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Distracted walking bill unfairly targets pedestrians

Fining distracted pedestrians would unfairly shift the onus away from drivers for improving road safety, says Toronto personal injury lawyer  Jessica B. Mahabir . A ... Read more

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Accidents abroad: protect yourself part 2

In part 2 of our mini-series on accidents abroad, Kitchener litigation lawyer Graham Bennett discusses what you should do if you get into an accident abroad. Saying ... Read more

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Opportunity to ‘tell story’ in mediation paves the way to settlement

Over more than 30 years of practice, Toronto litigator and mediator Howard Winkler has always taken a problem-solving approach to his clients’ needs. “When they ... Read more

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Justice system delays compound crash victims' suffering

Delays in the justice system are compounding the suffering of road crash victims, Toronto critical injury lawyer  Patrick Brown  writes in The Lawyers Daily . Brown, ... Read more

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Equal shared parenting proposal doesn’t serve children: Diamond

Despite calls for new legislation that establishes equal shared parenting as the default position in custody disputes, Toronto family lawyer  Richard Diamond tells Law ... Read more

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Immigration numbers ‘not radically different’ under new plan

Canada’s new immigration plan might add clarity, but it doesn't substantially increase the number of immigrants, Toronto immigration lawyer  Andrew Carvajal tells ... Read more

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Put a time limit on spousal support waivers

Putting a time limit on spousal support waivers could reduce the chances of a cohabitation agreement challenge, says Ottawa family law lawyer  Timothy N. Sullivan .  ... Read more

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Collaborative settlement reduces negative impact on children

Parents who are divorcing can seek a meaningful settlement through alternatives to the adversarial court system and reduce the stress on family members, including children, says ... Read more

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Broaching difficult conversations with aging parents

Having a conversation with aging parents about their wishes once they’re unable to care for themselves is difficult, so Toronto litigator Matthew Urback advises adult ... Read more

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Life insurance — why and how much?

It would be reckless for someone with debts and dependents not to have life insurance, says  Dawn Marchand , vice-president of marketing and direct distribution for the  ... Read more

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Private member's bill raises concerns about pedestrian liability

Toronto personal injury lawyer Paul Cahill tells The Lawyer’s Daily that a proposed private member’s bill designed to boost awareness about distracted walking ... Read more

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One-per-cent immigration target too small to bridge jobs gap

Canada’s plan to bring in a million immigrants over the next three years is not ambitious enough to meet the country’s need for workers, Toronto immigration ... Read more

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Longer period for parental leave benefits, but not everyone qualifies

OTTAWA — New parents planning to begin parental leave on or after Dec. 3 will be able to spread their federal benefits over more months, but many will have to wait on ... Read more

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Cautious optimism for new bail policy

Toronto criminal lawyer  Lindsay Daviau says she’s cautiously optimistic that a new bail directive will speed up the system and decrease the amount of time accused ... Read more

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Gen-Xers bearing the brunt of downsizing

Toronto civil litigator lawyer  Kevin Fisher says he would like to see an age discrimination claim mounted by one of the growing band of successful employees fired without ... Read more

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Social science a step ahead of judicial wisdom in family law

Increasingly, divorced couples are adopting shared parenting arrangements, but initiatives to legislate that approach could pose problems, Toronto family lawyer Herschel Fogelman ... Read more

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Language rights at the heart of revamped Court Challenges Program

The return of the Court Challenges Program (CCP) is "extremely welcome," Brampton lawyer-linguist  Suzanne Deliscar  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Canadian Lawyer ... Read more

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Health professionals deserve the same privacy rights as all citizens

Thanks to successful lobbying by Ontario nurses, the personal health information of physicians and other health professionals remains protected because a highly contentious part ... Read more

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Hate crimes: the story behind the stats

While recent headlines suggest a surge in hate crimes against Muslims in Canada, such offences still amount to a small percentage — 0.07 per cent — of ... Read more

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Blanket ban on assisted dying for minors could breach the Charter

Barring minors from medical assistance in dying (MAiD) could be unconstitutional, Toronto estates and trusts lawyer  Suzana Popovic-Montag tells The Lawyers Daily . Just ... Read more

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