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Snowmobile safety: what you need to know

By Alison Burrison  and Bryan Sansom, articling student Winter has arrived! And along with snow come a variety of winter sports and activities. During these winter ... Read more

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Absolute discharge in Greyhound bus case not 'out of the blue'

 By Jacob Stilman An innocent young man is killed on a Greyhound bus, in about the most gruesome fashion imaginable. There is no doubt as to who the perpetrator is, as ... Read more

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Getting the most out of your first meeting with a family lawyer

By Timothy N. Sullivan Don’t worry so much about that first meeting For most people, engaging a lawyer is a big deal – and not something they do every day. ... Read more

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The position of executor: from cradle to grave – Part II

By Avi Dahary Fact gathering In part one of this series, I provided an introduction to the position of estate executor, including basic principles to follow and ... Read more

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Can mitigating factors reduce the penalties for drug crimes?

By Stacey Nichols It seems that prescription drug crimes are becoming more frequent, at least based on media coverage. In a recent example, a 35-year-old pharmacy employee in ... Read more

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Would you choose to be a lawyer?

By Kate Dewhirst I was recently at an event with a “mixed group” – a mix of lawyers and non-lawyers. As we were introducing ourselves, a few of the ... Read more

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Is asking about age in an interview discrimination?

By Nicole Simes The  Toronto Star  recently reported that a 55-year-old woman alleges that the Toronto Police Services (TPS) refused to hire her as a police ... Read more

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Smart consumerism: product liability

By Salvatore Shaw  and Bryan Sansom, articling student If you’re like most Canadian consumers, you purchase products with the expectation that they will work ... Read more

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Validity of in terrorem conditions

By Suzana Popovic-Montag An  in terrorem  condition attached to a testamentary gift keeps a beneficiary “in fear” of losing entitlement to the ... Read more

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Professionals entitled to learn lessons from past complaints

By Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine A recent decision,  JRP (MD) v. VG  2016 CanLII 66783 (ON HPARB ), from the Health Professions Appeal and Review ... Read more

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Retrospective punishment: a reasonable limit on Charter rights

By Josh Tuttle In  R. v. KRJ , the Supreme Court of Canada tackled the retrospective application of criminal sanctions on certain sexual offenders. [1]  In ... Read more

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So you want to sue a customer

By Inga Andriessen Dear future client: We look forward to helping you collect the money you’re owed from that customer you are about to do business with. We ... Read more

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Getting past impasse with mediator settlement recommendations

By Mitchell Rose Getting past impasse: Reaching the end of a mediation session and learning that you and the other side are far apart in your settlement position can be ... Read more

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What should I do before I say ‘I do’ — get a prenup

By Angela Princewill So you’ve finally found the love of your life and you’re ready to tie the knot, but what should you do before you say “I do?” A ... Read more

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Why is my social media for lawyers LinkedIn group failing?

By Samantha Collier I failed at social media for law firms. Specifically, I failed at creating an engaged community in my LinkedIn group,  How Lawyers Use Social Media ... Read more

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How to respond to requests for accommodation

By Stuart Rudner and Nadia Zaman The workplace is no longer what it used to be, and the circumstances that an employer must accommodate continue to expand. Be it childcare ... Read more

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Uber insurance: how does it work?

By Rikin Morzaria As a passenger, what insurance policies can I access in the case of an accident? As of  July  2016, Uber drivers in Ontario have been ... Read more

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Making the state pay for the abuse of prisoners

By Kristin Bailey “The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” Fyodor Dostoyevsky The conditions in our jails are an ... Read more

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Quebec City shooting – terror, hate crime, or just mass murder

By Jacob Stilman The tragic and horrific events which have just unfolded in Quebec City, wherein a man fatally shot six and injured many more Muslim worshippers at a ... Read more

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Are exceptions to mandatory minimum sentences really a solution?

By Aliki Yorgiadis The Supreme Court of Canada has struck down several mandatory minimum sentences in the past two years. With numerous sentences having been struck ... Read more

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