A prominent case of a doctor disciplined for improperly sexually touching his patients has been granted leave to the Ontario Court of Appeal to be heard Nov. 27. The move comes after the province has introduced changes to penalties doctors face if they are found to be sexually abusing patients, after public outcry about the circumstances of the case.
A new research paper on how to address defamation on the internet recommends looking at alternative routes to deal with the issue, such as an online tribunal where disputes can be resolved.
The province of Ontario’s Ministry of the Attorney General has backed the Law Society of Upper Canada’s stance not to accredit graduates of Trinity Western University, saying that to do so would be to limit educational opportunities for LGBTQ law students.
A Montreal law firm known for its work in complex litigation is merging with Langlois LLP.
The federal government has announced judicial appointments in four provinces.
Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould announced the five appointments late last week, for Quebec, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Ontario.