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Monday, 18 January 2010 09:37

Snow Job: lightly entertaining, but a bit long

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Snow Job: lightly entertaining, but a bit long This is 72-year-old William Deverell’s fourth Arthur Ramsgate Beauchamp Q.C., Brian Pomeroy legal mystery. Beauchamp, the aged criminal defence war horse of the British Columbia bar and civil libertarian, has gone green and inhabits the Gulf Islands, like the narrator-writer, when he isn’t slouching in Costa Rica.

 

But I thought you got the assignment from Dave! Now what are we going to do?

 

Monday, 11 January 2010 07:20

Should you incorporate your legal practice?

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In 2001, many provincial governments changed their incorporation laws to include professionals. Since then, lawyers have been eligible to incorporate their legal practices in Ontario.

 

Bill C-300: A road to redemption for mining companies Bill C-300, “an act respecting corporate accountability for the activities of mining, oil or gas in developing countries,” has generated heated public debate, as well as strong opposition from the Canadian mining sector.

 

Monday, 11 January 2010 06:49

January Canadian Lawyer video profile

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January Canadian Lawyer video profileCanadian Lawyer editor Gail Cohen chats with Marc-André Blanchard who becomes the new CEO and chairman of McCarthy Tétrault this month. click here to view video
Monday, 28 December 2009 20:00

Blessings and curses from 2009

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Blessings and curses from 2009Columns that appear during the last week of December tend to have two common attributes. First, they run the risk of not being read by anyone.
Monday, 21 December 2009 07:37

Canada can only improve its climate change stance

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Canada can only improve its climate change stanceIntense was the only way to describe the atmosphere in Copenhagen last week at the 15th Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, or COP15 as it is known.

 

Monday, 21 December 2009 05:10

Ready. Fire. Aim: Social media marketing 101

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Ready. Fire. Aim: Social media marketing 101Everyone is talking about it, and lots of us are entertaining thoughts of expanding our networks through social media but what does that really mean? I thought I had a pretty good handle on it — conceptually anyway — but after speaking with a good friend and expert in the field, Martin Sage, I realize I still have a lot to learn.

 

Monday, 07 December 2009 06:47

Sex, lies, and transparency

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What is more intriguing, and arguably more important than assigning blame for the troubled Canadian non-bank sponsored asset-backed commercial paper debacle, (see “Doing it all,” Canadian Lawyer, November/December 2009), is discovering the reasons why the unresolved problems relating to the so-called “toxic” assets in securitized debt instruments continue to threaten the nascent recovery.

 

Monday, 30 November 2009 05:33

Commissions of inquiry are here to stay

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Commissions of inquiry are here to staySince the appointment of Lord Durham in 1840, commissions of inquiry have had a central role in Canadian public affairs. They have been used to develop policy in areas like medicare, bilingualism, and free trade.

 

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