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Revamping Police Services Act long overdue

Amending the Ontario Police Services Act to give police chiefs the authority to stop paid suspensions for officers suspected of discreditable conduct and other offences is long ... Read more

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Ban on lighting up off work property unfair: arbitrator

A recent arbitration decision that found an employer could not prohibit employees from smoking off work property during their breaks – as long as they returned to work on ... Read more

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'Baseball arbitration' encourages settlement

Toronto commercial arbitrator Marvin J. Huberman says there are a few styles of arbitration that can really shine in certain contexts. “Arbitration is truly an ... Read more

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Controls, verification key to preventing occupational fraud

While it is difficult for companies to fully protect themselves from fraud, it is possible for a business to reduce its risk by implementing the proper controls, Toronto forensic ... Read more

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How to get paid after resignation

By Nicole Simes  Recently, The Globe and Mail reported that the former president of UBC, Arvind Gupta, who stepped down from his position last week, will receive his full ... Read more

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Send your kids back to school safely

By Dale Orlando  This is an exciting, but also stressful, time for parents. Before your children head back to class, it is imperative that they understand the safety precautions that must be ... Read more


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Woman cyberbullied over hit-and-run disfigurement sues
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Barrie resident Mallorie Wild, who was struck by a drunk driver then cyberbullied by others over her injuries, has filed an $11.2-million lawsuit claiming damages against the ... Read more

NEW Grieving B.C. relatives of drowned boy slam Canada's refugee process
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TORONTO — The uncle of the three-year-old Syrian boy whose lifeless body has put a devastating human face on the Syrian refugee crisis has assailed Canada's refugee ... Read more

International travel with kids requires prudent planning
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A British Columbia case in which a divorced father failed to return from the Middle East with his children suggests estranged parents should take more prudent steps in permitting ... Read more

Applying technology to the practice of law: Commonwealth Legal
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Commonwealth Legal – a division of Ricoh Canada – is hosting Technology in Practice , the only conference of its kind in Canada that focuses on how ... Read more

Landing ideal clients requires research, strategy
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With competition increasing in the legal market, lawyers should consider gaining a better understanding of their ideal clients as well as their competitors, lawyer coach Gary ... Read more

Canadian on death row focus of court challenge
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CALGARY – A constitutional challenge to Montana's execution methods could have a direct impact on a Canadian on death row in the U.S. state. Lawyers for two condemned ... Read more

MySupportCalculator.ca launches new website
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Canada’s only website that provides the public with free and accurate child and spousal support calculations has launched a redesigned website that’s easy to use and ... Read more

Testamentary freedom not a shield for racist behaviour
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Toronto trusts and estates litigator Ian Hull says a recent Court of Appeal decision that invalidated a bequest to a white supremacist group is a good reminder that ... Read more

E-cigs pose concerns for condo corporations
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Loosely regulated electronic cigarettes pose concerns for both condominium board members and residents, write Toronto lawyers Armand Conant and Joel Berkovitz in ... Read more

Handling the second opinion: Benmor
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Toronto family lawyer Steven Benmor says it’s common for clients to seek advice from multiple lawyers in high-conflict divorces and he has learned to approach these ... Read more

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The importance of apologies for sexual abuse
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By Elizabeth Grace and Anna Matas As reported in a recent CBC News story , the Anglican Church of Canada apologized recently for failing – for over 20 ... Read more

Improving access to justice in Ontario
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By Richard Aitken  and Jay Nadarajah If you live in Toronto or the surrounding areas or are facing criminal charges there, you can apply for legal aid by calling Legal Aid Ontario’s (LAO) ... Read more

Damage awards for sexual harassment continue to rise
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By Doug MacLeod  Two weeks ago, I wrote a blog about a vulnerable, low paid employee who obtained $150,000 from her former employer by filing a complaint under the Ontario Human ... Read more

Differentiating your law firm for success
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By Asha Soares  Have you read about the firm that differentiates itself by hiring the most beautiful employees? If you haven’t, don’t worry, neither had we! Check out the post in ... Read more

Estate planning and second marriages
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By Jasmine Sweatman  With many couples, one or both spouses have had previous marriages or common law relationships. For many reasons, these couples’ estate planning instructions are not ... Read more

Elections must not only be fair, but also legally sound
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By Hugh Scher  As the summer months end, Canadians are now giving greater consideration to the issues raised by the upcoming federal election. As important as the broader questions ... Read more

What you should know about being pulled over — Part 2
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By Joseph Neuberger  In our last post we focused on reasons why a Toronto police officer might pull a vehicle over. Since under certain circumstances a traffic stop can lead to serious ... Read more

Preparing for the future in your business
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By Inga Andriessen  It’s still summer, we’ve almost got one quarter left in this calendar year – are you prepared? When thinking about preparation within the context of a ... Read more

Resist making promises you can't keep
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By Darryl Singer  The plaintiff personal injury business is more competitive than ever. Thus, when meeting with a potential personal injury client for the first time, you may well be tempted to ... Read more

Declarations for OHIP coverage of out-of-country treatment
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By Lonny Rosen  Doctors are wise not to bow to pressure to provide patients with declarations to apply for Ontario Health Insurance Plan coverage for out-of-country treatment. ... Read more

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