Reading Time: 5 minutes New moving rules apply to families going through a divorce or already divorced, including those with existing orders or agreements. The federal government has made some important changes to the Divorce Act. John-Paul Boyd provided an overview of the changes in his November 2019 article “Important Changes to the Law Are Coming: Mark your calendar!”. […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes Making plans in case something happens to you unexpectedly or you die is not just for older adults. You’re turning 18. It’s time to celebrate! But it’s also time to face the responsibilities of adulthood. And one of those responsibilities is planning for the unexpected. Maybe you’ve heard your parents or grandparents talk about their […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes In the Gladue case, the Supreme Court of Canada considered Aboriginal sentencing provisions in the Criminal Code. … the jail term for an aboriginal offender may in some circumstances be less than the term imposed on a non aboriginal offender for the same offence. R v Gladue,  1 SCR 688 (SCC) at para 93 […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes An exhibitionist teacher, a foul-languaged childcare worker and a lustful caretaker are three more cases of employees getting away with bad behaviour. In my opinion, the phrase “fuck off” is just a forceful and intense way to say “leave me alone” or “go away”. On September 12, 1996, I find that Mrs. Legere used the […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes Some employers and businesses may require vaccines for employers and customers. The federal and provincial governments in Canada have decided not to mandate COVID-19 vaccines. This decision comes despite high rates of vaccine hesitancy and even though the majority of people need to be vaccinated to return to normal life. The federal government has refused […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes On January 1, 2020, revised condominium governance regulations came into effect in Alberta. This article is part of a multi-part article series on Alberta’s new condominium regulations. This article provides a quick summary of the top five things you need to know about bylaws and rules. 1. Schedule 4 for default bylaws When a condo […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes In the middle of a pandemic, are our children really safe? Two Ontario courts recently punished poor parenting: the Ontario Superior Court in R v CO et al and the Ontario Court of Appeal in R v Lis. Both of these decisions were released during the pandemic and after the Crown had appealed the prior […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes Families and the Law series Did you know the Divorce Act changed on March 1st? To make sure you have access to the most up-to-date legal information, we’ve updated and refreshed our Families and the Law series. Plus, we’ve added a few new resources to round out the series. And, they’re available in French too! […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes Upcoming webinars for intermediaries discuss common landlord and tenant issues, as well as changes to Canada’s Divorce Act that come into effect on March 1st. Plus, Law Professors Jennifer Koshan, Janet Mosher and Wanda Wiegers have released a new ebook called Domestic Violence and Access to Justice: A Mapping of Relevant Laws, Policies and Justice System Components Across Canada. This comprehensive resource is freely available on CanLII.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The Muttart Foundation, in collaboration with the law firm Miller Thomson LLP, has produced a resource to assist groups in coping with financial hardships. Paths Forward in Financially Troubled Times – A Restructuring and Insolvency Guidebook for Charities and Non-profit Organizations is now available through the Foundation’s website.