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Speaker's Corner: Inoculation against a rising tide of global risk

In an age of massive data leaks, whistleblower bounties, and multimillion-dollar fines for violations of bribery and corruption laws, multinational corporate executives and board members must prioritize the implementation of robust anti-corruption compliance programs to safeguard their companies and shareholder value.
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Editorial: An unusual ruling

An unusual ruling against Ontario’s Family Responsibility Office is worthy of note.
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Inside Queen's Park: Money greases those political wheels

Politics is about many things: serving the community, leadership, decision-making, law-making, and much more.
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Editorial: Pro bono props

Pro Bono Ontario has announced the launch of a new, free corporate law clinic.
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Speaker's Corner: Human Rights Tribunal needs to revisit discrimination remedies

On March 17, 2016, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario released its decision in Lewis v. Sugar Daddys Nightclub, finding that Caesar Lewis was subjected to vicious physical and verbal abuse based on his gender identity and expression.
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Editorial: Justice delayed

Law Times reports this week that a recently resigned assessment officer says the wait times for preliminary appointments for assessments under the Solicitors Act has ballooned to more than 12 months from three months. This is concerning, to say the least.
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Inside Queen's Park: Back to the future for family courts?

As noted recently, the ongoing review by the Law Society of Upper Canada and Justice Annemarie E. Bonkalo into what roles non-lawyers could play in Family Court is long overdue and has prompted some intriguing reaction.
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Speaker's Corner: Sattva questioned for contracts of adhesion

Since the release of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Sattva Capital Corp. v. Creston Moly Corp., there has been a lot of discussion about the “factual matrix” mentioned in the decision to be considered in the interpretation of a contract. However, the Court of Appeal for Ontario in MacDonald v. Chicago Title Insurance has recently distinguished Sattva in the context of standard form contracts and other contracts of adhesion.
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The Hill: Senate side jobs can pay off

Our senators are picking up a little extra cash outside the Senate. It’s all nice and legal. No Mike Duffy stuff.
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Editorial: Where the law and PR divide

There is doing what is legal.
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Editorial: A challenging question

Law Times reports this week the federal government is looking at the possibility of bringing back the Court Challenges Program.
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Inside Queen's Park: Family court review may bring overdue relief

It’s no secret Ontario’s family law courts are in need of fixing.
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