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Border Crossings
October 24, 2016
Marriage sponsorship refusals ignore cultural nuances
 In 2010, Stephen Harper’s government amended the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations to create two separate and distinct grounds for refusing a marriage sponsorship.
Trial by Fire
October 24, 2016
San Pellegrino Blues — Part 2
-    Hi Melissa . . . Look, I’m not sure how to break this to you but, um, something’s come up and I have to stay at the office and work all night.
Practice Made Perfect
October 24, 2016
When it comes to demonstrating 'value,' what’s old is new again
When talking about business development, people talk a lot about “creating value” but much less often about what that actually means. It is difficult to articulate in absolutes what “value” means because it will be different depending on the circumstances. It will depend on what needs are held by the person for whom you want to create “value,” what skillset you have, the nature of your relationship, the maturity of your relationship, any interests you share and more.
Ab Initio
October 24, 2016
Stop procrastinating! Remember the big picture
We all do it — some more than others. Everyone has delayed starting an unfavourable task. You’re probably procrastinating right now. As law students, there is an endless supply of readings, assignments and papers to be done and, yet, our houses are immaculate or we are entirely caught up with Netflix (all of Netflix). It’s important to remind ourselves of the end goal: becoming a lawyer. 
Letter from Law Law Land
October 24, 2016
Thankfully, Biff Tannen will not be president
I'm going to boldly make a prediction (two weeks before the election in the United States) that Hillary Clinton will become the next U.S. president and that Donald Trump (who former prime minister Kim Campbell publicly called a "self-celebrating sexual predator") will not become groper-in-chief. Not only will Biff Tannen lose badly (so we won’t need to use a time machine to fix things), he will lose ignominiously because he'll claim that the election was rigged by “Crooked Hillary and the med

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October 2016 • Volume 40, Issue 10


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    Written by Mallory Hendry
    Issue Date: October 2016
    Candy Palmater says she learned some valuable lessons in her journey from practising law to being a high-profile comedienne


  • Written by Jim Middlemiss
    Issue Date: October 2016
    Sidney Green’s fight with the Manitoba Law Society has become the most expensive continuing education course that he never took.
  • Written by Tim Wilbur
    Issue Date: October 2016
    Our cover story this month is on the federal process for appointing judges, and as several experts told us, it is a highly secretive process. But the fact it lacks transparency is not really the biggest problem — it is the lack of diversity once the judges are picked.
Marriage sponsorship refusals ignore cultural nuances
@tonywilsonlaw writes that thankfully, Biff Tannen will not be president in this month's Law Law Land column
Stop procrastinating! Remember the big picture, advises law student Courtney March in this month's Ab Initio
@janesouthren writes about creating value in two dimensions in this month's Practice Made Perfect
A walk down memory lane — Julian Rheault shares moments from his first trial in San Pellegrino Blues — Part 2

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