legislation


  • Quite a year

    Dec 10, 2018

    Thanks to the tech-heavy age in which we live, events seem to transpire at super-speed. That’s why, when we examine issues that have transpired in 2018, some can feel like they happened eons ago.

  • Make the simplified rules meaningful

    Dec 10, 2018

    Rule 76 of the Rules of Civil Procedure was introduced to impose a mandatory simplified process for actions of comparatively modest monetary value, which exceed the jurisdiction of Small Claims Court.

  • Funding woes

    Nov 26, 2018

    The province of Ontario has nixed the proposed law school at Ryerson University. For those who have been watching the proposal work its way forward through various levels of the approval process, the news was not a surprise.

  • Pro Bono Ontario requests LSO match

    Pro Bono Ontario requests LSO match

    Nov 26, 2018

    Pro Bono Ontario says the Law Society of Ontario is considering funding to sustain Pro Bono Ontario’s Law Help Centres, which are set to close Dec. 14.

  • Province denies approval for Ryerson law school

    Province denies approval for Ryerson law school

    Nov 26, 2018

    Ryerson University has been dealt a major setback in the final stages of its plan for a law school, after the province has said it will not approve Ryerson’s submission to create a new juris doctor program in Toronto.

  • Culture of delay is inexcusable

    Nov 26, 2018

    Most Canadians’ experience of the Peel Region is limited to Pearson International Airport, where frustrating delays are a fact of life — attributable, in large part, no doubt, to the unforgiving Canadian weather.

  • Calls to change legislation to stop predatory marriages

    Calls to change legislation to stop predatory marriages

    Nov 19, 2018

    Seniors and other vulnerable people need to be protected from predators seeking access to their estate through marriage, say family and estates lawyers.

  • New divorce act holds beneficial changes

    New divorce act holds beneficial changes

    Nov 19, 2018

    A modernization of Canada’s Divorce Act intended to make the family justice system more efficient and effective could significantly impact some families during the divorce process, say lawyers.

  • Decision addresses support obligations

    Decision addresses support obligations

    Nov 19, 2018

    A recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision serves as a reminder to lawyers that there are no hard and fast rules laying out when support for a child should end.

  • Platonic friends can adopt a child together

    Platonic friends can adopt a child together

    Nov 19, 2018

    The Ontario Superior Court has recently sided with two friends seeking to adopt a child together, finding governing legislation restricting their joint adoption application to be unconstitutional.

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