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Canadian Lawyer announces the 2015 Top 25 Most Influential figures in the Canadian justice system and legal profession. The list, now in its sixth year, honours select Canadians in one of five categories: Changemakers, Government/Non-Profit/Associations, Criminal Law/Human Rights, Corporate/Commercial, and The World Stage.
Happy Birthday, CASL! Congratulations on celebrating your first birthday. It has been slightly more than a year since those sections of Canada’s Anti-Spam Law dealing with commercial electronic messages have come into force. What have we learned from the CRTC so far? What still remains a mystery? A few observations relating to decisions from the CRTC follow.
The headline in the local news is: “Province hires external consultant to review practice of hiring external consultants.” This follows a report from Newfoundland and Labrador’s auditor general, who found that costs for consultants had been double (or, in one case, quadruple) the original estimate. As reported by the CBC:
Since I began writing this column, most of my pieces have had an underlying theme of making the most of limited and insufficient time. Whether I was discussing the need to make time to master a certain skill of the profession (“The dreaded ‘B’ word”), researching more efficiently (“The great research debate: paper or pixels”), or finding the time to make a difference in our communities (“Making time to give back”), my fixation with the clock over the past year as a first year associate has leaked through into this column.