Increased Court Costs Impairs Access to Justice
Because disbursements aren’t already high enough, the Ontario government has increased the fees associated with the filing of many of the most common civil court documents as of April 1, 2019.
Marchant: Shouldn’t lawyers be the next target for the Competition Bureau?
Canada’s Competition Bureau saw the Toronto Real Estate Board rigging the housing market against cheaper ways for people buy and sell their homes. TREB wouldn’t let non-members in on what prices homes actually sold for. In 2018, after years of litigation, the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed that TREB had to make home sales data transparent.
Canada ignored its gigantic money laundering problem for years — and lawyers fanned the flames
Ottawa’s budget earmarked about $200 million over the next five years to address Canada’s massive money laundering problem.
The Awful Truth about Private Investigation & Security Guard Licensing in Ontario
Government regulations of Private Investigators in Ontario have changed their licensing system. Individual license holders are no longer required to be hired by a PI agency before they can obtain a PI license. Thousands upon thousands of individual license holders carry a PI license when they have not secured a job with any PI or security guard agency in Ontario. They carry and use the license unsupervised by any agency.
Changing disability definition a dangerous mistake that will harm thousands
Claire came into my office last week, for the fourth time in two months. She was sad, very sad, actually clinically depressed. She’s 32, works as a waitress, and couldn’t face another shift. She wanted a note off work for two weeks to focus on battling her dark mood.