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  • No bad faith in province’s green energy cuts

    No bad faith in province’s green energy cuts

    Mar 11, 2019

    The province’s decision to alter a renewable energy program was not misfeasance of public office, a judge said, despite the failure of a small business involved in the program.

  • Uber’s unintended gift to Ontario employees

    Mar 4, 2019

    The end to abusive non­disparagement clauses in employment law releases is on the horizon thanks in part to Uber’s attempt to enforce the over-reaching arbitration provision in its agreement with its drivers.

  • Province says carbon tax legislation unconstitutional

    Province says carbon tax legislation unconstitutional

    Feb 25, 2019

    The fact that greenhouse gases are caused by a wide range of human activities is why the federal government’s so-called “carbon tax” legislation is over-reaching and unconstitutional, the Ontario government states in legal submissions filed at the Court of Appeal.

  • Clarity around reunification therapy orders provided

    Clarity around reunification therapy orders provided

    Feb 11, 2019

    In cases where there is genuine alienation between a parent and child, a court may look to order reunification therapy as a means of reconciling them.

  • Ruling changes the way co-parents recognized

    Ruling changes the way co-parents recognized

    Feb 11, 2019

    A recent case has changed the laws in Ontario around adoption after two women successfully challenged the 2017 changes to the provincial Child, Youth and Family Services Act.

  • Divorce Act changes bring in less adversarial language

    Divorce Act changes bring in less adversarial language

    Feb 11, 2019

    Last year, headlines were made when the federal government announced an overhaul to the federal Divorce Act.

  • Grey divorces pose legal challenges

    Grey divorces pose legal challenges

    Feb 11, 2019

    Divorces that happen later in life can have unique legal challenges, such as the proximity to retirement, life insurance and whether or not grown children become participants in the proceedings.

  • Lawyers’ groups push government for change

    Lawyers’ groups push government for change

    Feb 11, 2019

    Lawyers’ groups in Ontario are hoping the Ministry of the Attorney General will move forward in the months ahead to reform and expand the simplified procedure process to try to reduce the backlog in the civil courts.

  • Real news is where it’s at

    Feb 11, 2019

    All things considered, it wasn’t the most auspicious start to what is now near universally, if still unofficially, considered to be the pre-election pre-show for the upcoming federal election.

  • Additional changes for employment laws proposed

    Additional changes for employment laws proposed

    Jan 28, 2019

    Ontario’s employment and labour laws could undergo more changes in 2019. On Dec. 6, the government introduced Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act.

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