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  • Bill Trudell

    Let right prevail

    Apr 1, 2019

    This bencher election is a significantly important one. A self-regulating profession needs regulators who represent a mix of experience, balance, compassion, energy, engagement and a concern for its members.

    Bill Trudell|Sidebars
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    The role of leadership

    Mar 25, 2019

    If you ask most people what they love about their jobs, they’ll list a lot of things that make their work meaningful.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
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    Learn this contract legislation

    Mar 25, 2019

    The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is law in Ontario by the International Sales Conventions Act.

    Andrew Ottaway
  • Fathima Cader

    Embarrassing wage gap persists

    Mar 18, 2019

    In 2017, women in Canada earned an average of $0.87 for every dollar earned by men, Statistics Canada has reported.

    Fathima Cader
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Tackling giant problems

    Mar 18, 2019

    The unusual aspect of tackling problems is that we usually do not engage with them unless we have a self interest to do so or we’re told why the issue needs to change and understand it on a deeper level.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
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    Nixing victim surcharges a good move

    Mar 18, 2019

    Late last year, the Supreme Court of Canada quashed the mandatory victim surcharge imposed on accused convicted of criminal offences.

    Sayeh Hassan
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    The great divide

    Mar 11, 2019

    For any reader who has checked out an issue of Law Times recently, you’ll be aware that we’ve been covering issues of interest regarding the upcoming bencher election.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
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    Statement of principles is a good thing to do

    Mar 11, 2019

    Equality, diversity and inclusion has become a hot topic as bencher election campaigns mobilize. The Law Society of Ontario’s statement of principles requirement returns to the forefront of intra-professional debate.

    Fred Wu
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    Planning for long-term funding of PBO

    Mar 11, 2019

    Last year, and just in time, the federal government stepped in to bridge the funding gap of the three Law Help Centres in Toronto and Ottawa.

    Jennifer Leitch
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    Uber’s unintended gift to Ontario employees

    Mar 4, 2019

    The end to abusive non­disparagement clauses in employment law releases is on the horizon thanks in part to Uber’s attempt to enforce the over-reaching arbitration provision in its agreement with its drivers.

    Howard Winkler

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