Current Issue

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March, 2019
  • Paralegals push for family law reform in election

    The Law Society of Ontario is in the midst of a major overhaul of the role of paralegals in family law — and a proposal on the issue could become an imminent issue for the regulator’s newly elected benchers.
  • CAMH, donor square off at court

    The Court of Appeal for Ontario dismissed an appeal from a foundation that wanted to investigate how its donation had been used by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the CAMH Foundation.
  • OCA rethinks sentencing appeals

    The jurisdictional basis for summary conviction sentence appeals in Ontario was front and centre in a recent ruling by the Ontario Court of Appeal.
  • Suspended lawyer runs for bencher

    A Lawyer whose licence has been suspended after representing his wife in Small Claims Court will be allowed to run in the upcoming bencher election.


  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Editorial Obiter

    Tackling giant problems

    The unusual aspect of tackling problems is that we usually do not engage with them unless we have a self interest to do so or we’re told why the issue needs to change and understand it on a deeper level.
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    Nixing victim surcharges a good move

    Late last year, the Supreme Court of Canada quashed the mandatory victim surcharge imposed on accused convicted of criminal offences.

Focus On

  • Oral fluid testing presents problems

    Criminal defence and employment lawyers say that with new provisions in the Criminal Code around testing for cannabis usage, the reliability of oral fluid testing remains controversial.
  • Companies need to be aware of advertising restrictions

    The rules around advertising and promotion of cannabis are restrictive; however, lawyers say there is room within federal regulations to be creative if their clients are willing to assume a little risk.
  • Retailers and producers work out structure of storefronts

    With the rollout of private retail cannabis stores in Ontario, the province put restrictions in place to ensure that licensed producers can only maintain a 9.9-per-cent stake in those retail outlets.
  • Condo boards shifting rules after legalization

    Lawyers say some Ontario condominiums have been looking to change their rules to restrict cannabis. They say there are options for legally prohibiting cannabis in buildings, such as grandfathering rules to existing residents or owners if those guidelines to prohibit smoking were not in place before the Oct. 17, 2018 legalization date.

Inside Story

  • Monday, March 18, 2019

    Monday, March 18, 2019

    Anti-Slapp Cites Lawyer’s Reputation

    Leiper, Tranquilli Appointed Judges

    Jackman Wins Writing Award

    Law Times Poll


  • Mar 18, 2019

    Editorial Cartoon: March 18, 2019


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