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Class actions against insurers for HST charges on accident benefits

Written By: Michael Warfe and Taraneh Etemadi, Student-at-Law Six proposed class-action lawsuits were filed in court in Toronto on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. These ... Read more

Kids will be kids: contributory negligence and minors

Written By: Michael Warfe and Nicole Fielding, Student-at-Law The phrase “kids will be kids” is often applicable when it comes to contributory negligence. ... Read more

Ontario, Canada: Bill 47, Making Ontario Open for Business Act, receives royal assent

On November 21, 2018, Bill 47, Making Ontario Open for Business Act , received Royal Assent, repealing a number of amendments made to Ontario labour and employment law. ... Read more

When can children decide which parent to live with?

By Jordan McKie As a family law lawyer, I am frequently asked this question. The short answer is that children can make their own decisions about where they will reside once they reach the age of ... Read more

Potential immigration consequences for workers and investors in the Canadian cannabis industry

Canada legalized the recreational use of marijuana effective October 17, 2018. Although many American states have loosened their marijuana restrictions, including those on the ... Read more

FOLA wants to help find a solution to sustainable funding for PBO

At the end of October 2018, The Federation of Ontario Law Associations (FOLA) became aware that Pro Bono Ontario (PBO) planned to close their courthouse law help centres in ... Read more

Join Littler LLP for its 2018 Canada Conference

Friday, November 16, 2018 | Toronto, ON You are invited to Littler’s 2018 Canada Conference, our annual single-day event covering the ... Read more

Hamilton Lawyer Mike Winward elected as new FOLA Chair

On Friday November 9 th , Ontario’s 47 Law Association Presidents elected Mike Winward as the new Chair of the Federation of Ontario’s Law Associations (FOLA) . ... Read more

FOLA announces partnership with CPDonline

FOLA has partnered with CPDonline to provide Ontario's law association members 24/7, unlimited access to their extensive cpd library for only $199.00 per year. In an ongoing, ... Read more

New Videos: The value of membership

FOLA is excited to announce five new videos to help you both retain existing and attract new members to your local law association. We know how important videos can be in ... Read more

Ontario, Canada: Proposed Legislation Would Repeal Certain Amendments Made by Bill 148

On October 23, 2018, the Ontario government announced its intent to repeal amendments made by Bill 148, The Fair Workplaces Better Jobs Act, 2017 (Bill ... Read more

Effective management of sexual harassment complaints. Tuesday, November 6, 2018. 5:15-7pm.

On Tuesday, November 6, 2018 , the TLA will be hosting an evening Nutshell Seminar entitled " Effective Management of Sexual Harassment Complaints " . Recent world events ... Read more

Mediating disputes - A family law perspective

By Carolyn Lloyd What happens when a Canadian family law lawyer from Lerners LLP goes to the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School to learn more about mediation? THE ADVENTURE BEGINS On ... Read more

Don’t be spooked by the Construction Lien Act amendments! Tuesday, October 30, 2018. 5:15-7pm

On July 1, 2018 , the first round of amendments to the Ontario Construction Lien Act – including its new name, the Construction Act , came into force; and on ... Read more

The Legalization of Recreational Marijuana Doesn't Translate into a Free-for-All in the Workplace

This article was first published in HR Professional Magazine . Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act (the Act ), came into force on Oct. 17, 2018, creating a ... Read more