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September, 2018
  • Little legal recourse for opponents of council cuts

    Ontario’s provincial government said it will use both the courts and the legislature to cut the size of Toronto’s city council ahead of an Oct. 22 election.
  • Judges press for more resources

    Chief Justice Heather Smith of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice publicly called for more facilities for the courts and to implement a new system for appointing judges at the Opening of the Courts ceremony last week.
  • Homeowner fighting condo development with challenge

    An Ottawa homeowner trying to prevent a condo development in his neighbourhood is challenging provisions in the Planning Act that allow developers to turn single-story houses into three-storey apartment complexes as unconstitutional.

Commentary


  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Editorial Obiter

    Never a dull moment

    Admittedly, when I heard about the move by lawyers to challenge Ontario over the constitutional validity of cutting the Toronto council wards in the midst of an election cycle, I had my doubts about its success.
  • Kady O'Malley

    The Hill

    Political financing under scrutiny

    Heads up, shy and retiring partisans. If you’re among the thousands of Canadians who regularly, if quietly, exercise their democratic right to fork over their hard-earned cash for the chance to get up close and personal — or at least be in the same room as — your federal party leader of choice, the details of your participation in such after-hours political activities may soon be a matter of public record.
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    The case against a right to be forgotten

    There is no right to be forgotten in Canada. In other words, there is no general right to have information about oneself de-listed or de-indexed from search engine results. Nor should there be.

Focus On


  • Umbrella damages case going to the Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court of Canada has granted leave in Pioneer v. Godfrey, a class action case that deals with “umbrella damages” in competition law, where the case law between British Columbia and Ontario differs.
  • Bureau offers guidance on efficiencies analysis

    The Competition Bureau released a draft guidance document on efficiencies analysis in merger reviews, which has allowed otherwise anti-competitive mergers to happen in Canada that would be blocked in other jurisdictions.
  • New competition commissioner needs vision

    The federal government is searching for a new competition commissioner following the retirement of John Pecman and appointment of an interim commissioner.
  • Supreme Court declines leave to appeal in TREB case

    In August, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed leave to appeal in the case of the Toronto Real Estate Board in its dispute with the competition commisioner, a case that touches on the intersection of competition law and privacy.

Inside Story


  • Monday, September 17, 2018

    Monday, September 17, 2018


    Pro Bono Ontario Celebrates Hotline Anniversary

    McCarthy’s Adds Lawyers

    Curry Wins Award

    Law Times Poll

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  • Sep 17, 2018

    Editorial Cartoon: September 17, 2018

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