Top stories and opinion columns of 2020

Take a look back through the year with the most read stories from Canadian Lawyer in 2020

Top stories and opinion columns of 2020

The following are Canadian Lawyer’s ten most-read stories of 2020 and the top five opinion columns.

Complaint filed against Bell Canada and Rogers for anti-competitive conduct
Bell and Rogers sometimes inflated rates by more than 900 per cent, CRTC found

The Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers of 2020
Meet the Canadian lawyers and judges who are making an impact on the profession

Canadian law schools: Resources if you’re considering whether — and where — to become a lawyer
A comprehensive list of law school programs in Canada

Indigenous law experts weigh in on the Wet'suwet'en protests
The question of who represents Indigenous nations been outstanding for 20 years, say lawyers

Job market worries ripple through legal sector after law firm layoffs and pay cuts on Bay Street
Recruiters reveal how to deal with layoffs —but say not all lawyers should fear pay freezes

Courts across Canada restrict access or suspend operations due to COVID-19
Ontario litigator says closures could be avoided by modernizing court systems

Renowned legal scholar and lawyer Peter Hogg dead at 80
Hogg's Constitutional Law of Canada is the most cited book in the history of the Supreme Court of Canada

Manitoba Court of Appeal grants leave in case of partial clawback of CERB when on income assistance
Judge says lack of consultation from feds caused “patchwork of differing responses across Canada”

The Quarantine Act and other laws governing ports of entry during the COVID-19 pandemic
An immigration specialist discusses the legal tools at the government’s disposal

Emergencies Act different than ‘any other law of Canada’
Is COVID-19 an emergency that ‘cannot be effectively dealt with under any other law of Canada’?

OPINION

“Bell Let’s Talk” campaign and the reality of Ontario’s jails
Bell, and Ontario, if they cared about mental health, would make changes in prisons, argues Michael Spratt

Peter MacKay's record on the justice file should be enough to lose him the leadership bid
A reminder of his legacy as justice minister, from Michael Spratt

Family law must reform to reduce hostilities
Code of Professional Conduct should be amended for advising on children’s best interests and more

Articling during COVID-19
How a pandemic has made the precarity of Ontario’s lawyer-licensing candidates hyper-visible

We must act before COVID-19 spells the end of an independent criminal bar
A criminal defence bar, strong and independent, is a pillar of every democracy, writes Bill Trudell

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Alberta Court of Appeal reinstates claim for specific performance in farmland purchase dispute

Health PEI’s private contract with physicians not subject to judicial review: PEI Supreme Court

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Husband's transfer of matrimonial home to wife fraudulent: Ontario Court of Appeal

BC Supreme Court awards damages in ICBC privacy breach class action

How to spot ChatGPT output masquerading as legal analysis

Survey shows many Canadians not keeping track of financial information crucial for estate planning