Nov 12, 2018
The federal government has tabled proactive pay equity legislation covering federally regulated sectors after three years of consultation.
- Oct 29, 2018
Much has been written in these pages in the past year about the silence in the legal profession around mental health issues.
- Oct 15, 2018
On-campus interviewing season is upon us. And with it, there is a new crop of commentary addressing the pressing questions about how to make the best possible impression on interviewers.
- Jul 23, 2018
If much of modern technology focuses on extracting the messiness and toil out of life (like automated cars and artificial intelligence, for example), then one could assume that the law exists to clarify matters when things, indeed, go wrong. And go wrong they will.
- Jul 23, 2018
The #MeToo movement was brought to the forefront in 2017 following the allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. The movement is alive and well in Canada.
- Feb 5, 2018
The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have put the topic of sexual harassment, sexual assault and gender discrimination at the forefront of media and popular discussion in a way I have never seen in my 50 years on Earth. Good.
- Jan 8, 2018
In 2017, when the #MeToo movement was named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, the movements’ creator, Tarana Burke, said, “Now the work really begins.”
- Nov 20, 2017
Many years ago, in my early days working in lawyer assistance, I received a call from a young lawyer, about two years out. She was in extreme distress, having been fired from her job at a well-respected firm.
Sep 18, 2017
The Ontario government has announced plans to bolster the diversity of provincial court appointments with reforms to the province’s Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee. Lawyers say that this is a needed move, as the Ontario Court of Justice is noticeably lacking in diversity, especially outside of Toronto. “It’s a positive thing that the government is seeking a diversity of candidates when looking at judicial applications,” says Michael Spratt, partner with Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP and also former vice president of the Defence Counsel Association of Ottawa.