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Time to withdraw from Safe Third Country Agreement: Jeffery

Since the United States can no longer be considered a “safe third country” for refugee claimants, Canada should withdraw from the agreement that prevents individuals ... Read more

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Toronto house copyright case raises questions about the law

A case involving a Toronto couple who alleged their neighbours copied the look of their home highlights how housing architecture can be copyrighted but to prove it, the structures ... Read more

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Handling the financial disruption of divorce

Divorcing couples may be prepared for the emotional upheaval of separation, but they’re often stunned by the financial impact, says Markham family law lawyer  Andrew ... Read more

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The importance of clear mission, vision and value statements

Health-care organizations need to have clear, emotionally resonant mission, vision and value statements to guide them through their greatest challenges, says Toronto health ... Read more

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The unique challenges around medical device class actions

With an increase in the number of medical device liability class actions coming forward, some unique challenges of those types of cases are being recognized, says London ... Read more

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Action needed on correctional report recommendations

While it is significant that a recent report has highlighted a number of problems in the province’s correctional system, many are hopeful the government ... Read more

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Women should assume key role in long-term wealth, estate planning

With high marital breakdown rates and a longer lifespan, 90 per cent of women will be solely responsible for their finances at some point in their lives, but all too often, in a ... Read more

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Reversal of controversial tax policy a good thing: Achkar

OTTAWA — The federal government appears to be doing away with a controversial tax policy interpretation that would have seen employees taxed for discounts they get ... Read more

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Bill 154 proposes long-awaited changes for not-for-profits

Ontario’s introduction of Bill 154, the Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act will, if passed, allow the province’s not-for-profit sector to begin to modernize in the way ... Read more

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Invisible injuries: don’t dismiss concussion symptoms

This is Part 1 in a three-part series on concussions. In this instalment ,  Toronto personal injury lawyer Alison Burrison explores the ways in which symptoms can ... Read more

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Clients play key role in helping to collect outstanding receivables

When working with a lawyer to recover money owed, there are certain steps business clients can take to help speed up the process and ensure success, Toronto business ... Read more

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Bury's coaching practice helps lawyers move careers forward

Through the years, friends and colleagues frequently brought their personal problems and professional challenges to Toronto lawyer Michael Bury , seeking his advice. ... Read more

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Lawsuit over GA fee likely to end up before SCC

It is likely that Canada’s top court will eventually weigh in on the issues raised in a recently launched lawsuit against the Ontario government, that argues the global ... Read more

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Dismissal for off-duty conduct

While what an employee does on their own time is their business, the law provides for discipline and dismissal as a result of off-duty conduct in limited circumstances, ... Read more

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Sham marriages: when people marry for immigration status

The allegation that someone married their partner because they're Canadian is often a source of conflict in a separation or divorce, but there is no remedy for that in ... Read more

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Mediation favoured for resolving personal injury claims

Without contingency fees, people would not otherwise be able to afford a lawyer, says Toronto mediator Victoria Romero .  Those  suing for pain, suffering and ... Read more

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'Parenting time' replacing 'access' in family law lexicon

Ontario’s family bar is phasing out the term “access” in favour of “parenting time,” Toronto family lawyer  Katherine Robinson tells ... Read more

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Let’s talk: mental health issues at work

There are growing legal expectations for employers to be more proactive in accommodating employees who are dealing with mental health crises, says Toronto ... Read more

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CCLA & FOLA launches online will registry project

The County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA), with support from The Federation of Ontario Law Associations (FOLA) , has launched a new project called  Willcheck.ca ... Read more

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Sentencing vs conditional release: each serves a different purpose

Conditional releases are part of the way Canada’s justice system reintegrates offenders into the community in a manner that still protects society, Hamilton criminal ... Read more

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