Avril 2019

Facebook dispute with Canadian privacy watchdogs headed to court as report says company 'outright rejected' compliance advice (Cape Breton Post)
Karen Eltis, Civil Law Section, said Canada’s ombudsman approach strikes a useful balance between the rigid EU rules and the looser system in the U.S.

Sidewalk Labs rolls out new symbols intended to make data collection in public more transparent (Toronto Star)
David Fewer, Common Law Section, says that while the notice the symbols provide is positive, that notice is no substitute for consent.

The necessary approach to national security oversight (Toronto Star)
Penny Collenette, Common Law Section, writes about a historic, non-partisan Parliamentary committee on national security is working collaboratively to “keep Canadians safe in a way that also safeguards our values, rights and freedoms.”

Canada likely won't copycat EU copyright rules, experts say. So what's next? (Toronto Star)
Michael Geist, Common Law Section, said although the European rules were raised from time to time, but doesn’t think there is a strong sense that Canada would recommend the European direction.

At committee: Anti-terror regime overhaul, pot pardon process and anti-malarial Mefloquine (iPolitics)
Several prominent critics of C-51 are expected to testify: University of Ottawa law professors Craig Forcese and Errol Mendes, as well as former national security advisor Wesley Wark.

New omnibus budget bill makes many refugees ineligible based on new exclusions (The Hamilton Spectator)
Jamie Liew, Common Law Section, signs an opinion piece that says many refugee claimants will be denied access to Canada without having an opportunity to tell their story.

Quebec research project tackles legal fees (Canadian Lawyer Magazine)
The Hub 23 project, which is led Julie Paquin, Civil Law Section, aims to establish alternative models of practice and remuneration for Quebec lawyers.

Supreme Court bars business customers from class-action suit against Telus (The Globe and Mail)
David Fewer, Common Law Section, comments on the class-action lawsuit against Telus

Toronto's vaccination coverage is not what you think. Nearly 30 per cent of 7-year-olds are not fully immunized (Toronto Star)
Amir Attaran, Common Law Section, comments on vaccination in Ontario.

Juul market share stabilizes as e-cigs chip away at traditional cigarette sales (Winston-Salem Journal)
David Sweanor, Common Law Section, talks about the Juul market and traditional cigarette sales.

Affaire SNC-Lavalin: la grogne monte envers Wilson-Raybould (La Presse)
Jennifer Quaid, Section de droit civil, commente l’affaire SNC-Lavalin.

Canada, U.S. move to redraft border treaty to cut flow of asylum seekers (The Globe and Mail)
Errol Mendes, Common Law Section, comments on Canada and the United States being a step closer to redrawing the Safe Third Country Agreement covering asylum seekers.

Jacinda Ardern's inspiration in the face of terrorism (Toronto Star)
Penny Collenette, Common Law Section, writes about New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s response to terrorism.

Universities 'Acting Like Church Did Decades Ago' On Sexual Misconduct Secrecy (HuffPost Canada)
Martha Jackman, Common Law Section, comments on university sexual misconduct secrecy despite provincial legislation meant to spur change.

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