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Law Society to Debate Controversial Equality Oath in December

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

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Khadr Settlement Follows in the Footsteps of British and Australian Governments

Canada will pay Omar Khadr over $10 million to settle his lawsuit against the government for breaching his Charter rights. Though the decision is controversial, it isn’t unprecedented in the Commonwealth world. Omar Khadr is a Canadian citizen. At 15 … Continue reading

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Bill C-16 Infringes on Freedom of Expression, As It Should

Human rights are a balancing act. Rights can intersect, overlap, and conflict in unexpected ways. It has always been this way, and it will continue to be a challenge as our values change and evolve over time. Protecting one person’s … Continue reading

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