legislation


  • Judges press for more resources

    Judges press for more resources

    Sep 17, 2018

    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

    Homeowner fighting condo development with challenge

    Sep 17, 2018

    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.

  • Political financing under scrutiny

    Sep 17, 2018

    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.

  • Worker wins damages after colleague says racial slur

    Worker wins damages after colleague says racial slur

    Sep 10, 2018

    The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has ordered a man who used a racial slur to pay $1,000 in damages to a colleague who overheard the comment in a workplace lunchroom.

  • Injured migrant worker to get partial benefits

    Injured migrant worker to get partial benefits

    Sep 10, 2018

    A Jamaican migrant worker who was injured while picking fruit at an Ontario farm will be eligible to receive partial benefits for loss of his earning power, after a decision by the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal.

  • Regulations can’t prevent police racial profiling

    Regulations can’t prevent police racial profiling

    Sep 10, 2018

    Lawyers continue to raise concerns that street checks by police disproportionately impact people from racialized communities, a few months before the scheduled completion of a report about provincial regulations on police checks.

  • Strange things can happen to the PIN

    Sep 10, 2018

    Although it is fairly well known to the Land Registry Office staff, clients can sometimes be mystified at the things they see when they open up their PINs (or, as we shall see, when they can’t open up their PINs at all).

  • 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.

  • Tesla wins court challenge against province

    Tesla wins court challenge against province

    Sep 3, 2018

    A judge in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice quashed the Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s plan to create and fund a transition program for electric vehicle subsidies, after Tesla Motors Canada ULC claimed it had been “demonized” and excluded from the program for “purposes that are outside the legitimate reach of the laws.”

  • 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.

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