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May, 2018
  • Duty of care must be scrutinized, says OCA

    The full extent or scope of any duty of care that is owed by a defendant must be carefully scrutinized when deciding what types of damages may apply to this duty, the Ontario Court of Appeal has stressed in a class action case related to the 2008 listeriosis outbreak.
  • LSO will review good character requirements

    A proposal to have a working group review the good character requirements by the Law Society of Ontario has been withdrawn after the LSO indicated its willingness to take on the project of its own accord.
  • Disbarred lawyer ordered to pay nearly $800,000

    A disbarred lawyer is appealing after a judge sentenced him to seven years in jail for his role in a $1.5-million small-business-loan fraud.


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    Legal education could do with more competition

    The Canadian law degree, as we know it, needs to be seriously re-thought, and a future Ryerson law school might be just the kind of disruption our legal education market needs.
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Editorial Obiter

    Cybersecurity sagacity

    It’s the dawn of a new age after Facebook users around the world have found out unexpected ways their personal information may be available to others through their use of the social media platform.
  • Kady O'Malley

    The Hill

    Names of bills carry meaning

    Before we start going through the Liberals’ long-awaited plan to rewrite Canada’s electoral rulebook, let us take a moment to appreciate the restraint demonstrated by Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould in coming up with a suitably anodyne short title for her 352-page omnibus bill.

Focus On

  • Connected devices can lead to security risks

    An Ottawa lawyer says the makers and sellers of internet-abled devices are not governed by any particular provincial or federal legislation to ensure those gadgets are secure.
  • Concerns surfacing over use of personal info in AI

    As artificial intelligence develops and new approaches such as blockchain emerge dealing with huge amounts of data, lawyers say concerns are surfacing over the use and protection of individuals’ personal information. Imran Ahmad, who leads Miller Thomson LLP’s cybersecurity team, sees the potential for risk as he looks at the emergence and use of artificial intelligence.
  • Rulings help define privacy expectations

    A pair of recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions sets the foundation for the reasonable expectation of privacy in the digital age. The rulings provide guidance in both criminal and civil law applications, say lawyers.
  • Lawyers preparing for mandatory data-breach reporting

    Lawyers say they are ramping up in anticipation of the rollout of new mandatory data-breach reporting rules going into effect in Canada.

Inside Story

  • Monday, May 14, 2018

    Monday, May 14, 2018

    Backlash Over New Interim Dean

    Internationally Trained Event

    Condo Board Ruling

    Law Times Poll


  • May 14, 2018

    Editorial Cartoon: May 14, 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?