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Thursday, September 28, 2023 @ 9:54 AM

Licence refused 10 years after it was issued | Sara Blake

Ersio Amendola had been a licensed paralegal for 10 years when the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) learned of a misrepresentation in his application for the licence. It held a hearing into whether to grant the licence (which he had had for 10 years) and issued a decision refusing to grant it. This decision was upheld by the Appeal Panel and, on judicial review, by the Divisional Court in Amendola v. Law Society of Ontario 2023 ONSC 4123. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 @ 10:10 AM

Children, gender expression and LGBTQ issues in Canadian, American schools | Nicola Simpson

In recent years, discussions surrounding children, gender expression and LGBTQ issues in schools have gained significant attention in both Canada and the United States. Recent protests related to LGBTQ issues and gender identity have added additional layers of complexity to family law disputes. These conversations intersect with the rights of parents to be informed and make decisions regarding their children’s pronoun choices at school and the integration of LGBTQ-related topics into the curriculum. ... [read more]

Monday, September 25, 2023 @ 1:06 PM

New book, new approaches to corrections | John Chaif

I started my life sentence in 1983. I went through 39 years of imprisonment and multiple attempts to “fix” the judicial system. Not one attempt has started and ended positively. The punitive mind-set always takes over and nullifies the beneficial aspects of the attempt. ... [read more]

Monday, September 25, 2023 @ 9:58 AM

Ontario’s Greenbelt saved, now Ford should fix other bad ideas | David Israelson

Let’s be charitable now that Premier Doug Ford has reversed himself completely and once again promises never to wreck Ontario’s Greenbelt. ... [read more]

Monday, September 25, 2023 @ 9:31 AM

Math at the end of days | Murray Gottheil

Let’s say that Michael is a partner at his firm. He stays for many years and builds up a substantial client base. ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 2:22 PM

Conductor unbecoming | Marcel Strigberger

Lunacy in the deep South? An Alabama high school band director at a sporting event was shocked with a stun gun and arrested after Birmingham police said he wouldn’t tell his band to stop playing. ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 9:40 AM

Insurers need to be more accepting of alternative care for long-COVID | Courtney Mulqueen

Clinical trials to test the safety and effectiveness of potential long-COVID treatments have the added bonus of discovering treatments for other “invisible illnesses” with similar symptoms. ... [read more]

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 @ 8:08 AM

Canada’s benighted record on India-related terrorism | John L. Hill

A Canadian citizen believed to be a terrorist by India was murdered on Canadian soil. Prime Minister Trudeau told the House of Commons on Sept. 18 that Canada attributes the killing to a state-sponsored assassination at the behest of the Indian government. Tensions between the two countries have escalated to the point of the recall of ambassadors and the halting of all visa services for citizens of Canada. ... [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]