Our Prairies Regional Report finds that business for many lawyers in Saskatchewan and Manitoba can rely on the ancient basics.
An Ontario Superior Court judge has awarded $49,000 to a man and $10,000 to his family, after he was illegally arrested, pulled from his car and pinned to the ground by Hamilton police.
While alternative fee arrangements and seeking out external law firms with a diverse roster of lawyers were not top of mind for most in-house counsel who participated in Canadian Lawyer’s 2018 Corporate Counsel Survey, the billable-hour model and developing external counsel relationships were.
Experts in international law say legalized recreational use of cannabis could spell political trouble on the international stage for Canada as it is going against three United Nations drug-control treaties.
The Canadian Judicial Council’s probe into Superior Court Justice George Patrick Smith has ended with a CJC review panel finding he contravened the Judges Act but that he acted in good faith and had a genuine desire to help Lakehead University by serving as interim law dean.
Six Ontario automobile insurers have been named in a series of class-action lawsuits by accident victims who are seeking millions in benefits they say they were denied because the insurer improperly subtracted the harmonized sales tax from their benefits packages.
Amendments to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, which require mandatory reporting of unauthorized disclosure of personal information by private sector organizations, come into effect today, but federal Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien says his office was not given additional resources to handle the data-breach reporting.
Traditionally, cannabis grow operations have been subject to one regulation — stay hidden from the police. But as the industry now legally produces a high-demand product on an industrial scale, there is a web of environmental laws and regulations from three levels of government producers must follow.
The federal government plans to pardon all those convicted of possessing up to 30 grams of cannabis, as Oct. 17 marks the first day in the era of legal Canadian cannabis.
Lawyers say the Ontario government’s plan to review and possibly reverse its predecessor's labour and employment reforms is a regressive move on necessary changes in the province.