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The high cost of asset accumulation in a common law relationship

By Jordan McKie After separation, married people are obligated to account to one another for their respective increases in net worth from the date of marriage to the date of ... Read more

Interventions in Federal Court: a (nearly) new approach

By Jacob Damstra Introduction Earlier this year, the Federal Court of Appeal clarified, confirmed, and settled the law applicable to interventions in Federal Court and ... Read more

It's complicated.

By Kevin Ross [29] It’s complicated. 1 So begins the discussion and analysis of whether a lawyer may act as counsel of record in both a class action and an ... Read more

Ontario national class action consistent with protecting the rights and interests of Québec residents

By Angus McKinnon Changes to the Québec Code of Civil Procedure came into effect on January 1, 2016. 1 Amongst these changes is the introduction of Article 577 which ... Read more

"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