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Second time might be the charm for challenge of panhandling law: Mandin

A recently launched constitutional challenge to Ontario’s panhandling law has a better chance of success than a failed attempt more than a decade ago, says Toronto civil ... Read more

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Eliminating the myths around sexual assault

Toronto civil litigator  Stephany Mandin  hopes the case of a woman suing police for dismissing her sexual assault complaint will ultimately help investigators deal ... Read more

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Canadian border agents among five charged with drug smuggling offences

TORONTO - Two Canadian border agents are among five people arrested on suspicion of drug smuggling. RCMP and Canada Border Services Agency say the agents worked out of ... Read more

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President of popular breakfast chain Cora kidnapped, found north of Montreal

LAVAL, Que. - The Cora restaurant chain says its president was kidnapped at gunpoint under mysterious circumstances from his home north of Montreal and later released. ... Read more

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Empowering clients improves access to justice: Mandin

Toronto civil litigator Stephany Mandin believes if the public were better informed of their legal rights and obligations, it could have a significant impact on backlogs in ... Read more

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Sara Levine: a leader in the law around privacy and information

Vancouver privacy and information lawyer  Sara Levine  likes to know how things work. She wants to know how society functions beneath the surface.  ... Read more

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School bus procurement report contains alternative approaches

The Hon. Colin Campbell says competitive procurement has brought about a significant change for school bus contracting in Ontario. Minister of Education Liz Sandals ... Read more

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It’s time for an arbitration revolution

Recent trends and literature showing that arbitration has increasingly become a carbon copy of litigation requires an "arbitration revolution," says Toronto commercial arbitrator ... Read more

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Debatable if voting reform would face Charter challenge

Justin Trudeau and Thomas Mulcair have promised electoral reform as soon as possible after the federal election this year, pledging to scrap the current first-past-the-post voting ... Read more

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ADR could achieve goals of stakeholders in eHealth dispute

Ontario’s high-profile legal battle between eHealth and CGI Information Systems is going to arbitration in what could be an efficient and fair way to achieve the goals of ... Read more

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B.C. lawyers to debate religious law school amid claims of gay discrimination

VANCOUVER – Lawyers from across B.C. are gathering today to debate a resolution over a faculty of law program for a Christian university that requires students to sign a pledge ... Read more

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Talk of Quebec's separation heating up

By Jeremy Richler Just when we thought the question of national unity had receded from discussion, the possibility of Quebec's separation from Canada is once again rearing ... Read more

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The future of Stephen Harper

By Jeremy Richler When it comes to the future of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and whether he will contest the 2015 federal election, no one knows with certainty what he will ... Read more

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Feds shortsighted on CPP, retirement security regrettable

By Jeremy Richler Intergovernmental squabbles over pressing policy matters  have been a part of Canada since Confederation. Yet the shortsightedness by the federal government on ... Read more

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Charter challenge could be in cards for Canada Post

Canada Post has been shedding massive red ink over the last several years, and without a swift change in direction, the hemorrhaging is bound to continue, if not increase, says ... Read more

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Bill to give backbenchers more power lauded

OTTAWA – A private member's bill that would give ordinary MPs significant power – including the ability to vote out their leader – has been tabled in the House of Commons. ... Read more

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NDP work in Parliament not translating into votes

By Jeremy Richler The NDP can take solace in the fact their candidate Linda McQuaig managed to turn Toronto-Centre, a traditionally a rock-solid Liberal seat, into a spirited ... Read more

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Council made right decision to strip Mayor Ford's powers

By Jeremy Richler Toronto city council has resembled a circus, in recent days, with the continuous smear of criminal allegations surrounding the mayor and apparent thuggish ... Read more

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Video surfaces of Rob Ford threatening someone

TORONTO - A new video showing a visibly outraged Rob Ford in an expletive-laced tirade threatening to  kill someone is extremely embarrassing, the embattled mayor said Thursday. ... Read more

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Ford deserves due process, falls short of addressing issues

While no convictions have been made in a court of law against Rob Ford, the mayor needs to address the serious allegations against him in the court of public opinion or step aside, ... Read more

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