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Monday, 06 February 2017 09:00 Written by Colin Lachance and Ava Chisling
There is no easy way to manage private facts in public documents, especially when the documents are posted online. For more than a decade, Canadian courts, tribunals and legal publishers have followed recommendations from the Canadian Judicial Council to shield court records from being easily accessed by search engines. This, it is felt, provides the needed balance between accessibility and privacy.
Monday, 30 January 2017 09:25 Written by Karen Busby
Laws and policies governing inter-personal and group-based sexual violence, misconduct and harassment at many universities and colleges across Canada not only prevent participants from seeing whether justice is done, they also prohibit open inquiry and impede learning. Disturbingly, the trend is toward even less disclosure about findings and outcomes.
Monday, 30 January 2017 09:00 Written by Twila Reid
Monday, 30 January 2017 09:00 Written by Dan Ujczo
Monday, 23 January 2017 09:00 Written by Steve Szentesi
With the federal government’s new budget anticipated soon, infrastructure spending is once again on the minds of many Canadians. In the government’s last budget, it pledged to spend $120 billion over 10 years. Government spending means more procurement, which in turn can mean more bid rigging or other competition law issues among suppliers.
Monday, 23 January 2017 09:00 Written by Bill Trudell
Joni Mitchell’s line from Big Yellow Taxi “That you don't know what you've got/’Till it's gone” has been used quite often in the last weeks as President Barack Obama leaves the White House and an enigma moves in. I am actually grateful that this column was due on the eve of the inauguration as I am sure it would be an interesting event to write about. However, I would have missed the opportunity to reflect on what indeed we have lost with this transition.
Monday, 23 January 2017 09:00 Written by Taylor Deveau
With Canada in a technical recession and our economic future even more blurred with the election of Donald Trump, Canadians are facing uncertainty, to put it mildly, when it comes to job security. Some of us watched with entertainment and others with horror as the details of Trump’s six corporate bankruptcies emerged during his election campaign. While Trump’s companies — mostly gaming and casino enterprises — have failed in a highly publicized manner, personally, Trump has, by most standards, escaped rather unscathed.
Monday, 23 January 2017 09:00 Written by Barbara de Dios
One day some months ago, while interviewing for articling positions in the heart of Toronto’s Bay Street, I overheard a remark that, in a single instant, helped me understand the social barriers women still potentially face — particularly, and possibly even more so, on Bay Street. After meeting with a female candidate, I overheard chuckles and laughs from her male interviewee, who so casually remarked, “That girl needs to wear some makeup. She’ll never be a respected lawyer if she looks like that.”
Monday, 16 January 2017 10:32 Written by Lisa R. Lifshitz