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Brian Beamish says one of his main goals is to help institutions deal with the issue of snooping by health care staff into patient records.
Brian Beamish says one of his main goals is to help institutions deal with the issue of snooping by health care staff into patient records.
Personal health information breaches are on the rise and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner in Ontario is embarking on an internal review of its processes in this and other areas as cases become more prevalent.
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Monday, 04 May 2015 08:00

‘Minivations’: start small

“Minivation.” That’s what Bill Pentney, who runs Canada’s largest law firm, calls the first and most important step to innovation.
Published in Commentary
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2015_May_IP-SpyGlass-BG.jpgFar-reaching changes to Canada’s intellectual property laws will force companies to keep an eagle eye on their trademark and patent applications, watching deadlines and actions by their competitors, filing before the new rules bite, and getting ready for a heftier bill.
Published in Issue Archive
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Standard_photos_Michele-Krech.jpgVacancies on the Supreme Court of Canada bench — comprised of eight puisne judges and the chief justice — are filled according to the will of the prime minister. Although there has been significant debate about the process and criteria for selecting Supreme Court judges, little if any debate has revolved around the selection of the chief justice in particular.
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Monday, 13 April 2015 08:00

Changes to patent law

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Standard_photos_Jean_Charles_Gregoire.jpgCanada is preparing to implement the Patent Law Treaty, which aims to harmonize formal procedures in respect of patent applications. Statutory amendments which implement and go beyond the treaty were recently passed into law, and regulatory amendments are expected to be released in draft for public consultation late 2016. The statutory and regulatory amendments will come into force after that.
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Faisal Kutty
Faisal Kutty
Hussein Hamdani
Hussein Hamdani
We are Canadian Muslim lawyers concerned about a new spate of fear mongering reminiscent of McCarthyism being promoted through parliamentary institutions.
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Monday, 23 March 2015 08:00

This election is about Stephen Harper

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Columnists_William-G-Trudell.jpgAn interesting political theory is that if an election campaign is all about someone, they will lose. In the upcoming election, Prime Minister Stephen Harper should be the issue.
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Lisa Chamzuk says the penalties are not ‘designed to punish but to encourage compliance.’
Lisa Chamzuk says the penalties are not ‘designed to punish but to encourage compliance.’
Almost a year after coming into force, the CRTC has issued its first fine and notice of violation under Canada’s anti-spam rules to a Quebec company it says was in “flagrant” violation of the law.
Published in Latest News
Monday, 02 March 2015 08:00

Taking on the big guns

Photo: Kim Stallknect
Photo: Kim Stallknect
Aniz Alani says he’s “just a guy with a credit card and some vacation time.”
Published in Departments
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Columnists_Ron-Poulton.jpgPicture this: you are a commercial or real estate or tax lawyer or any other counsel advising a person on the effects of their actions and recommending a course of conduct or financial re-arrangement to ensure future security in land, money, or rights. You are an expert in your area, are well paid for the advice and provide a sound, unassailable opinion. The clients structure their financial and personal affairs to follow a future path of conduct aimed at ensuring growth, security, and prosperity.
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