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Elizabeth Zarpa organized a rally in Victoria to draw attention to the 800-plus indigenous women who have disappeared or been murdered over the past 30 years. Photo: Mitch Wright
Elizabeth Zarpa organized a rally in Victoria to draw attention to the 800-plus indigenous women who have disappeared or been murdered over the past 30 years. Photo: Mitch Wright
In March, the Conservative government nixed the call for a federal inquiry into the disproportionate number of missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada, but a second-year University of Victoria law student, whose close childhood friend’s murdered body was found in late February, isn’t willing to give up.
Published in Latest News
Monday, 07 April 2014 08:00

In athletes’ defence

Photo: Sandra Strangemore
Photo: Sandra Strangemore
The recent Sochi Olympics might have put on display the fierce competition, personalities, and glamour of the Winter Games, but what the television–viewing public didn’t see was the behind-the-scenes struggles of athletes to make it to the top ranks.
Published in Departments
It was a tough choice not to write about the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision denying Stephen Harper’s appointment of Justice Marc Nadon to the top court. It has so many juicy elements: politics, Quebec’s unique role, the Constitution, the quality of legal drafting, good and evil (well maybe not, but maybe yes). But others, and I mean practically every pundit in the country who knows how to spell Supreme Court of Canada, has had their say, so I’ll move on.
Published in Commentary
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2014_April_Joe-Bradford.jpgI like Star Trek. So when the character Khan showed up in Star Trek: Into the Darkness, I knew this movie was paying homage to the older Star Trek: Wrath of Khan. Although Benedict Cumberbatch is no Ricardo Montalbán, as this new movie progressed, it moved beyond an homage and became a remake of Wrath of Khan. While sitting in my Corinthian leather chair, I realized there is a certain parallel between Star Trek and foreign investment review legislation in Canada.
Published in Issue Archive
For now, the sanctions against Russia don’t represent a major barrier to doing business but they could escalate. Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters
For now, the sanctions against Russia don’t represent a major barrier to doing business but they could escalate. Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters
Canadian companies with new and existing operations in Russia face a heightened level of business risk and need for greater due diligence following recent sanctions imposed by Ottawa, say lawyers.
Published in Latest News
There are too many competitive restraints in Toronto’s new proposals to regulate food trucks. (Photo: Jennifer Brown)
There are too many competitive restraints in Toronto’s new proposals to regulate food trucks. (Photo: Jennifer Brown)
In one of the more interesting local competition stories I’ve begun to follow, Toronto is proposing to liberalize the operation of food trucks in the city. According to a new City of Toronto staff report, rosily entitled “New Opportunities for Toronto’s Street Food Vendors,” the new food truck proposal is intended to provide “new opportunities for street food vendors across the City and more choices to the public for a diverse street food experience.”
Published in Web exclusive content
There are 500 companies facing AODA compliance orders from the province of Ontario. (Photo: Shutterstock)
There are 500 companies facing AODA compliance orders from the province of Ontario. (Photo: Shutterstock)
The Ontario government is cracking down on companies that haven’t complied with requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
Published in Latest News
Kristine Robidoux says she expects the court will take a general deterrence approach in sentencing Nazir Karigar.
Kristine Robidoux says she expects the court will take a general deterrence approach in sentencing Nazir Karigar.
When Nazir Karigar is sentenced the first week of April for conspiring to bribe a foreign public official, contrary to the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, it is likely the court will be looking to send a strong message, say legal observers.
Published in Latest News
Alberta comes in third in the top-rated jurisdictions for mining in the world, according to the Fraser Institute. (Photo: BG Smith/Shutterstock)
Alberta comes in third in the top-rated jurisdictions for mining in the world, according to the Fraser Institute. (Photo: BG Smith/Shutterstock)
Amid an increasingly competitive landscape, mining companies around the world are giving Quebec a lacklustre review with it comes to policies that appear to be making it a less desirable destination for exploration.
Published in Latest News
Monday, 03 March 2014 08:00

Still tempting

Illustration: Huan Tran
Illustration: Huan Tran
Canada still tempts cash-rich state-owned enterprises, even in the closely watched energy sector, but government rules and the deliberate ambiguity that surrounds them are making it hard to advise clients how to proceed and factoring into a steep investment slowdown.
Published in Features
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