages.
  • Pot ad rules to be stricter than alcohol marketing

    The means of purchasing cannabis legally will soon be no different for people 19 years and older in Ontario than that of beer, wine or spirits.
  • Government-run pot stores coming

    The Ontario government is promising to open 40 government-run cannabis stores in more than a dozen municipalities once federal legislation is enacted later this year to permit the sale of the product for recreational use.

Inside Story


  • Jan 15, 2018

    Editorial Cartoon: January 15, 2018


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