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CRA wins appeal against couple who alleged 'malicious' tax evasion probe

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia Court of Appeal has set aside a $1.7-million damage award to a Vancouver Island couple who a lower court had said were ruined through ... Read more

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Bad optics for police, TTC to investigate crashes in tandem

It’s not appropriate for police to work in concert with transit authorities when investigating injuries or fatalities involving public transit vehicles, especially when the ... Read more

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Vesting orders helpful in divorce cases: Princewill

Vesting orders can be valuable in divorce cases, especially in the hands of an experienced lawyer who knows how to properly use them, Pickering family lawyer Angela Princewill ... Read more

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Baseline testing important part of concussion protocol

Baseline testing is effective because it provides third-party independent insight as to whether an athlete is able to return to a sport following a suspected concussion, Toronto ... Read more

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Class actions needed ‘when governments let us down’

Toronto class-action lawyer  Stephen Moreau has filed a lawsuit against the Ontario government for its cancellation of the guaranteed income pilot project, reports CTV ... Read more

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No shortcuts to quality workplace harassment training: Ryley

 The ongoing turmoil at  Google  caused by the handling of sexual harassment allegations "is a lesson for organizations that don't have a plan in place or don't do ... Read more

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Syndicated mortgage rule proposals offer protection: Horst

A Canadian Securities Administrators’ (CSA) plan to increase oversight of syndicated mortgages is an effort to protect ‘unsophisticated’ investors from risk, ... Read more

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Know what to do in the event of death outside Canada

Knowing what to do when someone dies while travelling outside Canada can alleviate a significant amount of stress, Cornwall wills and estates lawyer  Michele Allinotte ... Read more

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Employers faced with ever-changing labour laws: MacLeod

Businesses need to check their employment contracts and employee handbooks to keep up with ever-changing rules around paid and unpaid leaves, Toronto employment lawyer  Doug ... Read more

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Parental alienation can cause lasting emotional damage

Early intervention is crucial in cases of suspected parental alienation, Toronto family lawyer Michael Stangarone  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Stangarone, partner ... Read more

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Mock trials show students exciting side of legal profession

Mentoring students through the mock trial process offers lawyers an ideal opportunity to give back, as well as a chance to show high school students how enjoyable the legal ... Read more

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Collaborative family law needs a boost in New Brunswick

The huge potential of collaborative law to help separated families is not being fully realized in New Brunswick, Fredericton family lawyer  Jennifer Donovan  tells  ... Read more

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Employers’ top three misconceptions about legal services

Employers who take legal shortcuts could end up paying more to fix the situation than they initially saved, Toronto employment lawyer  Christopher Achkar  tells  ... Read more

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Investigations aided by teamwork between union, management

Open lines of communication between the union and management is key to a successful workplace violence probe, says Denise Koster , a Toronto investigator who specializes in the ... Read more

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Family law alternatives to litigation — part 2

In the final instalment of a two-part series, Toronto family lawyer Julia Tremain explores various litigation alternatives to resolve family law disputes. Clients need ... Read more

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Collecting evidence covertly is useless if not defensible in court

Evidence collected by private investigators needs to be “court defensible,” Toronto-area private detective  Jim Downs  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Stereotypical portrayals of female lawyers hurt profession

As female lawyers continue to “transform" their profession, it’s time for the media to follow suit and end the stereotypical portrayals of women litigators, and depict ... Read more

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Interim office manager more involved than consultant: Moffitt

An interim office manager can bring more to the table than a consultant for law firms seeking help with daily operations, says  Catherine Moffitt , an associate with ... Read more

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Discipline committees can appoint counsel to assist in certain cases

Self-represented parties are a fact of life for most regulatory tribunals, but there are circumstances where legal counsel can be appointed to assist, to the benefit of everyone ... Read more

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Non-disclosure case sends mixed messages: Shinehoft

Failure to disclose assets in a family matter does not always lead to a separation agreement being set aside, Toronto family lawyer  Elinor Shinehoft  tells  ... Read more

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