constitutional law


  • Little legal recourse for opponents of council cuts

    Little legal recourse for opponents of council cuts

    Sep 17, 2018

    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.

  • Never a dull moment

    Sep 17, 2018

    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.

  • Decision answers questions on SLAPP suits

    Decision answers questions on SLAPP suits

    Sep 3, 2018

    Ontario’s new anti-SLAPP legislation was tested in the Court of Appeal, with six rulings released Thursday, four of which were deemed strategic lawsuits against public participation.

  • Rules of civility

    Sep 3, 2018

    There has been widespread commentary on the so-called death of civility in the modern age.

  • Toronto lawyers against proposed city council cut

    Toronto lawyers against proposed city council cut

    Aug 6, 2018

    Some Toronto lawyers are voicing their opposition to a plan by the province to reduce the number of councillors elected in the City of Toronto.

  • Things fall apart

    Aug 6, 2018

    There’s a huge push and pull between the will to centralize — resources, goods, power — and the forces against it.

  • Doug Ford settling the score?

    Aug 6, 2018

    No sooner had Ontario Premier Doug Ford unveiled his plan to shake up Toronto city politics by eliminating nearly half the current council seats than the jokes were flying fast and furious within the federal parliamentary precinct.

  • Tribunals should consider Charter claims

    Jun 18, 2018

    About the Charter, Pierre Trudeau poig­nantly remarked, “I saw the Charter as an expression of my long-held view that the subject of law must be the individual human being; the law must permit the individual to fulfil himself or herself to the utmost.”

  • System shifts

    Feb 12, 2018

    When the world changes, does the law change with it? This, of course, is a matter of where you are situated.

  • Legal clinic challenges part of Income Tax Act

    Legal clinic challenges part of Income Tax Act

    Feb 12, 2018

    A legal clinic is challenging the constitutionality of part of the Income Tax Act that bars refugee claimants from receiving Canada child benefits.

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