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  • 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.

  • Employee misclassification remains key concern

    Employee misclassification remains key concern

    Jan 28, 2019

    Ontario courts could once again be asked to rule on whether workers are “employees” or “independent contractors,” a proposed lawsuit says.

  • Company followed standards in mass termination

    Company followed standards in mass termination

    Jan 28, 2019

    A recent Court of Appeal decision gives rare guidance about how to apply the Employment Standard Act’s rules about mass termination, employment lawyers say.

  • Lawyers hope for amendments to environmental assessment bill

    Lawyers hope for amendments to environmental assessment bill

    Jan 28, 2019

    The federal government’s bill to reform the environmental assessment process, Bill C-69, has reached the committee stage in the Senate, with a number of senators publicly commenting that they would like to see amendments made to the bill in the face of certain industries objecting to it.

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