Category Archives: Ontario

The Law Society of Upper Canada is Getting a New Name

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

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Should the Law Society Limit Contingency Fees in Ontario?

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

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The Case Against Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs) in Ontario

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

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Why Paralegal and Police Textbooks Need a Canadian Perspective

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

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Have Your Say On Marijuana Legalization in Ontario

  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

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Judge Orders Child Support for Disabled Adults in Ontario

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

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Liberals Have Big Plans for Child Care in Ontario

Another week, another major policy announcement from the Liberal government. This time, it relates to child care in Ontario. The minister of Early Years and Child Care announced a $1.6 billion plan to create 45,000 new licensed day cares in … Continue reading

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How the Changing Workplaces Review Could Impact Ontario Employment Law

On May 23rd, 2017, the Ontario government released the recommendations of the Changing Workplaces Review. The Review was launched two years ago to research and identify areas of change in Ontario employment law, particularly the Employment Standards Act (ESA) and … Continue reading

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