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Drug-impaired driving law lacks oversight, review

The law that allows police in Ontario to suspend the licences of drug-impaired drivers with the same penalties that drunk drivers face is troublesome because it lacks oversight ... Read more

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Use of competitor’s metatags supports claim for elevated costs

A recent decision from the Ontario Superior Court is of particular interest to trademark lawyers as it deals with using metatags of a competitor’s trademarks, says Toronto ... Read more

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Wrong for physicians to have business relationship with patients

The suspension of an Ontario doctor for soliciting more than $700,000 in loans from his patients underscores how wrong it is for physicians to enter into any sort of business ... Read more

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When a child lives in two homes, where to attend school?

Selecting a child’s school can be a big decision for any family, but one recent case from Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice shows how complex that decision can ... Read more

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Tips for lawyers to reduce stress

The first step for lawyers to reduce their stress levels is to start noticing their triggers, says Toronto-area family lawyer Nicolle Kopping-Pavars . “Once a ... Read more

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A. Princewill Law Firm welcomes new associate

Pickering family and immigration lawyer Angela Princewill is growing her firm with the addition of new associate Andreina Minicozzi . “Andreina shares a vision ... Read more

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Law degree provides invaluable skills for business valuation

Many professionals with law degrees are choosing alternative careers — including Stephen Kertzman , director of valuations and litigation support at BDO Canada ... Read more

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Myths abound when it comes to employer rights, bereavement leave

In recent posts on his Canadian HR law blog, Ontario employment lawyer Stuart Rudner discussed the misconceptions some employers have about the nature of the employment ... Read more

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Supreme Court allows retroactive Internet ban application

By Joseph Neuberger  The Supreme Court of Canada recently released an opinion that finds a new law allowing an Internet ban for a convicted child predator can be applied retroactively and still ... Read more


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Botting proposes changes to international extradition treaties
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British Columbia extradition lawyer Dr. Gary Botting has proposed to an international think tank at the University of Oxford that a Unified Multilateral Extradition Treaty ... Read more

Bill C-31 undermines integrity of Canada's trademark system
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Toronto intellectual property lawyer Mala Joshi says proposed amendments to the Trade-marks Act under Bill C-31 will require Canadian businesses to incur additional clearance ... Read more

Kathy O'Brien: a passionate advocate for health-sector clients
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Toronto health lawyer Kathy O’Brien is passionate about governance, as well as facilitating restructuring and integration within the health-care sector. “Anytime ... Read more

Clearly defined standards needed for home inspectors
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Toronto real estate lawyer Anar Dewshi says the provincial government’s plan to introduce regulations for home inspections is much needed as there are currently no ... Read more

Billiards with the Bar fundraiser an event not to miss
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Toronto’s legal community and friends are being invited to play billiards, have some food and socialize for a good cause — providing the city’s hungry with hot, ... Read more

MySupportCalculator.ca invaluable for family court self-reps
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The number of self-represented litigants is on the rise in family court, which brings challenges for both sides of the table — but a resource such as ... Read more

Family-like environment keeps staff upbeat, helps clients
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In a practice area that is often emotionally charged, nurturing an office culture with a strong sense of camaraderie is essential to keeping staff spirited and on top of ... Read more

Implications of child brain research 'profound' for family law
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New research that provides further insight into how suggestibility and memory work in older children has raised concerns that certain fundamental family ... Read more

Sanctions the real test of whistleblower program success
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TORONTO – The head of Ontario's securities watchdog says its new whistleblower program can play a role in identifying misleading financial disclosures amongst the growing ... Read more

Free ride is over for self-represented litigants
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Self-represented litigants should be held to the same standards as any lawyer in a courtroom, says Toronto family lawyer Gary Joseph . Individuals who don’t ... Read more

Bad spouses, good parents: when 'nesting' works
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For separating spouses who want to keep life as unchanged as possible for their children, “nesting” could be a reasonable, temporary option, says Oakville family ... Read more

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Drug-impaired drivers will be subject to more suspensions
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By John Navarrete  According to the Toronto Sun , beginning on Oct. 2, Ontario law enforcement will have broader power in roadside stops. A police officer will then be allowed to issue ... Read more

How to ensure an executor is disbursing money according to a will
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By Lynne Butler  Whenever I work with executors or hold Executor Boot Camp, I always coach the executor to maintain good communication with the beneficiaries. I know that's not always easy, as ... Read more

Flexible work arrangements — making busy parents busier
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By Marie-Hélène Mayer  In May 2016, the federal government published a discussion paper, Flexible Work Arrangements: A Discussion Paper . Many working Canadians face the challenge of striking ... Read more

Can a release apply to college complaints?
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By Lonny Rosen  and Elyse Sunshine When individuals get into disputes, they have recourse to the court system. But when one of those individuals is a professional, then he or she may face ... Read more

Law places some limits on testamentary freedom
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By Matthias Duensing  Many people assume that a properly drafted and signed will is not at risk of being invalidated, but as the recent ruling in Poitras Estate v Poitras , 2016 ONSC 5049 ... Read more

What happens to child support when a child goes to university?
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By Timothy N. Sullivan  It’s September, which – for parents and most people under 18 – means ‘back to school.’ For parents with older children, this time of year can ... Read more

Assessing damages in a personal injury lawsuit more art than science
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By Darryl Singer  Singer When choosing a personal injury lawyer, you may be tempted to select the lawyer who promises to get you the most money in the least amount of time. Resist ... Read more

Canada Pension Plan disability benefits – a primer
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By Najma Rashid  The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) is a federal government program that provides income support to individuals who are either disabled or retired. Many people are unaware that ... Read more

Angelina & Brad — custody and access issue
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By Angela Princewill  A major question on everyone’s mind following Angelina Jolie filing for divorce from Brad Pitt is, what would happen with their six children? Angelina has asked for ... Read more

Too young to plan?
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By Ian Hull  The death of a celebrity will sometimes cause the media to focus enquiry on estate planning. We recently blogged about the circumstances surrounding Prince’s ... Read more

Compliance with new harassment laws under the OHSA
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By Maria McDonald  On Sept. 8, 2016, significant amendments to the harassment provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) came into effect. See my previous blog . ... Read more

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