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Policy-maker of the year

Policy-maker of the year

Former PMO legal advisor says no one has a had a greater impact on policy decisions than the Supreme Court of Canada.

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Complicity in torture?

Complicity in torture?

How Omar Khadr is trying to prove that the Canadian Government conspired with the U.S. to deny him his rights.

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Privacy in the age of Big Data

Privacy in the age of Big Data

Are Canada’s privacy laws robust enough to protect consumers from Big Data?

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Overlapping laws

Overlapping laws

The top court charts a uniquely Canadian approach to what appeared to be a conflict between domestic and international law. In doing so, it left the Canadian legal order intact.

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FROM THE CURRENT ISSUE

Follow the money

Follow the money

Bitcoin is more than a virtual currency: it’s powered by a system that could revolutionize everything from contracts and wills to legal work.

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Sex work

Sex work

Canada’s latest attempt to regulate the sex trade opens up debate over employment law protections for sex workers. Read More »

CETA's patent protections

CETA's patent protections

Canada wins compromises on pharmaceutical regime, but some raise concerns over reach of arbitration mechanism.

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Do we need a digital bill of rights?

Do we need a digital bill of rights?

That was the question for a panel of experts convened by National at this summer’s Canadian Legal Conference. Here are the highlights. Read More »

Your Practice

How big data can give you a competitive edge

How big data can give you a competitive edge

Law firms willing to make the investment can use legal analytics to add value for clients. Read More »

What's the rush?

What's the rush?

Why do it today when you can wait (and procrastinate) until tomorrow? Read More »

Own the podium

Own the podium

Why old-school public speaking skills still matter. Read More »

Building your niche

Building your niche

Follow your passion, work hard, and the rest should fall into place. Read More »

Featured Blog Posts

Suzanne Côté appointed to the Supreme Court

By Yves Faguy

The star litigator from Montreal replaces Louis LeBel. Read More »

Ruling on assisted suicide

By Yves Faguy

Some ideas on how the Supreme Court of Canada should address the validity of the Criminal Code provision in Carter v. Canada. Read More »

Aluminum hoarders?

By Katia Opalka

It seems odd that we need a regulator to protect the free market. And yet boom-bust cycles in the resources sector give us reason to wonder. Read More »

Violence against women a 'global pandemic:' UN

By Kim Covert

Lost in the noise: 1 in 3 women have experienced domestic violence Read More »