• Victoria Shroff

    Shark fin win for animal law

    Jun 24, 2019

    If you're still looking for proof that animal law is headline news in Canada or that our laws are starting to address animal protection, look no further than Ottawa.

    Victoria Shroff
  • Brenda Gunn

    The Senate halts recognition of Indigenous rights on National Indigenous Peoples Day

    Jun 24, 2019

    There are only days left for the Senate to complete its consideration of bill C-262 to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The bill was passed by the House of Commons in May 2018, but it has been before the Senate ever since, going through rounds of hotly contested debate.

    Brenda Gunn
  • Tim Wilbur

    Canadian global leadership on data protection

    Jun 24, 2019

    For this issue, we made an unusual decision. Vivek Narayanadas, the lawyer we featured on our cover, is not a Canadian lawyer. He went to law school in the United States and works there still.

    Tim Wilbur|Editor's Desk
  • Michael Spratt

    Ontario needs another Leslie Frost, not another Caroline Mulroney

    Jun 24, 2019

    There were lots of reasons to fire Caroline Mulroney. So very, very many reasons. Mulroney, Ontario’s former attorney general, provided cover for Premier Doug Ford when he unnecessarily invoked the Charter’s notwithstanding clause in a petty fight over the size of Toronto’s city council. Even when Ford undermined the judicial process, asking why unelected judges should prevail over the will of the majority, Mulroney bobbled in agreement instead of acting as a champion for the rule of law and due process.

    Michael Spratt
  • Lisa R. Lifshitz

    Combatting cyber threats: CSE releases new baseline cybersecurity controls

    Jun 17, 2019

    On April 5, 2019, the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security released the Baseline Cyber Security Controls for Small and Medium Organizations intended to assist small and medium organizations in Canada that want recommendations to improve their cyber security resiliency.

    Lisa R. Lifshitz|The IT Girl
  • Kevin Cheung

    Applying diversity and inclusion to small firms

    Jun 17, 2019

    Diversity and inclusion have been trending for several years and have exploded recently. More than ever, the spotlight is on what law firms are doing to advance diversity and inclusion in the profession.

    Kevin Cheung|Soul & Small Practice
  • Sayeh Hassan

    SCC acknowledges asserting rights with police is a privilege

    Jun 17, 2019

    Often, individuals fleeing their countries of birth have either witnessed or been personally subjected to police brutality, sometimes for things that we take for granted in Canada such as peacefully protesting or writing a blog post that may be critical of the government.

    Sayeh Hassan
  • Hassan Ahmad

    Look to judges, not politicians for transnational corporate liability

    Jun 17, 2019

    Canadian media outlets and water coolers alike were abuzz recently about revelations that the prime minister’s office attempted to inhibit former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould from prosecuting Canadian mega-corporation SNC-Lavalin after the company had allegedly bribed public officials abroad.

    Hassan Ahmad
  • Richard Stock

    Influencing the demand for legal services

    Jun 11, 2019

    Gone are the days when conference programs featured sessions on the value of the law department. General counsel explained why business units should be encouraged to call on their lawyers more regularly, and definitely earlier, in the conduct of business.

    Richard Stock|Performance in the Law Department
  • Sarah Adler

    Revolutionizing the response to failure: a post-error action plan for law firms

    Jun 10, 2019

    Have you ever been involved in the blame game? When something goes tragically wrong on a file and everyone is so scared of the fallout that they start finger pointing?

    Sarah Adler