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Monday, 26 September 2016 10:34 Written by Lisa R. Lifshitz
"Life is short. Have an affair®." This is the (in)famous marketing slogan used by Ashley Madison, a Canadian web site founded in 2008 and operated by Avid Life Media Inc. with the explicit mission statement of helping married individuals chat, connect and ultimately have affairs with one another. The site assured users that use of its services would be "anonymous" and "100 per cent discreet," but, unfortunately, this was not to be the case.
Monday, 26 September 2016 09:33 Written by Jennifer Nees
Monday, 26 September 2016 09:00 Written by Mitchell Rose
Monday, 26 September 2016 09:00 Written by Jane Southren
Monday, 26 September 2016 09:00 Written by Bill Trudell
Life in law seems never to stop. Court deadlines, new files, new rules, complex trials, changing legislation, clients needs, family time outs . . . the old adage “the defence never rests” really applies to most of us in this profession. But if not a rest, perhaps a change might work. Enter the Camino.
Monday, 19 September 2016 09:00 Written by Twila Reid
Monday, 19 September 2016 09:00 Written by Michael Spratt
Some would have you believe that trials in Canada are secret affairs that take place behind locked doors in deserted courtrooms and that the Star Chamber is alive and well in Canada. They would have you think that evidence is concealed from the public, and judges are black boxes — their decisions inaccessible and undecipherable to the larger community, and only the bright light of television cameras and public broadcasts will cure these ills.
Monday, 19 September 2016 09:00 Written by Alison Gray
From opening submissions at the Camp Inquiry, it was evident that two competing interests were at play. First, the personal interest of Justice Robin Camp to remain a justice of the Federal Court of Canada, and second, the public’s interest in having a judiciary that acts with integrity and without discrimination, in which it can have confidence.
Monday, 19 September 2016 09:00 Written by Karen Busby
Centennial fever gripped Canada in 1967. The national celebration of our country’s 100th birthday left Canadians with rich physical legacies, such as concert halls and cultural centres, and, more importantly, a deep sense of civic pride and regional dynamism. But there seems to be little excitement about Canada’s 150th birthday. Few institutions or people are asking, “How can we ensure that 2017 fosters pride and an engaged citizenry?”