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Bail, probation and parole systems in need of overhaul: Goldlist

Canada’s bail, probation and parole systems are keeping vulnerable offenders trapped in a revolving door, says Toronto criminal lawyer Jordana Goldlist .  ... Read more

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Waddell to seek leave to appeal in proposed class action

The plaintiffs involved in a proposed class action that alleges negligence manufacture and a failure to warn of defective implantable cardiac defibrillators will request leave to ... Read more

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Paradise lost: underutilizing tech is a competitive disadvantage

The legal profession has been known to lag behind other industries when it comes to adopting technology, and even those firms that have invested in digital solutions are missing ... Read more

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The rise of telemedicine and the regulatory regimes that govern it

With the growth of telemedicine, hospitals and other health-care organizations should have policies in place to outline how best to use it to ensure they meet their regulatory ... Read more

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Demystifying impending employment regulations

There's been a raft of recent proposed changes to Ontario's labour and employment regulations, but Toronto employment lawyer Doug MacLeod says the good news is that compliance ... Read more

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Program to bring gay Chechens to Canada humanitarian effort

Although it isn't clear whether a Canadian program that secretly brought a number of gay Chechens to Canada is considered a refugee effort by definition, if the goal of ... Read more

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Winkler successful in landmark media libel case

A recent Ontario Superior Court ruling of criminal contempt resulted in a newspaper publisher being sentenced to 21 days in jail and levied with one of the highest ... Read more

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Canada has no legislative responsibility to rescue citizens abroad

Complaints that the federal government didn’t react fast enough to get Canadians out of the Caribbean when Hurricane Irma hit highlight a misconception about Ottawa’s ... Read more

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Getting legal documents in order gives seniors peace of mind

With an aging population, it’s important to get your legal documents in order — and the earlier, the better, says Toronto wills and estates lawyer Lisa Laredo . ... Read more

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Include a termination clause in employment agreements: Achkar

Ontario employers should present all new hires with a solid employment contract that includes an enforceable termination clause to protect themselves from costly payouts if the ... Read more

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Deference needs to be given to juries in personal injury cases

Although juries are understood to be the “great equalizers” and the community’s guide to what is just, to those peering in it appears that the appellate courts ... Read more

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Ruling on mitigation alters legal landscape

Although the duty to mitigate and the deductibility of mitigation earnings are central to employment law, the Ontario Court of Appeal’s recent decision not to deduct any ... Read more

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Cell searches a serious privacy intrusion

OTTAWA — Canadians should be ``very concerned'' about their cellphones, computers and other electronic devices being searched by U.S. border agents, the federal privacy ... Read more

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Lack of costs at LAT hampering some claimants

The lack of costs awards at the Licence Appeals Tribunal (LAT) may scare some injured individuals from fully pursuing deserving claims, says Toronto critical injury lawyer  ... Read more

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Religion and divorce: the influence of scripture

For people of religious faith, marriage and divorce have a deep spiritual dimension that can have a dramatic impact on people’s lives, says Toronto family law specialist ... Read more

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Bail decisions and the value of providing reasons

A recent Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruling calls on judges and justices of the peace to provide explanations about how they reached a decision in a bail hearing, says Oshawa ... Read more

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'Textalyzer' would be a privacy invasion for drivers

Privacy concerns will hamper the development of a Canadian “textalyzer” that shows police if a driver’s cellphone was recently in use, says Windsor personal ... Read more

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Acting in ‘good faith’ vital when dismissing probationary employees

Companies should consider including a contractual clause that outlines termination during a worker's probationary period in light of a recent B.C. Supreme Court ruling, says ... Read more

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Crackdown on employee misclassification problematic for some firms

Proposed employment law changes recently introduced by the Ontario government should give organizations that use the services of contract employees cause for concern, Markham, ... Read more

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The use of amicus curiae in cases involving informants

The use of informants makes it impossible for defence counsel to get all the facts in a case, but the use of amicus curiae could go a long way to alleviate any concern they have ... Read more

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