Liberal minister says police chiefs support gun ban—they don’t (The Post Millenial)
The Liberal government continues its push for a ban on handguns—but they aren’t very clear on what that is.
Réforme de l’aide juridique : quel impact pour les Franco-Ontariens (#ONfr)
Le procureur général de l’Ontario ambitionne de transformer les services d’aide juridique tels qu’on les connaît. Si la Loi 161 est adoptée au printemps prochain, elle mettra en place des changements qui impacteront les justiciables francophones.
Enviros Call for Billions in Fines After VW Canada Pleads Guilty to Dieselgate Charges (theenergymix)
Volkswagen is pleading guilty, and two environmental groups are calling for billions of dollars in penalties, after the federal government capped a four-year investigation of the 2015 Dieselgate scandal by laying 60 charges against the company under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA).
Electronic cigarette sales remain on upswing, but at slower pace (Winston-Salem Journal)
Traditional electronic cigarette sales continued to cool off during November, though at a slower rate amid the current public-health controversy, according to the latest Nielsen report released Tuesday.
Bringing a balance of arms to communications policy making (PR Distribution)
Canada’s CIPPIC and international legal technology firm vLex seek to reduce the barriers to effective public participation in communications policy making by developing a free and fully public communications law and policy research platform.
Du sang neuf au groupe des affaires de Lavery! (Droit Inc.)
Lavery annonce l’embauche de Vicky Trépanier, Wiam Mahroug, Anne-Julie Loiselle, Pierre-André Hamel et Marie-Josée Desjardins à son groupe des affaires.
Conservatives launch bid to set up special House committee to examine Canada-China relations (IPolitics)
Exactly one year after Canadian citizens Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were detained by the Chinese government in what is widely viewed as retaliation for the arrest of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, the Conservatives are calling on the House of Commons to set up an all-party panel to probe the current state of Canada-China relations
Canadiens détenus en Chine: «Au mauvais endroit, au mauvais moment» (LaPresse.ca)
Un an. Un an, mardi, que les deux Canadiens Michael Kovrig et Michael Spavor croupissent derrière les barreaux dans des conditions pitoyables à Pékin, malheureuses victimes collatérales d’un conflit entre les États-Unis et la Chine.
ASH New Zealand’s Report: A Surge Strategy for Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 (Vaping Post)
Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) New Zealand, has released a report titled, “A Surge Strategy for Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 - The role and regulation of vaping and other low-risk smoke-free nicotine products,” just in time for the Amendment Bill that the Health Ministry is set to present to Parliament.
Positioning Africa for Fourth Industrial Revolution (Sunday Mail)
The third industrial revolution (3IR), which witnessed the rise of electronics in the 20th century, provided, perhaps, the most significant insights into Africa’s potential to fast-track its sustainable development.
Job killer or job creator? Experts predict a climate employment boom (Yahoo! News Canada)
"Scrap your job-killing carbon tax plan," Ontario Premier Doug Ford told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just over a year ago. Of course since then, the Canadian economy has continued to crank out jobs as the unemployment rate hovered near record lows.
Flood and Thomas: Instead of two-tier medicine, let's fix wait times for all (Ottawa Citizen)
Closing arguments were made recently in Cambie Surgeries Corporation v. British Columbia, a multi-year trial that seeks to overturn laws that restrict opportunities for two-tier health care.
Deepfake Porn Is Evolving to Give People Total Control Over Women's Bodies (Vice (US))
People are creating a new kind of nonconsensual pornography by combining deepfakes with 3D avatars that can be manipulated to do whatever they want.
Businesses See Climate Action Emerging as Job Creator, Economic Driver: Pittis (theenergymix)
Overheated claims that climate action will cost millions of jobs are quickly giving way to the realization that the transition off carbon will produce an employment boom, CBC business columnist Don Pittis reports in a post-Throne Speech analysis.
Aung San Suu Kyi: ‘I know nothing’ (Dhaka Tribune)
Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s state counsellor, once said: “Some people have been saying that I know nothing of Burmese politics.
South Asian Bar Association Gala speakers urge lawyers to get involved in access to justice (The Lawyer's Daily)
The South Asian Bar Association (SABA) of Toronto’s Gala was an evening of celebration for award winners and of inspiration with guest speakers Justice Mahmud Jamal, of the Ontario Court of Appeal, and Dr. Samantha Nutt, founder of War Child Canada, reinforcing the gala’s theme: “justice starts here.”
Law Foundation devotes over $700K in research on data collection and access to justice (Law Times)
The Law Foundation of Ontario has distributed more than $700,000 in grants to fund projects under its “Measuring Impacts and Progress” initiative, which aims to utilize research on data collection and access to justice in order to improve the Ontario justice system.
Interest in sex does not affect a complainant’s credibility in a sexual-assault trial, Ontario Appeals Court rules (The Globe and Mail)
A complainant's interest in sex should not affect her credibility as a witness in a sexual assault trial, Ontario's highest court says.
Gender diversity in legislative drafting act (The Lawyer's Daily)
One never truly knows to where a simple cup of vanilla chai can possibly lead. Case in point: I went to an unnamed, yet well-known coffee shop around the block after...