Kevin Carroll is a former member of the Royal Canadian Artillery Association who articled in the Office of the Judge Advocate General. As incoming president of the Canadian Bar Association, he hopes to continue to fight the good fight on access to justice, fair trials, and building membership. Canadian Lawyer spoke with Carroll recently at the Barrie, Ont. offices of Carroll Heyd Chown. click here to view video
Change is central to the practice of law, and perhaps nowhere has that change been as dramatically felt as in Canada’s youngest province. In the last few years, Newfoundland and Labrador has gone from being one of the country’s poorest provinces to one of its richest.
The longtime, have-not province and economic weakling has developed into a powerhouse over the past few years, recently posting a $425-million annual surplus while most governments are drowning in deficit. At the same time, Saskatchewan continues to boast the lowest unemployment rate in the country at 5.2 per cent coupled with strong wage growth. Employment is forecast to grow by 8,000 jobs this year, or 1.6 per cent, the largest increase in the country. (Every other province except Manitoba is projected to lose jobs this year.) A year ago, Saskatchewan’s oil industry was flush with cash. Today, its potash sector is rolling in it.