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Editorial: Protecting sources?

Much coverage has been dedicated to the trouble the journalism industry has endured in the last decade.
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Speaker's Corner: Missed opportunity for family law

The Ontario government recently released the findings of Justice Anne-Marie Bonkalo, in the form of the long-awaited Family Legal Services Review.
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Editorial: A tart ruling

One hopes that Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi took a look at an Ontario Divisional Court ruling issued recently.
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Speaker's Corner: Ticket bots: Raging against the machine

Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi recently announced that the provincial government is seeking public input to address the problems presented by so-called ticket bots. For those unfamiliar with this dystopian-like term, ticket bots are software programs that obtain tickets from an online ticket-selling platform beyond a specified limit, circumventing website fair purchase rules. These tickets are then typically resold, often at marked-up prices.
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Editorial: No judge is an island

Revolution in the streets is what leads to decisions in the courts, said a sign I saw last week.
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Speaker's Corner: Civil delays and access to justice

In the 2016 decision of R v. Jordan, the Supreme Court of Canada revisited s. 11(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
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Editorial: Family welfare

Law Times has two stories this week focused on issues related to child welfare. In one, Ontario Superior Court Justice Grant Campbell found two lawyers provided incompetent counsel while representing parents in a family law case that he said shows the poor state of the child welfare system in Canada.
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Speaker's Corner: Hidden camera has implications for privacy law

Late last year, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice released Patel v. Sheth, the next in a series of cases following the 2012 recognition of a tort of intrusion upon seclusion in Jones v. Tsige.
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That's history: The roots of common law in Canada

This third column on the roots of Canada’s legal traditions is devoted to the common law, following others on indigenous law and civil law.
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Editorial: Close community

The Ontario legal community is incredibly inter-connected.
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Law Times poll

Law Times reports that lawyers are expressing concerns over the timing of the rollout of extensive draft regulations by the provincial government to amend the Condominium Act. Do you feel this will leave little time to bring clients up to speed?
Yes, the government expects the first phase of legislation to be implemented later this year, and this leaves little lead time for lawyers.
No, the changes leave appropriate time for lawyers to digest all the regulations and help clients understand them.