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August 21, 2017
Waiting for action as federal government makes no move to address mandatory minimums
Canadians were told that reforming the justice system was a priority for Jody Wilson-Raybould and the Trudeau government.We were told evidence-based policy is the new order of business when it comes to crime and punishment. Both Trudeau and Wilson-Raybould identified the use of mandatory minimum sentences and constraints on judicial discretion as priority areas for reform.And then there was no action. But last year at the Criminal Lawyers’ Associations annual conference, Wilson-Raybould wa
August 21, 2017
Immigration detention: a journey through the looking glass
“You know, that might be the answer — to act boastfully about something we ought to be ashamed of. That’s a trick that never seems to fail.” ― Joseph Heller, Catch-22
August 21, 2017
(Ain’t) gonna fly now: European court rejects EU-Canadian PNR deal
In a decisive victory for privacy rights and a clear rejection of broad anti-terrorism legislation, the Court of Justice of the European Union on July 26 quashed the pending agreement between Canada and the European Union on the transfer and processing of passenger name record data as providing insufficient protection and inadequate safeguards for Europeans.
August 21, 2017
The importance of strategic planning for in-house counsel
It is essential that in-house counsel remain at all times not just a manager of risk and litigation but rather a strategic partner with the business team. What this means and to what extent the legal department plays such a role varies from one in-house department to another, but it is critical that in-house leaders think about how the department adds value for its clients and how its strategic plans align and advance those of the client.

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