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French-language law faculties grappling with new breed of generative AI tools
David Robitaille
University of Ottawa vice-dean David Robitaille says establishing guidelines for use of generative artificial intelligence is ‘certainly a priority issue for faculties, at least for ours. But we shouldn’t rush into solutions too quickly.’

Thursday, September 28, 2023 @ 4:18 PM

Last Updated: Thursday, September 28, 2023 @ 5:15 PM

Nearly a year after the emergence of a new breed of generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools were thrust into public consciousness, with the program ChatGPT leading the charge, French-language law faculties in Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick are still grappling over their far-reaching potential impacts on teaching and learning in higher education. ... [read more]

Court rejects film company’s adverse inference argument in copyright claim matter

Thursday, September 28, 2023 @ 4:41 PM

The Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal where a film production company alleged that respondents at certain Internet protocol (IP) addresses were engaging in copyright infringement activities against it. ... [read more]

ESDC imposes $1.54M in penalties, bans 7 employers for Temporary Foreign Worker Program violations

Thursday, September 28, 2023 @ 3:27 PM

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has banned seven employers from using the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and imposed penalties of $1.54 million on 93 employers for violating conditions of the program, according to a release. ... [read more]

Ontario regulator launches resource centre for women lawyers Jacqueline Horvat

Thursday, September 28, 2023 @ 2:48 PM

The Law Society of Ontario used its September Convocation to announce the launch of an online resource hub for women lawyers. On Sept. 28, LSO treasurer Jacqueline Horvat spoke to benchers about the Women’s Resource Centre (WRC), designed to “support the retention and advancement of women lawyers and paralegals in private practice, in-house, or government positions.” ... [read more]

Cities can be liable for ‘historical’ harms by police, lawyer says Celeste Poltak

Thursday, September 28, 2023 @ 2:45 PM

An East Coast court’s ruling in a sex assault case dating back decades should serve as a warning to municipalities that they can be held vicariously liable for “historically intentional torts” committed by police officers, says a lawyer. ... [read more]

SCC applies Vavilov standard of review framework; overturns FCA on immigration inadmissibility

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 @ 5:15 PM

Last Updated: Thursday, September 28, 2023 @ 1:55 PM

Applying the Vavilov standard of review framework, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled 8-0 that non-citizens can be found inadmissible to Canada and deported under the s. 34(1)(e) “security grounds” provision of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) only if the non-citizen’s alleged violent conduct had a nexus to national security or the security of Canada. ... [read more]

Feds announce ‘Voluntary Code of Conduct’ for AI development, management effective immediately Francois-Philippe Champagne

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 @ 4:23 PM

The federal government has announced Canada’s “Voluntary Code of Conduct on the Responsible Development and Management of Advanced Generative AI Systems,” effective immediately. ... [read more]