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John Tory isn't the only lawyer in the race to be Toronto's next mayor. Although he's far from being a leading candidate in the race against Rob Ford, Ari Goldkind showed his wit at a campaign event last week when he declared: "I'd rather see a lawyer running for mayor than a mayor running to his lawyer." He tells Law Times' Yamri Taddese why he's running for the city's top municipal job.
While he was most memorable as finance minister, Jim Flaherty was also a prominent lawyer and, of course, Ontario's attorney general. With coverage from Flaherty's state funeral last week, reporter Yamri Taddese also talks to his former law partner about his career as a lawyer.
The time to take action on access to justice has passed, says Osgoode Hall Law School dean Lorne Sossin, who's among members of the legal community who will be participating in next month's Flip Your Wig for Justice event. Sossin and others talk about the event and why they're taking part.