Monday, 27 July 2009 08:53

A tighter, less welcoming Canada

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The immigration bar is up in arms over Minister of Citizenship Immigration, and MultiCulturalism’s Jason Kenney’s recent announcement that foreign nationals from the Czech Republic and Mexico will now require visas to enter Canada.

Lawyers are frequently invited to join the boards of non-profit organizations in their communities. This can be an excellent opportunity but it is important to have a solid understanding of exactly what is involved in accepting a board position.


A new initiative of the Canadian Bar Association British Columbia Branch is to bring about awareness of the many opportunities that exist for lawyers in small communities. 
How much do you need to retire?

Threatening to undo Johnny Depp’s public relations efforts, Somali pirates have gone on a hijacking spree. Even freighters carrying food aid for their fellow Africans are not immune to their ransom efforts.

Thursday, 02 July 2009 09:29

The wild, wild web

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A few months ago when a Canadian research group exposed the GhostNet, a brazen cyber-espionage network, the story briefly made headlines. Most of us marvelled at the ingenuity and nefariousness of the alleged perpetrator, the Chinese government.


Thursday, 02 July 2009 06:51

Robert Petit: A divergent path

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It was, in many ways, a chance encounter that took Robert Petit on a career path spanning Rwanda to Cambodia. 


Thursday, 02 July 2009 06:45

Onside of the mythical line

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Our cover story this month deals with Louis Pasquin, the first lawyer in Canada to be found guilty of gangsterism. During his trial, it was revealed Pasquin used his home to help a couple of drug dealers and even conspired with them to traffic drugs.

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Canada’s government keeps missing the mark when it comes to dealing with drugs.


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