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Is there an alternative system for victims of crime?

By Tyler Smith “ Be a victor, not a victim.”   Joel Osteen The traditional criminal court system does very little to compensate victims of crime. ... Read more

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How about legal literacy for high school students?

By Inga Andriessen I’ve been reading and hearing a lot lately about the call for financial literacy classes in high school. This involves teaching the basics of ... Read more

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Court rules suspicion of impaired driving grounds for breath test

By Joseph Neuberger There are many instances in which a police officer must rely on his or her instincts. However, there are limits to what an officer may demand of a ... Read more

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Parenting and mental illness: a custody decision

By Lisa Gelman A Manitoba court recently examined the relationship between mental illness and parenting when it was asked to rule on the issue of  custody ... Read more

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Toronto’s Gladue courts

By Shaunna Kelly I have heard the statement, “but, every court is a  Gladue  court” on more than one occasion. Technically that statement is true. ... Read more

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Ming porcelain collection dispute

By Charles Ticker A recent story from the United Kingdom found  here  illustrates what happens when siblings cannot come to an agreement on how to divide an ... Read more

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The mandatory victim surcharge

By Adam Forbes On Oct. 24, 2013, as part of the former Conservative government’s “tough on crime” initiative, a number of amendments were made to a ... Read more

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Deference for committee’s decision to issue a ‘caution’

By Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine The Supreme Court of Canada recently denied leave to appeal two judgements arising from the judicial review of a decision by the ... Read more

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Seven-year-old evidence overturns sexual assault conviction

By Stacey Nichols There are many examples in the annals of law of a person's past coming back to haunt him or her. There are occasions, however, when old evidence can change ... Read more

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Fraudulent concealment

By Ian Hull Pursuant to s. 4 of the  Limitations Act ,  generally ,  a claim should be started by an individual within two years of the claim being ... Read more

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Police to test devices that screen drivers for illegal drugs

By John Navarrete As every Canadian of voting age is doubtless aware, the federal government is planning to move ahead with its campaign promise to legalize ... Read more

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Tips for safe winter driving

By Joseph Cescon Many Canadians are in the throes of winter and along with the bitter cold can come terrible driving conditions. During the winter months, our roads are ... Read more

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Parental alienation and the Family Bridges Program

By Andrew Feldstein X v. Y,  2016 CarswellOnt 10514 : In this decision, Justice Trimble outlines the merits of the Family Bridges Program. The Family Bridges ... Read more

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When rights conflict: religious belief vs. equality

By Nicole Simes The Toronto Star recently  reported  that a Toronto Police Service chaplain stated online that “a woman should be ‘obedient’ to ... Read more

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Employment rights for federally regulated employees

By Paul Willetts The authority to make laws in Canada is split between the federal and provincial governments. Generally speaking, the employment relationship of most Ontario ... Read more

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Joint session: a tale of two mediations

By Bernard Morrow In this my last post of 2016, I share a tale of two wrongful dismissal mediations conducted weeks apart. While both ended in settlement, the road to ... Read more

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Grandparents’ rights of access to grandchildren

By Lisa Gelman We recently highlighted a  CBC News article  that discussed the plight of grandparents who have been denied  access  to their grandchildren ... Read more

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The position of executor: from cradle to grave

By Avi Dahary Part I – An introduction to the position This is the first of a 10-part series in which the position of estate executor is explored from the time an ... Read more

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Employers finding it difficult to comply with new Ontario laws

By Doug MacLeod Lawyers as forest rangers You can compare employment lawyers to forest rangers. We prevent legal fires when we, for example, draft employment ... Read more

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The case for law firm Facebook pages

By Samantha Collier I’m currently working on a 2016 Canadian law firm social media report. Tonight was dedicated to analyzing Canadian law firm Facebook business pages. ... Read more

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