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May, 2018
  • Threshold decision clarifies role of expert witnesses

    A recent Ontario court decision saw a judge overrule a jury’s award to a woman involved in a motor vehicle crash because he felt the case didn’t meet the threshold for permanent and serious injury.
  • LawPRO heads to the SCC on bankruptcy case

    LawPRO has turned to the Supreme Court of Canada for help in its latest, and possibly final, attempt to recover almost $200,000 from a Hamilton, Ont. man who spent mortgage funds mistakenly advanced to him by his lawyer.
  • Student unions awarded costs in private litigation cases

    An Ontario Superior Court judge has ordered a men’s issues organization and two campus anti-abortion groups to pay for the costs of three students unions, after the student groups launched a legal battle against the students unions when their bids to be recognized as official student organizations and receive union funding were denied.

Commentary


  • Stop the commercialization of surrogacy

    In March, federal MP Anthony Housefather announced his intention to introduce a private member’s bill to decriminalize payment in surrogacy, egg donation and sperm donation arrangements in Canada.
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Editorial Obiter

    Modern life

    Critics are always quick to point out that the law does not always evolve at the lightning-quick pace of science and technology.

Focus On


  • Core constitutional arguments at centre of B.C. case

    Constitutional law precedents that date back several years or even decades will be at the centre of a reference by the British Columbia government to its Court of Appeal on the validity of proposed amendments to the Environmental Management Act.
  • Laws to improve prompt payment about to take effect

    More than seven years since the province first proposed legislative changes to improve prompt payment in the construction industry, amendments to address this issue are finally about to take effect.
  • Sentence given under anti-corruption statute upheld

    When Donald Trump was increasing his business interests outside of North America and in countries such as India, he made regular appearances on CNBC, the cable business news channel.
  • Provincial election means energy sector uncertainty

    The Progressive Conservative leader has promised to “clean up the hydro mess” by firing the chief executive and the board of Hydro One, although there may be difficulties in that the province no longer has majority control of the publicly traded company.

Inside Story


  • Monday, May 7, 2018

    Monday, May 7, 2018


    $2-Billion Class Action Commenced Against Facebook

    William D.T. Carter To Receive MLST Award

    Legal Aid Ontario To Fund CABL

    Law Times Poll

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  • May 7, 2018

    Editorial Cartoon: May 7, 2018

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