legislation


  • LSO seeks feedback on shrinking governing body

    LSO seeks feedback on shrinking governing body

    Aug 20, 2018

    The Law Society of Ontario is moving ahead with looking at whether the regulator should shrink the number of benchers and phase out some members, according to a recent report to Convocation from the Governance Task Force.

  • Ryerson’s law school proposal headed to ministry

    Ryerson’s law school proposal headed to ministry

    Aug 20, 2018

    Ryerson University has submitted forms to the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities seeking approval of its new law school and expects to hear in the next six to nine months whether its program is approved and has received provincial funding, according to Anver Saloojee, dean of record for the law school.

  • Math and the law

    Aug 20, 2018

    As summer closes and the school year draws near, topics relating to education are top of mind. Recently, Law Times began a series looking at the need for a proposed law school at Ryerson University, which is set to open in 2020.

  • Buck a beer could end up as buck a sip

    Aug 20, 2018

    Suds. Brewskis. Barley sandwich. Nectar of the Gods. The concept of a Buck a Beer on these last sweltering days of summer is a siren’s call to many voters.

  • Wind farm killed by new government following legal battle

    Wind farm killed by new government following legal battle

    Aug 13, 2018

    A few days after the new Conservative government introduced legislation last month to kill a major wind turbine project in Prince Edward County, a lawyer for the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change was in court to defend the initial approval process.

  • Regulations about crypto-currencies remain uncertain

    Regulations about crypto-currencies remain uncertain

    Aug 6, 2018

    Lawyers are keeping a close eye on regulations about crypto-currencies, while advising more businesses about how to use the technology.

  • Privacy of documents at border under question

    Privacy of documents at border under question

    Aug 6, 2018

    Recent guidelines about searches of electronic devices at Canadian and U.S. borders have reinforced lawyers’ need to protect privileged information on their digital devices when crossing the border.

  • Samples from suspected impaired boater scrutinized

    Samples from suspected impaired boater scrutinized

    Aug 6, 2018

    The legality of taking extra blood samples from a suspected impaired boater by an emergency room technician for “police use” is headed to the Supreme Court of Canada as a result of a strongly worded dissent at the Ontario Court of Appeal.

  • Businesses should consider assistance post-NAFTA

    Businesses should consider assistance post-NAFTA

    Aug 6, 2018

    Businesses should thoroughly examine their products and consider available government assistance programs to weather the economic uncertainty caused by the ongoing trade battle between Canada and the United States over steel and aluminum products, lawyers say.

  • 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.

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