- Here’s Why Ontario’s Back-to-Work Legislation May Be Unconstitutional
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- Should Ontario Charities Provide Legal Services?
- Law Society to Debate Controversial Equality Oath in December
- Why Canada Doesn’t Need a Law Against Stealing Firefighting Equipment
Category Archives: Ontario
Last week, the government of Ontario forced 12,000 public college professors, instructors, librarians, and counsellors to end their strike and return to work. While many students breathed a sign of relief, the government’s back-to-work-legislation was not welcomed by the workers, who … Continue reading
Ontario paralegals and lawyers are in heated debates over the merits of a new requirement by the Law Society to adopt a “statement of principles” acknowledging an obligation to promote equality, diversity, and inclusion. Last December, the Law Society benchers … Continue reading
Canada’s oldest law society is getting a name change. On Thursday, September 28, the Law Society of Upper Canada voted 33 to 11 in favour of a motion to discard “Upper Canada” from its name at its first fall Convocation … Continue reading
What’s best for lawyers and paralegals isn’t always best for the people they serve. The Law Society of Upper Canada regulates the legal professions in Ontario in the public interest. It’s part of its mandate to ensure the public gets … Continue reading
In most cases, real-life court proceedings are far from the spectacles you see every night on TV. They’re slow, measured, and fairly soft-spoken. Lawyers and paralegals do most of the talking, and since everyone in town knows each other, they … Continue reading
The internet has had a profound effect on the textbook industry. Many publishers now offer online courses and learning material in addition to ink-and-paper books. The books themselves often take the form of ebooks, which students appreciate for being lighter … Continue reading
Have something to say about marijuana legalization? You’re in luck. The Ontario government is running an online survey on cannabis legalization in the province. Residents have until July 31, 2017, to share feedback on how Ontario should approach the sale … Continue reading
A recent ruling opened the door for parents to obtain child support for disabled adults over the age of 18 in Ontario. Constitutional Challenge to Ontario’s Child Support Law The case of Coates v. Watson involves a single mother Robyn Coates … Continue reading