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  • Court Denies Privilege and Compels Worker’s Evidence

    By Daniel Standing LL.B., Editor, First Reference Inc. The vague yet intriguing title of the case, in the Matter of B, 2020 ONSC 7563 (CanLII), foretells some of the secrecy and confidentiality of the facts behind the matter. The Honourable Barbara A. Campbell, Justice of the Ontario Superior Court … Read more »

  • Are Virtual Hearings the Same as the Real Thing?

    In my view, the simplest answer to this issue [videoconference or in-person] is, “It’s 2020”. We no longer record evidence using quill and ink. In fact, we apparently do not even teach children to use cursive writing in all schools anymore. We now have the technological ability to communicate remote … Read more »

  • The Right to Research During and After the Pandemic

    For all the hardship and tragic loss of human life that the current pandemic has wrought – even as we look for signs of the scourge’s end – it has had, I would hold, a positive effect on science. The last year or so has impressed upon many in the sciences that the more open and collaborative forms o … Read more »

  • Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Prowse et al. v. Noroozi, 2021 ONSC 3099 (CanLII) [52] There is no genuine issue that th … Read more »

  • Proposed Rules Under the Legal Aid Services Act, 2020: Impact on Community Legal Clinics

    In July 2020, the Ontario Legislative Assembly enacted new legislation governing the provision of legal aid in the province, Legal Aid Services Act, 2020 (“2020 Act”). The legislation does not come into force until it has been proclaimed by the Lieutenant-Governor and that won’t happen until new rul … Read more »