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Elizabeth Raymer

Elizabeth Raymer

Elizabeth Raymer is Senior Editor for Canadian Lawyer and Lexpert, where she assigns and edits stories and newsletters, and covers the Supreme Court of Canada, national/federal and Quebec beats, and litigation, among other topics. She cut her teeth in legal journalism as a staff writer for The Lawyers Weekly and has written broadly for other publications, including the CBA’s National magazine. She previously worked as an editor for Thomson Reuters, Rogers Publishing, the Book and Periodical Council’s annual Freedom to Read review, and for all three Toronto daily broadsheets.

She graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Women's Studies and Literature, holds an M.A. in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario and a diplôme de langue et de civilisation françaises (niveau avancé) from the Sorbonne.

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Quebec tables most radical reform to its language laws

Quebec tables most radical reform to its language laws

Bill would make French Quebec’s only official language, open Constitution to declare Quebec a nation

Supreme Court saw declining leaves to appeal but more technology use in 2020

Supreme Court saw declining leaves to appeal but more technology use in 2020

COVID-19 took its toll, with decisions issued by high court less than in more than a decade

Denying right to automatic appeal does not breach young offenders’ constitutional rights, says SCC

Denying right to automatic appeal does not breach young offenders’ constitutional rights, says SCC

Court upholds teenager’s conviction in case raising issue of capacity to consent

Toronto litigator urges ‘changing mindsets’ in legal firms

Toronto litigator urges ‘changing mindsets’ in legal firms

‘I am happy because I love what I do, … and the clients I get to serve,’ says Elizabeth Dipchand

Toronto lawyer shortlisted for 2021 CBC Short Story Prize

Toronto lawyer shortlisted for 2021 CBC Short Story Prize

Writer drew on his immigrant experience and Palestinian background

Police cannot sue Crown attorneys over handling of criminal cases, SCC rules

Police cannot sue Crown attorneys over handling of criminal cases, SCC rules

Tort of misfeasance in public office cannot be used to establish legal duties to police: majority

How the Indigenous Advisory Committee will affect major infrastructure projects

How the Indigenous Advisory Committee will affect major infrastructure projects

Mandate announced by Canada Energy Regulator will affect Indigenous involvement and engagement

Women’s White Collar Defense Association to launch chapter in Quebec

Women’s White Collar Defense Association to launch chapter in Quebec

Chapter will promote development of criminal business law practice in Quebec among female lawyers

Lawyers laud Ottawa’s revival of Law Commission of Canada

Lawyers laud Ottawa’s revival of Law Commission of Canada

Reconstituted body will provide independent, unbiased, non-partisan advice on national legal issues

Canadian citizenship, residency not required to claim Aboriginal rights under the Constitution: SCC

Canadian citizenship, residency not required to claim Aboriginal rights under the Constitution: SCC

Crown’s appeal dismissed against U.S. Aboriginal hunter who shot elk in B.C.