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November 21, 2019

Bylaws were held up for nearly 2 years after lengthy appeals process

A provincial tribunal has ruled in favour of Toronto's plan to put stricter regulations on the city's short-term rental market.

The Local Planning and Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) made its decision Monday, ne...

November 20, 2019

Mendicino to oversee Liberal promises including growing immigration targets.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named Marco Mendicino as Canada’s next Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.

A descendant of Italian immigrants to Canada, Mendicino represents the...

October 22, 2019

The Liberals’ minority victory in the October 21 federal election means Canada’s immigration system will likely remain stable as long as they are able to maintain the confidence of Parliament. 

While the Liberals will need to rely on the support of at least one other pa...

August 19, 2019

No one ever wins when politicians play political games with legal aid. The inevitable result of the needless politicking is decreased access to justice and unfairness in our courts. And, as the recent dust-up over legal aid in Ontario has shown, politicians don’t win e...

March 23, 2018

The fate of a controversial section in Canada’s anti-spam legislation that allowed consumers the right to sue for breaches, before it was put on hold, remains unclear.

The section was abruptly suspended last June, a month before it was to be enacted, when businesses, ch...

March 23, 2018

A $1.4-billion class action lawsuit launched in 2015 against the Beer Store has been dismissed by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

The case involved restaurant owner David Hughes who brought the action on behalf of “all persons in Canada who purchased beer in Onta...

March 23, 2018

The University of Victoria is launching a four-year law program said to be the first of its kind in the world that teaches both Indigenous and non-Indigenous law to students. 

John Borrows, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law, is one of the two creators of the progr...

Medical assistance in dying has been legal in Canada for nearly two years, but confusion around how to interpret the legislation persists. 

When the federal government passed Bill C-14 in June 2016, reactions to the law were immediate and vociferous. Some felt that it w...

March 23, 2018

CHICAGO — Will lawyers soon be arguing their cases in a virtual courtroom, perhaps from their living room or a distant tropical island, untethered by a physical location? While that may seem like a distant sci-fi future, virtual reality is no longer fiction, as some te...

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