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NEW Bernardo applies for day parole

TORONTO – Paul Bernardo has applied for day parole in Toronto. The lawyer for the families of Bernardo's murder victims, 14-year-old Leslie Mahaffy and 15-year-old ... Read more

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Ontario changing how hospitals investigate critical incidents

The fact that the provincial government is changing a controversial law allowing Ontario hospitals to investigate medical errors in secrecy means that health care organizations ... Read more

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Travel to non-Hague countries presents challenges

While international travel can be an extremely positive experience for children, trips to countries that have not signed onto the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of ... Read more

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Courthouse security law likely won't pass 'constitutional muster'

Toronto criminal lawyer Alison Mackay says the most concerning part of Ontario’s new law aimed at increasing security at courthouses and other facilities is that it gives ... Read more

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BridgePoint expands into European market with SpectraLegal

BridgePoint Financial Services Inc. , the only company of its kind in Canada, has expanded into Europe, establishing SpectraLegal , an affiliated funding company ... Read more

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Cottages and the septic system

By Lisa Laredo  It’s cottage season and the onset of warm weather is an inspiration to start thinking seriously about investing in that summer retreat you’ve always dreamed of ... Read more

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Proposed benefits cut will impact society's most vulnerable

Proposed changes to the province’s auto insurance system are “disheartening,” says York Region lawyer Darcy Romaine , as they target some of society’s ... Read more


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Creation of task force as part of HRTO settlement 'monumental'
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In a monumental and precedent-setting move, OCAD University has agreed to create a Presidential Task Force with the objective of raising the percentage of racialized and ... Read more

Cherniak to work with panel of arbitrators at Coe ADR
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In addition to his arbitration, appellate advocacy and commercial litigation practice at Lerners LLP , Toronto lawyer and arbitrator Earl Cherniak has recently joined the panel ... Read more

Non-lawyer charged for providing legal services to immigrants
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The California case of a man who posed as an attorney and lied to Spanish-speaking immigrants who needed help is a cautionary tale for people in Canada who may consider ... Read more

Province's condo reform will impact lawyers
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The reforms designed to assist Ontario’s condo owners will also provide business opportunities for condominium lawyers, real estate and developer lawyers and litigators, ... Read more

OCA provides commentary on entire agreement clauses, SPIS
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A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision shines a light on entire agreement clauses in the standard residential agreement of purchase and sale and on the use of the seller ... Read more

The law around malicious prosecution is still emerging
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A Toronto lawyer who is suing the police for malicious prosecution and defamation after she was accused of smuggling drugs into a courthouse and arrested in front of colleagues ... Read more

Archer's spot on Pan Am Games team secure
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A Winnipeg archer who publicly defended a teammate against the sport’s national governing body has been relieved of any threat of losing his place on the Pan Am Games team, ... Read more

Courthouse security law gives police overly broad powers
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Toronto criminal lawyer Tyler Smith says a new provincial law that aims to boost security at courthouses and other facilities gives police broader search powers that could ... Read more

Keys to conflict resolution in small businesses
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Addressing conflict in the workplace — especially in small and family enterprises — may be difficult, but creating and following the right policies can keep the team ... Read more

Jump in voluntary disclosures shows awareness of new reality
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Recently reported data that shows a large increase in the number of voluntary disclosures to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is just the latest sign that taxpayers are ... Read more

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How to kill business in the GTA – host the Pan Am Games
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By Inga Andriessen  Hold onto your hats, it’s rant time on the blog today. I recently read the traffic forecasts from “officials” for the Pan Am games – I suppose I ... Read more

'Carding' policy in Ontario being rethought
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By Stacey Nichols  When it comes to defending oneself against criminal accusations, the circumstances surrounding the arrest are often focused upon. Sometimes people are stopped by law ... Read more

Southren Solutions: Capturing your ‘why’
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By Jane Southren  This TEDx talk by Simon Sinek explains, in simple and appealing terms, how all of us can reframe how we look at our own enterprise, articulate it from an ... Read more

Summer safety series: water safety and drowning prevention
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By Alison Burrison  With school now out and summer already upon us, playing in and around water can make for a great day outdoors with children. With all of the outdoor fun, water safety is an ... Read more

Proposed regulations re: reimbursing surrogates, donors
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By Sara Cohen  The Assisted Human Reproduction Act (AHRA) came into force in 2004. S. 6 of the AHRA prohibits paying a surrogate for her services, and s. 7 of the AHRA prohibits ... Read more

New study of franchise territories – it's not law, but still interesting
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By Peter Dillon  A recent study conducted by Franchisegrade.com of the scope and extent of territorial protection granted by U.S. franchisors is of interest to anyone practising in this area, ... Read more

Physiotherapists’ College to make more information available
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By Lonny Rosen and Elyse Sunshine In a recent series of blog posts , we have been providing updates on the steps taken by various colleges to make more information ... Read more

Valuing an interest in a law practice
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By Patricia Harris  Valuations have many common elements. It is necessary at the outset to establish the date at which the valuation is required. Dates become extremely important when there are ... Read more

B.B. King estate battle developing
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By Charles Ticker  The legendary American Blues guitarist, singer and songwriter Riley B. King (also known as B.B. King) passed away on May 14, 2015. He was born on September 16, 1925 and was ... Read more

Estate planning to avoid a dependant’s support claim
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By Holly LeValliant and Mary Wahbi It is commonly understood among estate solicitors that in order to avoid a claim by a dependant for support under the Succession Law ... Read more

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