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Speaker's Corner: Changes mean burdens for business?

On Dec. 10, 2015, the Ontario legislature passed the Budget Measures Act, 2015, which enacted a number of new statutes, including the Forfeited Corporate Property Act, 2015.
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Editorial: Bill 132 aftermath

In this edition of Law Times, Michael McKiernan has written a feature exploring how small businesses are creating workplace investigation strategies to avoid being overwhelmed by the requirements of new sexual harassment legislation. 
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The Hill: Canada, the good

When the new Liberal government decided a year ago to throw wide open the doors to 25,000 Syrian refugees and settle them as residents of Canada, many of our country’s lawyers decided they, too, should respond to the call of humanity.
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Editorial: LPP rescued

Cancelling programs is never a popular move.
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Speaker's Corner: Carding regulations will shape legal landscape

Over the last year, I’ve been frequently asked, “How do you feel about carding finally being over?” My answer? “It’s not. Carding has been regulated, not eliminated.”
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Editorial: Small victory

The Safe Streets Act has been under fire for years by critics, who argue it criminalizes homeless people.
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Speaker's Corner: Why the LPP should be continued

In a recent report, a majority of an LSUC committee recommended that Convocation terminate the Law Practice Program next spring.
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Speaker's Corner: End the jail lockdown crisis

Like hostages in a never-ending drama, hundreds of prisoners have found themselves thrust into a more-than-two-year labour dispute at the Toronto South Detention Centre. As a result, those imprisoned within the superjail have experienced miserable living conditions that have drawn the ire of judges, criminal lawyers and human rights groups. 

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Editorial: Digitization and A2J

Everywhere you look, it’s a rush to digitize and all things data-oriented.

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Editorial: PTSD mainstreams

Thirteen years ago, a Canadian wrote a book that changed the lexicon about how people deal with trauma.

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Speaker's Corner: Lessons from Ashley’s death

This Oct. 19, it will be precisely one year since the federal Liberal government took office under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s leadership. The date is also an anniversary of a more sombre kind. On Oct.19, 2007, 19-year-old Ashley Smith died in a segregation cell at Grand Valley Prison in the custody of Federal Corrections. The coincidence of these two anniversaries should prompt us to reflect on how far we still have to go toward improving the functions of the criminal justice and correctional systems, particularly as they are deployed in relation to girls.

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Speaker's Corner: Fantasy sports perfectly legal

The law of gaming in Canada is confusing and outdated. The Internet compounds the problem by offering a range of gaming opportunities unimagined when most Canadian gaming laws were created.  Some lawyers believe fantasy sport “betting” web sites are illegal.
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