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Public Interest Standing and the Bedford Case

According to law professor Jane Bailey, inaccessibility of justice is becoming an increasingly prevalent problem for middle-class Canadians. Exorbitant fees and lengthy timelines often act as barriers for many who may be interested in having their concerns formally … [Read More...]

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Bench Press 39-3: New Duty of Honest Performance

The Supreme Court of Canada issued an interesting decision recently in the area of contract law.  It began by stating: “Canadian common law in relation to good faith performance of contracts is … [Read More...]

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Bench Press 39-3: Seven Seconds: $27 Million

A Quebec man had his hopes and his fortune dashed when the Supreme Court of Canada decided recently to dismiss his application for leave to appeal a decision of the Quebec Court of Appeal.  Joel … [Read More...]

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Bench Press 39-3: Tragic Tale of Two Girls

Two young aboriginal girls both had been diagnosed with the same type of aggressive cancer and both were receiving chemotherapy for their illness.  In both cases, their mothers decided to withdraw … [Read More...]

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Considering Jurisdiction in Interprovincial Custody Applications

Canadians are mobile and it is not uncommon for families to move between provinces.  It is also not uncommon for parents to live in different provinces after a separation.  So, if they need to go to … [Read More...]

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What, Why and Where: Untangling Jurisdiction in Family Law

It can be a real challenge to figure out which court to go to when a family law problem needs to be resolved by a judge. You may need to go to a court where you live, or a court somewhere else. If you … [Read More...]

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How is property divided at the end of a relationship?

The property rights that you have at the end of a relationship depend on what kind of relationship you had in the first place. Are you married? Living together? If you are married, then the property … [Read More...]

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Nickel Shower: An Environmental Class Action

Introduction The recent Smith v. Inco Limited case is the first Canadian environmental class action lawsuit to proceed through a trial and appeal. It shows how the courts mediate between the interests of industry and of private landowners. Inco refined nickel near the small southern Ontario city … [Read More...]


The Ethics of Corporate Social Responsibility

What is Corporate Social Responsibility, and what is not? Companies engage in corporate social responsibility (CSR) when they confer benefits on the communities located in or near where they work which are neither required by law nor an integral part of their primary, profit-oriented operations. … [Read More...]

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