The chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada told hundreds of attendees at the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers conference that the entire legal profession needs to make a commitment to taking on pro bono work.
A recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision focuses on a battle between a vocational college and the provincial government of Ontario, after the college alleged they were victims of an “excessively protracted regulatory compliance process imposed on them by the province,” and launched an action to claim damages.
A judge with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has struck down bylaws that designated a golf course as a cultural heritage property, under the Ontario Heritage Act.
Three legal help centres in Toronto and Ottawa will remain open throughout 2019, thanks to $250,000 in funding from the federal government and approximately $275,000 in donations from private donors.
A judge with the Superior Court of Justice has excoriated the provincial government over the state of conditions at the Brampton Courthouse, west of Toronto.
Justice Peter Daley, a regional senior judge with the central west region, says there are a host of problems that have resulted due to a lack of hearing rooms and office space at the courthouse, even after a memorandum of understanding was signed in 2008 with the government of the day.
Donations to help Pro Bono Ontario keep the doors open at three Law Help Centres in Toronto and Ottawa are building, along with pressure on government and the Law Society of Ontario to help with funding for the non-profit organization.
Ontario human rights lawyers are expressing concerns over the introduction of a bill that would stop those who are convicted of terrorist-related offences abroad from receiving provincial health coverage or holding a driver’s licence.
Nikki Gershbain will be joining law firm McCarthy Tétrault LLP in a newly created role as senior director of inclusion and community engagement in Toronto.
The Canadian and U.S. governments have committed to a deal on changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement.