In legal situations, technology can deliver the best of times or the worst of times: it all depends on how it is used.
Volume 40-1 – September/October 2015
Table of Contents
Technology is Transforming the Practice of Criminal Law
The practice of criminal law has changed significantly over recent decades as a result of the amazing development in technology.
Social Media and the Law
Brian Vail QC
When people work on a computer alone in a room they can fail to appreciate that they are communicating with the world.
Organizations Need to Build CASLs
Teresa Mitchell and Lesley Conley
Canadian businesses, charities and not-for-profit organizations need to pay attention to Canada’s new anti-spam law.
Porter Airlines: A case study in CASL
Martin Kratz QC
The Porter Airline case gives us insight as to how the CRTC will apply CASL.
R. v Fearon: Can Police Search a Cellphone upon Arrest?
The Ontario Court of Appeal ruled that if your cellphone is not locked or password-protected, it can be used as a powerful tool to uncover evidence against you.
Some Observations about Evidence in the Electronic Age
The capabilities of the Internet is affecting how we make and practice law.
Concussions, Case Law and the CFL
It was only a matter of time until the CFL would be named in a concussion class action suit. That time has come.
Using Waiver Agreements in Sport: Do They Work?
The use of waivers raises many ethical and moral questions, and the answers can be hard to find.
What Should Organizations Do When Athletes Behave Badly?
Universities and other organizations need to have policies and codes of conduct in place to deal with athlete misconduct.
Bhasin v Hrynew – An Innovative Expansion of the Common Law Doctrine of Good Faith
When children Refuse to Visit: Parental Alienation
Debtor and Creditor Law
J. Douglas Hoyes
Do I Need a Lawyer to File for Bankruptcy?
Human Rights Law
An Interesting Result in Supreme Court of Canada’s Bombardier Decision
Peter Bowal and Chris Horback
Court of Appeal Deems Marriage the Holy Grail
Public Television and the Minister of National Revenue
Peter Bowal and Allison Seto
Whatever Happened to… Confidential Sources at the National Post
There are lessons that all Canadians can learn from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report.