health law


  • Genetic discrimination unclear in provincial law

    Genetic discrimination unclear in provincial law

    Sep 10, 2018

    Canadians continue to need greater protection against discrimination on the basis of genetic characteristics, lawyers say.

  • Lawyers advise against treatment loans

    Lawyers advise against treatment loans

    Jul 23, 2018

    As governments have scaled back the insurance coverage available for medical treatments available to those who have been injured in accidents, treatment loans are becoming available to clients as a means of keeping treatments going until a trial or settlement.

  • Lawyers voice concerns about biometrics expansion

    Lawyers voice concerns about biometrics expansion

    Jul 9, 2018

    On July 31, the Canadian government will require biometric information from travellers to the country from Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Travellers from Asia, the Asia Pacific and the Americas will be required to give the information starting Dec. 31.

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    Monday, July 2, 2018

    Jul 2, 2018


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  • HIV lawyers help fight stigma

    HIV lawyers help fight stigma

    Jun 4, 2018

    If the law and societal attitudes to HIV had advanced as fast as the science associated with the virus, Ryan Peck might well be out of a job.

  • Stop the commercialization of surrogacy

    May 7, 2018

    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.

  • Advocacy group says CBA proposal is anti-competitive

    Advocacy group says CBA proposal is anti-competitive

    Mar 12, 2018

    The leader of an immigration consultant advocacy group has blasted a Canadian Bar Association proposal to bring his profession entirely under the supervision of lawyers as anti-competitive.

  • Pushback over rejecting immigrants for health reasons

    Pushback over rejecting immigrants for health reasons

    Mar 12, 2018

    Canada has moved a step closer to limiting its ability to reject immigrants for health reasons after a parliamentary committee recommended the repeal of a controversial section of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

  • Life support case raises questions for lawyers

    Life support case raises questions for lawyers

    Dec 11, 2017

    An Ontario judge has ordered costs personally against a lawyer who brought an emergency application to stop a hospital from taking her client off life support, despite having no instructions from him or his family to do so.

  • Discipline launched after fees allegedly paid

    Discipline launched after fees allegedly paid

    Dec 4, 2017

    The Law Society of Upper Canada has initiated discipline proceedings against a Brampton, Ont. lawyer for allegedly agreeing to pay a Florida-based company for referrals. LSUC investigators have claimed that lawyer John D’Alimonte has been involved in an arrangement in which he or his firm — the Merricks Law Group — agreed to pay a Florida-based medical and legal referral service called 1-800-Ask-Gary for referrals.

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