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Federal $31M payout underscores Charter protection for all Canadians

The payout of roughly $31 million in compensation to three Canadians who were tortured in Syria shows the current government is ready to do the right thing in situations where the ... Read more

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Blended family adds wrinkles to intestacy

Intestacy takes on an extra level of complication when blended families are involved, says Toronto trust and estate litigator  Felice Kirsh . Kirsh, a partner with  ... Read more

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Child's rights trump parent's in custody arrangements

The best interests of children should always come before parental custody rights, Toronto family lawyer  Jennifer Samara Shuber  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Don’t post in haste, family lawyer warns

Social media and family law shouldn’t be Facebook friends, Toronto family lawyer Erin Chaiton-Murray tells AdvocateDaily.com . The issue of damaging social media posts ... Read more

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Sexual assault conviction rate and timely reporting linked: Moon

A Statistics Canada report that found only one in 10 sexual assaults disclosed to police results in a conviction underscores that the timeliness of the reporting is one of the ... Read more

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Trio of mentors helps mediator find her voice

Toronto mediator Victoria Romero credits a trio of experienced mentors with helping her gather the tools to become an effective mediator. Frank Gomberg, Jay Rudolph and ... Read more

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Youth and medical assistance in dying: the complexities

With Canadian pediatricians saying they are increasingly being asked about medical assistance in dying (MAiD) for some patients under 18, Toronto health lawyer  Mary Jane ... Read more

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Self-driving vehicles face insurance, privacy concerns

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) — also known as self-driving vehicles — are a reality and all levels of government in Canada need to start exploring their impact on our ... Read more

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Public perception can play into decision to pursue weak case

Rather than dropping the charges and potentially facing criticism for letting off the accused, Crown attorneys will sometimes decide it's better to pursue a weak case and end up ... Read more

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Public employers should avoid gag orders

Public employers should steer clear of “gag orders”, Toronto personal injury lawyer  Elizabeth Grace  tells the CBC's Go Public after a B.C. woman accused ... Read more

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Understand obligations when enforcing a commercial lease

Although landlords can access ‘boilerplate’ documents online, it is a better idea to sign a strong, customized commercial lease that will ... Read more

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Million-immigrant plan great for Canada

Canada’s plan to admit one million immigrants over the next three years strikes the right balance, Toronto immigration lawyer  Robin Seligman  tells  ... Read more

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Bill 154 suggests ONCA may finally be proclaimed

Governance improvements offered by Ontario's omnibus Bill 154  — the Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act — signal the province is ready to bring meaningful change ... Read more

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Cryptocurrency offering may come with regulatory requirements

With interest in the Canadian cryptocurrency market growing and attracting the attention of the nation’s securities regulators, fintech businesses need to be aware of the ... Read more

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Honesty, careful language key when posting online review

While the law does protect the right of Ontario consumers to post negative reviews written in “good faith,” commenters do still run the risk of being tied up ... Read more

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In a media-driven world, image has a price tag

Cocaine baron Pablo Escobar , boxing icon Muhammad Ali and film director Woody Allen seem like an incongruent group but there is a strong legal connection, says Toronto ... Read more

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Accidents abroad: protect yourself part 1

In part 1 of our mini-series on accidents abroad, Kitchener litigation lawyer Graham Bennett discusses some of the precautions Canadians should take if they plan on driving ... Read more

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Step one for prudent homebuyers: consult with a lawyer

First-time homebuyers are poised to make costly mistakes if they jump into the market without having deals vetted by a lawyer, Mississauga real estate and immigration lawyer  ... Read more

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Bill 166 will give homebuyers better protection

Ontario's current home warranty corporation is going to be split into two separate bodies, dividing its duties in part to remove the perception of having a conflict of interest, ... Read more

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Rudner: a mediator who engages both sides for a resolution

As an experienced mediator, Toronto-area employment lawyer Stuart Rudner  believes in working strategically to find a solution that benefits both sides. “I can ... Read more

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