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NEW Appeal court: doctors have to give referrals for services they oppose

TORONTO — Ontario’s highest court ruled Wednesday that doctors in the province must give referrals for medical services that clash with their religious beliefs, ... Read more

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Personal injury fakers should be prosecuted: Ford

Police should consider laying fraud charges when surveillance evidence reveals accident victims have been faking their injuries, says Toronto orthopaedic spine and trauma ... Read more

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FOLA: Province paying lip service to consultation on critical issues

The Ontario government’s lack of commitment to meaningful consultation is striking another blow to access to justice, says Michael Winward, chair of The Federation of ... Read more

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Ontario trying to attract more foreign workers with changes

Proposed changes to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program ( ONIP ) should benefit people wanting to become permanent residents and companies in need of skilled employees, says ... Read more

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Ban bully offers, double-ending to improve fairness: Samaroo

Banning bully offers and double-ending by realtors would make the real estate market fairer for consumers, says Toronto real estate lawyer  Sarita Samaroo . CBC News ... Read more

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Bar set high for awarding costs against counsel

Seeking costs directly from opposing counsel is an uphill battle, says Toronto civil litigator  Sarah O’Connor . O’Connor, principal of  ... Read more

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Deepa Tailor: not your typical old-school lawyer

Mississauga lawyer  Deepa Tailor  brings a fresh, progressive approach to what is traditionally thought of as a staid, old-school legal profession, and people ... Read more

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Grey divorce – navigating a later-in-life split

Couples who have been together for many years sometimes discover that the traditional vow “till death do us part” is not realistic, and their marriage ends in what is ... Read more

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Judge awards $2.5 million for suffering 'hate speech at its worst'

A self-styled online media personality whose websites frequently air anti-Muslim content has been ordered to pay the owner of a prominent Middle Eastern restaurant chain millions ... Read more

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Legal Aid cuts penny wise but pound foolish: Fennel

Cuts to Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) will lead to unjust convictions as more defendants are forced to go unrepresented, Toronto criminal lawyer John Fennel  says. ... Read more

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In a partnership, you must take risk to reap reward: Virc

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal judgment is an instructive tutorial on the difference between limited and general partnerships, says Toronto civil litigator Patricia ... Read more

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Timing, circumstances dictate child support for adult children

Adult children may not be eligible for child support once they have moved out of the house and lived independently for more than a year, even if their circumstances change, says ... Read more

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Tread carefully with non-competition clauses: Hawryliw

Employers should take care when drawing up non-competition clauses because they can be difficult to enforce, says Barrie employment lawyer Scott Hawryliw . “The reason ... Read more

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Scruton rewarded by an early fascination with Charter

Kamloops criminal lawyer  Lisa Mae Scruton  set off on the path to her future career at an earlier age than most. Before her 10th birthday, Scruton was already ... Read more

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Benign housekeeping or self-protection? wonders Moreau

While the government says it’s just trying to improve the legal process for those who have a beef with the Crown, proposed legislative changes may actually deny justice ... Read more

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Is an engagement ring a conditional gift?

Whether or not a jilted fiancé is legally required to return the engagement ring is “really not a settled issue” in Ontario, Toronto family lawyer Jennifer ... Read more

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Silent hike can help lawyers reconnect: Kopping-Pavars

Stress and anxiety are common in the legal profession, but Toronto-area family lawyer Nicolle Kopping-Pavars  is offering three ways to help her peers deal with those ... Read more

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Nova Scotia human rights board awards nearly $600,000 for racist discrimination

HALIFAX — A human rights board has ordered the City of Halifax to pay almost $600,000 in damages after a former bus mechanic suffered racist discrimination. ... Read more

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$20M 'obituary piracy' case sets precedent: Simpson

A judgment awarding $20 million to grieving families for “obituary piracy” will serve as an authority in copyright law, says Toronto intellectual property lawyer John ... Read more

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Is my estate dispute suited for mediation?

Mediation can be successful for almost any type of matter, Toronto trust and estate litigator and mediator  Felice Kirsh  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Kirsh, ... Read more

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