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Unpaid Interns have Little Protection under the Law

Imagine spending years in university, only to graduate and find out that in order to secure a job, you would have to work an undetermined amount of time for free.  At the end of the internship, there will be no assurance of employment; instead, you can chalk it up … [Read More...]

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Bench Press 39-2: Unprecedented Sentence of 75 Years

Justin Bourque, the 24-year-old Moncton man who gunned down three RCMP officers this spring has been sentenced to a 75-year prison sentence. He will not be eligible for parole until he is 99 years … [Read More...]

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Bench Press 39-2: Reining on the Parade

The Calgary Stampede Authority and the Street Church Evangelism Ministries International Foundation (Street Church) have been clashing for years over the Church’s participation in the Calgary Stampede … [Read More...]

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Bench Press 39-2: Who Calls the Shots on Treatment Orders?

A judge issued a treatment order for an accused in a psychotic state. The Crown indicated that a bed in one hospital would be available in six days.  The judge ordered treatment “forthwith” at another … [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...]

Family Law Column

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...]