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Bill 87 and the down side to patient care

Ontario’s proposed Bill 87, the Protecting Patients Act, may have an unintended detrimental effect on health care because it could make some physicians self-protective and ... Read more

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Case points to a need for better observation of police

The case of a man who was acquitted of failing to provide a breath sample after a judge described Toronto police officers’ conduct as “aggressive” and ... Read more

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Botting seeks leave to appeal extradition case to the SCC

British Columbia extradition lawyer Dr. Gary Botting is seeking leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) an extradition case in which he alleges abuse of process by ... Read more

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Problem-solver Rose finds his calling in mediation

Solving problems is a passion for Toronto lawyer and mediator Mitchell Rose . With an avid interest in clinical psychology dating back to his undergraduate days, Rose ... Read more

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'Buyer's remorse': setting aside a marriage contract

Properly negotiated marriage contracts can't easily be undone, so couples should be sure of the small print before signing off, says Toronto family lawyer Richard Diamond . ... Read more

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Challenge to define property rights on social media

As intellectual property (IP) laws have been around for decades, they are not always well-suited to resolving online IP disputes — and specifically, it is often difficult to ... Read more

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Remote desktop problematic for lawyers accessing large files

Although Will Davidson LLP began to access software and data located on company servers using virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) five years ago, Toronto personal injury ... Read more

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Police to test devices that screen drivers for illegal drugs

By John Navarrete  As every Canadian of voting age is doubtless aware, the federal government is planning to move ahead with its campaign promise to legalize marijuana. Police across the ... Read more


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MLA's reinstatement offers chance to discuss workplace sexual harassment
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The debate over a former Manitoba cabinet minister’s return to the NDP caucus should be an opportunity to discuss a change in workplace attitudes to sexual harassment, says ... Read more

Elders a target for financial abuse
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A recent CBC report on an elderly man whose children allegedly drained his bank account is a cautionary tale for those selecting a power of attorney (POA) for their assets, ... Read more

Act discriminates against disabled adult children
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Laws should be consistent across Canada to allow disabled children be supported into adulthood — whether their parents were married or not, says Vaughan family lawyer Paul ... Read more

Case drags on more than 50 months: court grants stay of proceeding
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The Ontario Superior Court of Justice granted a stay of proceedings for Toronto criminal lawyer Elham Jamshidi 's client after reinforcing an accused's right to a speedy trial. ... Read more

Margaret Waddell moves practice to Phillips Gill LLP
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Toronto class-action lawyer Margaret Waddell has moved her practice to Phillips Gill LLP where she is focusing on plaintiff-side class actions, as well as ... Read more

Fines for nursing home non-compliance just a start: Bent
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Proposed legislation that would allow the Ontario government to fine operators of long-term care homes that fail to comply with rules and regulations should only be the start of ... Read more

Scrapping four-in-four-out rule welcomed by immigration sector
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The federal government’s sudden announcement it is scrapping the controversial rule that only allows Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW) to stay in Canada for ... Read more

Managing mental illness in family law mediation
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When Oakville family mediator Cathryn Paul screens clients before a mediation, some may reveal their struggles with mental illness for the very first time. ... Read more

Relaxed experience, multilingual service at Shinehoft Law
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What started out as a career in personal injury law is now just as focused on serving family law clients for Toronto lawyer Elinor Shinehoft . Shinehoft, who established ... Read more

Digital forensics experts: the first line of response
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The airport shootings in Florida on Jan. 6 is the type of case where digital forensics experts would likely have swooped in quickly to analyze the electronic devices of the ... Read more

Quantum of damages at issue in civil suit against Muzzo
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In seeking to reduce the amount of the civil lawsuit against Marco Muzzo in the drunk-driving deaths of three children and their grandfather, the civil defence is taking issue ... Read more

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Tips for safe winter driving
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By Joseph Cescon  Many Canadians are in the throes of winter and along with the bitter cold can come terrible driving conditions. During the winter months, our roads are covered in snow and ice. ... Read more

Parental alienation and the Family Bridges Program
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By Andrew Feldstein  X v. Y, 2016 CarswellOnt 10514 : In this decision, Justice Trimble outlines the merits of the Family Bridges Program. The Family Bridges Program is designed for ... Read more

When rights conflict: religious belief vs. equality
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By Nicole Simes  The Toronto Star recently reported that a Toronto Police Service chaplain stated online that “a woman should be ‘obedient’ to her husband at all ... Read more

Joint session: a tale of two mediations
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By Bernard Morrow  In this my last post of 2016, I share a tale of two wrongful dismissal mediations conducted weeks apart. While both ended in settlement, the road to resolution was very ... Read more

Employment rights for federally regulated employees
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By Paul Willetts  The authority to make laws in Canada is split between the federal and provincial governments. Generally speaking, the employment relationship of most Ontario workers is subject ... Read more

The position of executor: from cradle to grave
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By Avi Dahary  Part I – An introduction to the position This is the first of a 10-part series in which the position of estate executor is explored from the time an individual is ... Read more

Grandparents’ rights of access to grandchildren
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By Lisa Gelman  We recently highlighted a CBC News article that discussed the plight of grandparents who have been denied access to their grandchildren after the ... Read more

Employers finding it difficult to comply with new Ontario laws
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By Doug MacLeod  Lawyers as forest rangers You can compare employment lawyers to forest rangers. We prevent legal fires when we, for example, draft employment contracts and legally ... Read more

The case for law firm Facebook pages
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By Samantha Collier  I’m currently working on a 2016 Canadian law firm social media report. Tonight was dedicated to analyzing Canadian law firm Facebook business pages. Over 50 per cent ... Read more

Managing attendance and absenteeism
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By Stuart Rudner  and David Master Managing attendance and absenteeism in the workplace is one of the most difficult issues for employers. Some common questions are: Are employees entitled ... Read more

More changes to AODA – are you truly open for business?
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By Mitchell Rose  A new year often means new laws. Are you truly open for business? For employers, the start of a new year in this decade has been synonymous with a new wave of ... Read more

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