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Age-old realities: a woman’s place in Toronto’s Bay StreetOne 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.”
'Common employer’ versus the ‘corporate veil’: when competing doctrines collideWith 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.
A meadow of hope as we say goodbye to Barack ObamaJoni 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.
The time has come to reward Competition Act whistleblowersWith 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.
Star Trek fan-fiction copyright suit tests ‘fair use’ defenceNot all space battles these days are being fought on the big screens.
Fighting corruption: SCC case on protecting third-party informants will helpRecent case law and commentary suggest that the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in World Bank Group v. Wallace has provided Canadian courts with the necessary framework to better protect third-party informants, paving the way for Canadian law enforcement to engage more aggressively in the fight against global corruption.
Monday, 16 January 2017 09:00

Why plea bargains can be a deal with the devil

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Why plea bargains can be a deal with the devilThe plea bargain is a deal with the devil — at least according to many members of the public. The public may be right, but the real question is: Just who is the devil in the plea bargain equation?
Monday, 09 January 2017 09:00

Three ways to improve your practice in 2017

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Three ways to improve your practice in 2017Do you make New Year's resolutions for your practice? This exercise can be a valuable opportunity to make meaningful changes in your firm. The following are three resolutions to consider for 2017.
Strong, compelling personal profiles — why it pays off and how to get startedIt’s that time of year when we make New Year’s resolutions and clean up after the holidays. What better time to establish a new habit? Book a recurring meeting with yourself each month to update and freshen up your profile.    
You say you want a resolution? A mediator reflects and regretsNew Year’s resolutions are made to be broken — or at least revisited — even if they are not, technically, “resolutions.”
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