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Selling cannabis? Know the rules

Individuals or companies wanting to sell recreational cannabis in Ontario must be licensed and authorized by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and have a ... Read more

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Regulatory bodies’ role in policing professional designations

When medical practitioners tout false or misleading information about their professional designations, it puts the public at risk, Burlington health lawyer  Cathi ... Read more

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New guide provides clarity for retail cannabis shops

Ontario’s cannabis retail store regulations are beginning to take shape, Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer  Anar Dewshi tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Cannabis retail regulations leave unanswered questions

Ontario’s cannabis retail store regulations represent an opportunity for small businesses, Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer  Anar Dewshi tells  ... Read more

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Regulating truck safety: rules and responsibilities

Trucking company owners are responsible for confirming their drivers are properly trained and following mandated safety legislation to ensure public safety and mitigate the ... Read more

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Bus companies must ensure vehicles are safe

School bus safety is already   tightly regulated in Ontario, Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer  Anar Dewshi tells  AdvocateDaily.com  in the wake of ... Read more

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Record-keeping 101 for car dealerships

Automobile dealerships that want to remain on good terms with regulators should pay close attention to how and where they keep their records, says Toronto licensing and compliance ... Read more

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Landlord tenant dispute has wide implications for renters

A landlord and tenant dispute that’s currently before the Divisional Court could have wide-ranging implications for students, snowbirds and remote workers who live in rental ... Read more

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Saskatchewan nurse fined for palliative care critique on Facebook loses appeal

REGINA — A nurse who was fined $26,000 for criticizing the quality of care her grandfather received in long-term care has lost her appeal of the penalty. The ... Read more

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Hire a litigation lawyer in disciplinary proceedings: Stilman

For licensed professionals facing disciplinary/regulatory proceedings, it’s critical to hire litigation counsel who has extensive trial experience, Toronto lawyer  ... Read more

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Do OMVIC suspensions of car dealerships go too far?

The Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC) issues immediate suspensions of car dealerships when it determines their actions are putting the car-buying public at risk, but ... Read more

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Bylaw review ensures fairness for taxis, PTCs

It’s vital that the City of Toronto completes a promised review of its bylaws to certify a level playing field for taxis and private transportation companies ... Read more

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LSUC should encourage discussion, real change on issue of diversity

Requiring legal professionals to sign a statement of principles on diversity won’t change the issues racialized licensees face in the profession — instead, the Law ... Read more

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Proactive response best when facing LSUC complaints

This is part two of a four-part series on navigating complaints to the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC). In this instalment, civil litigator Darryl Singer discusses how lawyers ... Read more

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Road to recovery: life after a  professional misconduct complaint

This is part one of a four-part series on navigating complaints to the Law Society of Upper Canada. In this instalment, Toronto-area civil litigator Darryl Singer discusses his ... Read more

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Silence the best bet when awaiting disciplinary penalty

Lawyers awaiting sentencing in disciplinary proceedings should keep their public comments to a minimum, says Toronto commercial litigator and appellate counsel  Brian Radnoff ... Read more

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'Wellness crisis' brewing for racialized lawyers

For years, the legal profession turned a blind eye to the reality that racialized lawyers experience challenges that are different than those of non-racialized licensees — ... Read more

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Law schools need to ensure health, wellness of future lawyers

Although the legal profession is finally opening up about mental health and addiction issues and making positive strides, many law schools in this country continue to lag in this ... Read more

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Car dealers, salespeople must comply with strict regulations

The Ontario car sales industry is heavily regulated and subject to oversight by its regulatory body, which conducts periodic inspections to ensure consumers are protected, says ... Read more

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Profession needs new framework around LSUC duty to accommodate

At the intersection of employment legislation and the  Ontario Human Rights Code , employers have a duty to accommodate an employee with a disability — but there is a ... Read more

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