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Editorial: The last resort

Law Times reports the Fair Change Community Services Legal Clinic is looking to launch a constitutional challenge to the provincial Safe Streets Act, which bans aggressive panhandling.
The move comes after the clinic said it scored a victory in 2016 after fighting tickets and fines that homeless people had incurred under the act. Lawyers say the act criminalizes people who are impoverished and that tickets issued under the act waste valuable time and resources in provincial courts, increasing delays.
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Speaker's Corner: To strike or not to strike

A motion to strike is an important tool in the litigator’s arsenal, often used to achieve a speedy end to litigation. The courts have repeatedly held that the test is whether it is plain and obvious that the pleading, construed generously, discloses no reasonable cause of action or defence assuming the facts pleaded to be true. But what happens when the court is faced with a novel claim — one that does not fit neatly into the traditional confines of existing legal doctrines, such as negligence? The answer is that public policy considerations must move in to fill the gap.
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Editorial: Timing is everything

Once upon a time, in 2015, a plan by then-president Barack Obama and then-prime minister Stephen Harper to make travelling between the two countries faster seemed like a very sensible idea.
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Speaker's Corner: Call for clarity on Crown’s duty to consult

The Crown’s duty to consult indigenous peoples — where a decision has the potential to adversely impact existing or asserted aboriginal or treaty rights — finds its root in s. 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982, which states, “The existing aboriginal and treaty rights of the aboriginal peoples of Canada are hereby recognized and affirmed.”
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Editorial: Not so vexatious

Justice David Stratas of the Federal Court of Appeal has delivered a balanced ruling on the thorny problem of vexatious litigants. As reported in Law Times, lawyers say the ruling litigant will bring greater certainty to when and how lawyers should bring motions to curb frivolous litigation.
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Speaker's Corner: Criminal law out of step on HIV

While there remains no cure for HIV, available medications are effective at managing the virus. People living with HIV who have access to sustained treatment have more or less the same life expectancy as those who are HIV-negative. Knowledge of prevention strategies is also better than ever, and it is much harder to transmit HIV than generally supposed. For example, the risk of transmission is zero if a condom is used properly and no breakage occurs, and it’s negligible to zero if a person living with HIV is being successfully treated with antiretroviral medications.
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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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A Law Times column examines whether the Law Society of Upper Canada should change its name to the Law Society of Ontario, in light of different social changes, such as the Truth and Reconciliation Committee’s Calls to Action. Should LSUC change its name?
Yes, it’s time for LSUC to catch up with the times, and update its name.
No, the name of the LSUC is appropriate, and changing it would not accomplish much.