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Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 9:28 AM

Accessible justice through law school public interest programming | Dana Rotenberg

It is an honour to have been invited by the Honourable Andromache Karakatsanis to write a guest column on the connection between access to justice and legal education. As law students across the country settle into the academic year, this is certainly a timely topic to explore. ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 9:18 AM

New partner, three associates for Dickinson Wright

Dickinson Wright LLP announced that Jeff Rosekat has joined the firm’s Toronto office as a partner. In addition, Ralph Alfieri, L. Jemark Earle and Helen Schweitzer have been hired as associates.  ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 9:16 AM

Consulting firm joins KPMG’s cross-border legal, tax planning services

KPMG in Canada announced that lawyer Mark Feigenbaum and the Feigenbaum Consulting team have joined the firm to strengthen KPMG’s cross-border legal and tax planning services. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 21, 2023 @ 5:04 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Feds to scrap ‘efficiency’ defence to anti-competitive mergers, expand Competition Bureau power Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry François-Philippe Champagne

The Trudeau government has moved to scrap the controversial “efficiencies” defence to anti-competitive mergers as part of a new package of proposed legislative measures that would remove the GST from new purpose-built rental housing, while expanding the Competition Bureau’s powers to investigate and compel information and enabling the government to direct that the anti-monopoly watchdog inquire into the state of competition in particular industries. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 21, 2023 @ 4:39 PM

Ford kills Greenbelt development plans as integrity commissioner declines ethics investigation Ontario Premier Doug Ford

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has reversed a controversial decision to allow development on the protected Greenbelt, the same day a report from the province’s integrity commissioner ruled there are “insufficient grounds” for him to enter into a full investigation as to whether Ford had breached provincial ethics rules over events surrounding his daughter’s wedding. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 21, 2023 @ 3:42 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Tax changes prevented creation of over 12K new businesses since 2015: report

A recent report released by the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI), an organization focusing on public policy reforms based on market economic principles, claims that income tax increases since 2015 have prevented the creation of thousands of potential businesses. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 21, 2023 @ 3:22 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Federal Court overturns decision expunging product from trademark registration citing new evidence

The Federal Court has allowed an appeal of a decision expunging a product from a trademark registration, finding that new evidence showed the trademark was in use for the product in the period relevant to a request for evidence by the registrar of trademarks. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 21, 2023 @ 2:36 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Alberta court allows appeal of class action concerning sexual assault in youth detention centre

The Alberta Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal for a class action certification that was denied by the case management judge in an alleged sexual assault case, finding that common issues could be resolved despite individualized concerns. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 21, 2023 @ 2:07 PM

Voice of experience on sex worker constitutional challenge | Naomi Sayers

In law school, I took a class called constitutional litigation. It was one of the most interactive and useful classes in my entire law school experience. We talked about different litigation pathways for constitutional challenges, from applications to actions, and what sort of evidence may be useful to support such a challenge. It was also taught by one of the leading constitutional law scholars. I felt very honoured to be in his class. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 21, 2023 @ 1:56 PM

Prioritizing employee well-being through support during challenging times Wave

Many have been feeling uneasy about the situation happening in Morocco with the devastating earthquake and the floods in Libya that have taken the lives of thousands. ... [read more]