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"Private prosecutions in the public interest?: process, possibilities, and problems”

By Jacob Damstra Section 504 of the Criminal Code , R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46. Chances are you’ve never heard of it. The section is rarely invoked; a number of obstacles ... Read more

SCC resolves multi-jurisdictional hearings debate

By Angus McKinnon In concurrent decisions released today in Endean v. British Columbia and Parsons v. Ontario , indexed as Endean v British Columbia , 2016 SCC 42 , the ... Read more

Sexual abuse survivors beware - the defamation risk

By Elizabeth Grace • Two adult sisters accuse their uncle of sexually assaulting them as young children through spoken words and emails sent to family members. The ... Read more

You sunk my carriage battleship!

By Jason Squire A carriage motion is meant to determine which one of a number of competing proposed class proceedings may proceed in a province. When there are parallel ... Read more

Canada: time for submissions soon expiring in Ontario under changing workplace review

As previously reported, 1 the Special Advisors to the Government of Ontario, Canada released their interim report on July 27, 2016 on ways in which the Ontario Labour ... Read more

Blowing in the wind - wind projects and their unwilling host

By David Woodward There are few policies of the Ontario Government that are more maligned in rural Ontario than the Green Energy Act and the approval of wind farms in ... Read more

CASL's private right of action looms large

By David Lyons Over the past number of years, Canadian businesses have been busy bringing themselves into compliance with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) – ... Read more

La 6e édition des prix nationaux de Pro Bono mettra en lumière l’aide bénévole accordée aux personnes demandant l’aide médicale à mourir, aux réfugiés et aux personnes atteintes de maladies mentales

Ottawa, le 29 septembre 2016 – Ce soir, dans le cadre de la 6 e édition des prix nationaux de Pro Bono, les professionnels juridiques du Canada se ... Read more

6th National Pro Bono Awards to highlight pro bono help for people seeking physician-assisted death, refugees and the mentally ill

Ottawa (September 29, 2016) Tonight Canada’s legal profession is gathering at the Westin Ottawa to recognize outstanding pro bono legal contributions by a lawyer, law firm ... Read more

Supreme Court Justice Andromache Karakatsanis, Chief Justice George R. Strathy & Attorney General Yfasir Naqvi to speak at 6th National Pro Bono conference

Ottawa (September 27, 2016) Leading figures from Canada’s legal profession are set to speak on the benefits of pro bono legal support to a fair and accessible justice system ... Read more

Sufficient evidence of commonality in multi-product medical devices class actions - cautionary tales

By Peter Kryworuk In order to prove that a group of related medical devices have sufficient commonality to proceed as one class action, the plaintiff must present ... Read more

Littler lawyers recognized in <i>The Best Lawyers in Canada</i> 2017

TORONTO (August 26, 2016) – Littler LLP, the world’s largest employment and labour law practice representing management, is pleased to congratulate Toronto Partners ... Read more

Canada: Ontario special advisors issue interim report on the changing workplace

In May 2015, the Ontario government appointed two Special Advisors to review the modern-day workplace and to consider whether the Ontario Labour Relations Act , 1995 ("OLRA") and ... Read more