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Monday, 01 June 2015 08:00

A new portfolio

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Photo: Sandra Strangemore
Photo: Sandra Strangemore
Kimberly Murray’s new job is, as she wryly points out, the fifth of 17 recommendations in the 2013 Iacobucci report on First Nations legal issues, and she actually asked the interview panel for assurances that she wasn’t being set up to fail.
Monday, 04 May 2015 08:00

Carol Baird Ellan’s next chapter

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Photo: Kim Stallknecht
Photo: Kim Stallknecht
In her years on the bench, Carol Baird Ellan had a front row seat to the challenges facing the underprivileged in society. Now she wants to try and effect change from a different perch — elected politician. “I have a passion for the justice system. There are things I’d like to see changed there and just looking around me right now things need to change. We’re not doing our bit for the environment and things are becoming unaffordable for youth here — someone needs to do something and I thought I could be that person,” she says.
Monday, 06 April 2015 08:00

When the lustre fades

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Photo: Faye Rogers
Photo: Faye Rogers
Nobody saw Target Canada’s abrupt departure from the marketplace coming, striking a terrible blow to dozens of landlords across the country who had counted on the allure the mega retailer would bring to their shopping centres. With that lustre suddenly sullied, many of those property managers have sought some relief from an extra level of protection against losses provided in their leases.
Monday, 06 April 2015 08:00

A sporting life

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Photo: Babak Khairi
Photo: Babak Khairi
Jim Rossiter isn’t afraid to get his elbows up with some of the most important figures in the NHL and if he doesn’t get his nose dirty, he knows he’s not doing his job.
Monday, 02 March 2015 08:00

Do some navel gazing

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Illustration: Jeremy Bruneel
Illustration: Jeremy Bruneel
When Craig Burley left Bay Street to open his own tax law practice in Hamilton, Ont., he reveled in his new-found freedom. But he soon discovered the down side of being on his own. Suddenly he was without the support network he once enjoyed at the large firm. Those administrative tasks he now found on his plate seemed something of a distraction and time spent doing them was time away from practising law.
Monday, 02 March 2015 08:00

Taking on the big guns

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Photo: Kim Stallknect
Photo: Kim Stallknect
Aniz Alani says he’s “just a guy with a credit card and some vacation time.”
Monday, 02 February 2015 08:00

Green on top

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Illustration: Huan Tran
Illustration: Huan Tran
Unique Montreal startup Lufa Farms set out to grow food where the people are. In Canada, while we might be spread out over a vast geographic territory, more than 80 per cent of us live in cities. So instead of ploughing a field or building greenhouses on the periphery of the community, the company’s founders looked into the heart of the city and turned their eyes skyward. They decided the best place to grow food was in greenhouses on top of buildings, right in the city’s core — based on the concept that rooftop urban farms can be designed to feed cities in a commercially viable and sustainable way.
Illustration: Jeannie Phan
Illustration: Jeannie Phan
Ways to charge clients beyond the traditional hourly billing approach have become part of the continuing evolution of how law firms manage their operations. Many of these alternatives, however, see the risk shift from the client to the firm — somewhat terra incognita still for many. A growing trend to ensure law firms continue to maintain a profit in this new environment is to have a pricing officer on board.
Monday, 17 November 2014 00:08

Going small

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_2014_November_retirement-final.jpgWhen Harry Byers began considering his retirement options, he reached out to the profession in search of a successor. His goal was to attract a young lawyer to the small community of Fairview, Alta., 550 kilometres northwest of Edmonton to eventually replace him. Initial attempts to attract an associate didn’t work out and retirement drew closer so he searched for someone to purchase his practice.
Monday, 17 November 2014 00:08

The most interesting man at Queen’s Park

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_2014_November_Jagmeet.jpgJagmeet Singh stands out. In the bespoke suits and custom-fitted shirts he favours, Singh looks like he should be on the cover of a glossy magazine — which he was when Toronto Life named him to their best-dressed list last year.
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