Liberals pick only low-hanging justice fruit with Bill C-39This month, the Liberal government took swift and decisive action against zombie laws found lurking in Canada’s Criminal Code. Except their actions were not swift, decisive or principled but instead a half-hearted grab at only the lowest hanging justice fruit.
 
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Monday, 06 March 2017 09:00

Labour law overhaul

Illustration: Pete Ryan
Illustration: Pete Ryan
Ontario’s ‘Changing Workplaces Review’ could swing the pendulum toward employees.
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Transforming Canada’s largest in-house teamManagers of in-house legal teams often have a tough time making changes — introducing new processes, new technologies, encouraging employees to think differently. It’s even harder for managers of large departments. Updating attitudes and ways of working can seem impossible. That’s why William Pentney may have one of the most difficult jobs in the sector. He’s the federal government’s deputy minister of Justice and the deputy attorney general of Canada. His mission: Change how employees work throughout the Justice Department, a federal agency employing some 5,000 people, including about 2,500 lawyers.
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After facing a major financial crisis, non-profit organization Innocence Canada will be receiving funding from the Ontario government and the Law Society of Upper Canada.

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Video: Organization for wrongfully convicted gets funding boostAfter facing a major financial crisis, non-profit organization Innocence Canada will be receiving funding from the Ontario government and the Law Society of Upper Canada.
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It’s time to end sex-based discrimination in the Indian ActIn early December, two Parliamentary standing committees heard submissions on Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration), which represents yet another chapter in the struggle for equal treatment by indigenous women denied Indian status under the Indian Act
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Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Navdeep Bains spoke at a Women in Capital Markets event at Stikeman Elliott LLP last week.
Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Navdeep Bains spoke at a Women in Capital Markets event at Stikeman Elliott LLP last week.
The federal government says it won’t rule out quotas if its latest attempt to increase gender diversity on corporate boards using a “comply and explain” approach doesn’t work.
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Complying with new harassment legislation in OntarioFrom allegations of sexual harassment against former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes to the court case against former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi stemming from complaints of abusive behaviour both inside and outside the workplace, recent high-profile cases of harassment and violence have made it clear that many organizations struggle to uphold appropriate standards of conduct within their ranks.
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Thursday, 29 December 2016 09:00

Making municipalities work

Making municipalities workCanada’s cities will be the next frontier for risk-sharing public-private partnerships, bringing new players and new complications into the now well-tested infrastructure model. It’s been a slow start, with logistical and political obstacles to using outside groups to do the work that cities have traditionally carried out themselves. But some municipalities are commissioning private partnerships to build and operate new facilities or modernize creaking infrastructure, either because they are short of money or because they want someone else to shoulder the risks of construction delays or unexpectedly high maintenance and operating costs.
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CETA, Trump and Brexit: An Opportunity for Ireland and CanadaStanding alongside his European counterparts in Brussels on Oct. 30, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau snatched victory from defeat by having the Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement approved at the 11th hour. 
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