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Assessing the Bill C-51 challenge
Law Times
The strongest element of a constitutional challenge launched last week against Bill C-51 is its argument against the Canadian Security Intelligence Service's new special warrant system, says the chairman of the Ontario Bar Association's constitutional law section.


Prof calls for reforms to boost youth presence at Convocation
Law Times
A University of Windsor law professor is calling on the Law Society of Upper Canada to change its bencher election rules with the aim of boosting the number of early-career lawyers at Convocation.

New law brings change to rules for child performers
Law Times
A new piece of legislation will bring "sizeable change" in how the entertainment industry handles child performers, a Toronto lawyer says.

Legal panel aims to update Ontario's business laws
Canadian Lawyer InHouse, online
In an effort to make Ontario a more competitive business jurisdiction, a panel of legal experts has made recommendations to review outdated business legislation in the province.


Immigration lawyer charged with sex assault
Law Times
The Toronto Police Service has laid three charges of sexual assault against Toronto immigration lawyer Richard Odeleye. Click
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Specify plans for Halton courthouse
Law Times, editorial
Provincial government spending on court construction has varied wildly over the years. From just $10.6 million in 2003-04, the year the Liberals took power from the former Conservative government, to almost $300 million in 2011-12, it's clear that spending on court facilities has trended upward over the last decade.

Need for change inspires future lawyers
Canadian Lawyer 4Students, online
I was recently struck by the slightly defiant social media activity of some fellow law school students. On Canada Day, a few expressed embarrassment at the country's state of law making and governance rather than pride, writes Ted Flett in his Ab Initio
column.

Let's do away with mental gymnastics in employment agreements
Law Times
Courts have devised many methods for invalidating termination provisions that incorporate the minimum requirements of employment standards legislation, writes Alan Shanoff in this month's Social Justice column.

Refocus your summer
Canadian Lawyer, online
It is so peaceful here. Oops, sorry, my cellphone is ringing. Be right back. And so it goes writes William Trudell in his latest Sidebars column.

Foreign students left out under new system
Canadian Lawyer, online
The Pan American Games have been amazing. For those of us in Toronto, the Games have given us an opportunity to showcase our city, show pride in our country, and celebrate the myriad countries around the world where many of us hail from. While we can applaud our diversity, the last seven months have shown a different story in terms of our current immigration policy, writes Jennifer Nees in her Immigration Line column

Video: It's OK to be quiet
Canadian Lawyer, online
In this month's Making Rain, executive coach Debra Forman challenges you to balance your urge to always hear your voice and speak your mind with choosing and embracing the right moment to keep quiet.



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