Current Issue


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November, 2018
  • Alumni, students decry U of T’s law school fees

    Current and former students of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law say the school should cap annual tuition to $40,000 per year until the school can perform a financial review.
  • Accident victims pursue $600 million in lawsuits

    Six Ontario automobile insurers have been named in a series of class-action lawsuits by accident victims who are seeking millions in benefits they say they were denied because the insurer improperly subtracted the harmonized sales tax from their benefits packages.
  • John Rosen to receive major award from CLA

    The murder trial itself barely received any media coverage when it took place before a jury in a Toronto courtroom more than 30 years ago.

Commentary


  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Editorial Obiter

    What lies beneath

    The term “the tip of the iceberg” is used frequently, but the metaphor is an apt one, especially when it comes to this issue of Law Times.
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    Familiarity with retail cannabis rules needed

    October 17 has come and gone. Recreational cannabis is now legal across Canada and demand spiked instantly.

Focus On


  • Ontario case may weaken polluter pays principle

    A recent Ontario court decision testing the province’s Environmental Protection Act could have consequences for the polluter pays principle, lawyers say.
  • Trade agreement has new environmental rules

    The conclusion of the renewed NAFTA agreement, renamed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, contains new environmental provisions that have enforceable guidelines around water and air quality that the original agreement did not.
  • Ruling on obligations of bankrupt companies coming

    In the spring, the Supreme Court of Canada heard arguments in Orphan Well Association, et al. v. Grant Thornton Limited, et al., regarding the obligations that trustees or receivers of bankrupt companies have when it comes to cleaning up contaminated sites they have acquired.
  • Change in provincial government impacts clients

    With the Ontario government having repealed the province’s Green Energy Act, cancelling the provincial cap-and-trade regime and legislating that proponents cannot sue for certain cancelled projects, lawyers say they need to help their clients manage the political risk of doing business in the current political climate in Ontario.

Inside Story


  • Monday, November 5, 2018

    Monday, November 5, 2018


    Mandatory Reporting In Effect

    Teraview Outage

    Ross, Da Silva To Run For LSO Bencher

    Law Times Poll

Cartoon


  • Nov 5, 2018

    Editorial Cartoon: November 5, 2018

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