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Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 4:15 PM

Canada signs Ukraine free-trade deal, sanctions illegal transfer of Ukrainian kids to Russia

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed an updated Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) during the Ukrainian president’s visit to Ottawa. ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 1:00 PM

New president of Manitoba legal regulator eyes access to justice, technology, diversity Wayne Onchulenko, president of the Law Society of Manitoba.

Keeping lawyers up to speed on using technology and continuing to improve access to justice in remote communities are high priorities for the Law Society of Manitoba’s new president. ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 12:31 PM

Ottawa invites funding proposals from organizations working for women’s equality Women and Gender Equality and Youth Minister Marci Ien

The federal government is calling for funding proposals from organizations that are fighting for women’s equality. ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 11:18 AM

Ponzi schemes, dark web, money laundering Liar

Ponzi schemes and money laundering are two interconnected elements of financial fraud that have plagued economies worldwide. These illicit activities have caused significant financial losses for individuals and institutions, undermining trust in financial systems. This article aims to shed light on the nature of Ponzi schemes, the mechanics of money laundering and the intricate relationship between the two. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 21, 2023 @ 10:59 AM

Canada targets three Haitians for ‘significant corruption’ fuelling Haiti’s humanitarian crisis Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly

Canada has imposed dealings bans and entry prohibitions on three Haitian businessmen the federal government says have engaged in “gross and systematic human rights violations” and “acts that threaten the peace, security, and stability of Haiti.” ... [read more]

Thursday, September 21, 2023 @ 10:26 AM

B.C. Court of Appeal: Death of woman with Down syndrome warrants harsher sentence | Kate McInnes

On the morning of Oct. 13, 2018, emergency services were called to Astrid Dahl’s Port Coquitlam residence. Inside, they found the body of 54-year-old Florence (Flo) Girard. At her death, Flo weighed just 51 pounds; the medical examiner who performed her autopsy described her appearance as “emaciated” and “almost skeletal.” The cause of death was severe malnutrition, which was explained to the court as a slow, preventable process that may occur over the course of several months and can be treated with timely medical attention. ... [read more]

Monday, September 18, 2023 @ 3:28 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Canada to invite transport workers to apply for residency through Express Entry system Pablo Rodriguez

Canada is set to invite transport workers to apply for permanent residency as part of an effort to address labour shortages in the sector and support the country’s economic goals, according to a release by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). ... [read more]

Friday, September 15, 2023 @ 4:06 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Canada imposes more sanctions for Iranian regime’s ‘continued aggression’ against Iranians Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly

Canada has imposed sanctions against six Iranian officials involved in “gross and systemic violations of human rights,” including the chief architect of the regime’s repressive compulsory hijab policy, as well as against senior members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IGRC) and Iran’s parliament involved in the Iranian regime’s "continued aggression against its citizens.” ... [read more]

Friday, September 15, 2023 @ 2:56 PM

Mules in money laundering: Unveiling hidden link Mule

 Money laundering is a global menace that enables criminals to legitimize illicitly obtained funds. To achieve this, criminals often employ various sophisticated techniques, one of which involves the use of money mules. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 14, 2023 @ 12:16 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Ontario farmers challenge UN rapporteur’s comments linking foreign worker program to slavery

Ontario fruit and vegetable growers have challenged comments made by a United Nations special rapporteur linking the country’s temporary foreign worker program to slavery, noting that employer obligation to such workers were as high or higher than obligations to Canadian workers. ... [read more]