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The Tsilhqot'in ruling

The Tsilhqot'in ruling

By Justin Ling

The SCC has confirmed the Aboriginal title of the Tsilhqot'in Nation over stretches of BC Crown land. How will Ottawa and the provinces react? Read More »

Putting Ethics into Code

Putting Ethics into Code

By Pablo Fuchs

Having a code of conduct is critically important to stay compliant with new laws and to mitigate headline risk. Read More »

Broken promises

Broken promises

By Beverley Spencer

Persistent poverty and implementation problems are compromising the vision set out in the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Read More »

Fixing the judicial selection process

Fixing the judicial selection process

By Justin Ling

Diversity, Quebec and the fallout from Nadon Read More »

Lessons on nation-building

Lessons on nation-building

By Beverley Spencer

"...[G]overnments do not live up to their promises," said Matthew Coon Come, Grand Chief of the Grand Council of the Crees. Read More »

Hidden liability

Hidden liability

By Kim Covert

Debt trap lurks for family sponsors under immigration rules. Read More »

Legal Marketplace: Out of the box

Legal Marketplace: Out of the box

By Justin Ling

Tired of waiting for the rules to change, legal entrepreneurs are taking matters into their own hands. Read More »

Judicial opposition

Judicial opposition

By Hugo de Grandpré

From Senate reform to the Nadon decision, recent Supreme Court rulings have resurrected cries of judicial activism. But some experts find the critics are out of order. Read More »

The animal advocate

The animal advocate

By Kim Covert

Your next client might have four legs: How animal law is moving from the fringes to the mainstream — and creating new challenges for lawyers. Read More »

Out of office: Erin Best

Out of office: Erin Best

By National

The Singing lawyer: A St. John's litigator finds her groove Read More »

Hidden provision in Bill C-31

Hidden provision in Bill C-31

By Katya Hodge

How the passing of the omnibus bill could jeopardize the independence of 11 tribunals. Read More »

Pension meltdown

Pension meltdown

By Luis Millán

Municipalities faced with soaring pension deficits consider sharing the risk — and re-negotiating past promises to employees. Read More »

The Senate Reference: Reform is not for the faint of heart

The Senate Reference: Reform is not for the faint of heart

By Jasmine T. Akbarali

The Supreme Court of Canada has sent a clear message to the federal government: meaningful senate reform requires consultation with, and agreement of, the provinces (or most of them). Read More »

Lessons from Papa Hemingway

Lessons from Papa Hemingway

By Douglas Mah

The minimalist approach to legal information. Read More »

A question of life & death

A question of life & death

By Hugo de Grandpré

Twenty years after the Rodriguez ruling, the debate over the right to die is again raging in Canada. Read More »

The elephant in the room

The elephant in the room

By Agnese Smith

Will Canadian law societies follow Britain’s lead and allow outside investment in law firms? They’re thinking about it — and it’s making lawyers nervous. Read More »

Out of office: Destination Wales

Out of office: Destination Wales

By National

Lawyers can’t work all the time. Here’s a guide to music, books, movies and travel destinations for when it’s time to dial it down. Read More »

Women & leadership

Women & leadership

By Beverley Spencer

Interview with Deborah Epstein Henry Read More »

Hearts, minds and headgear

Hearts, minds and headgear

By Douglas Mah

My own private Quebec Charter of Values. Read More »

Whose duty to consult?

Whose duty to consult?

By Doug Beazley

It’s being left up to resource companies to negotiate access to aboriginal land. Is government outsourcing DTC to the private sector? Read More »