Carol Hansell says there should be a process to have business laws in Ontario updated regularly.
Carol Hansell says there should be a process to have business laws in Ontario updated regularly.
In an effort to make Ontario a more competitive business jurisdiction, a panel of legal experts has made recommendations to review outdated business legislation in the province.
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Monday, 20 July 2015 08:00

Is there a consultant for that?

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Columnists_Twila-E-Reid.jpgThe headline in the local news is: “Province hires external consultant to review practice of hiring external consultants.” This follows a report from Newfoundland and Labrador’s auditor general, who found that costs for consultants had been double (or, in one case, quadruple) the original estimate. As reported by the CBC:
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Monday, 22 June 2015 08:00

BIOC the Invincible!

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Columnists_Ron-Poulton.jpgI cringe when I hear the acronym BIOC used by Canadian Justice Department lawyers when they describe the interests of children in immigration law.
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Monday, 15 June 2015 08:00

Moving in the right direction

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Columnists_Lisa-Lifshitz.jpgOn June 10, the Ontario government announced it would be introducing new legislation this fall to address perceived shortcomings in the Personal Health Information Protection Act, which governs the protection of personal health information in Ontario.
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Monday, 15 June 2015 08:00

How low can it go?

David Dodge is predicting a slow recovery with Alberta weaker than the Canadian average for the rest of 2015-16.
David Dodge is predicting a slow recovery with Alberta weaker than the Canadian average for the rest of 2015-16.
As the economy in Alberta continues to languish, some companies in the resource sector are doing opportunistic prospecting to see if they can strike a deal with a needy seller, but are they ready to bite?
Published in Latest News
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Standard_photos_calder-johnson.jpgIn June 2015, after seven years of collecting evidence the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada released its 388-page executive summary, centred on the TRC’s 94 recommendations and written as a call to action.
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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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