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15 Mar 2018 By

So You’re Interested in Buying a Franchise. What Next?

So you’re interested in buying a franchise. What next? There are many reasons to buy a franchise. Whether you’re attracted to the prospect of running your own business, the support that being a part a franchise system offers, owning a business that already has an established presence and rep…

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13 Mar 2018 By

A Multi-Jurisdictional Action Plan to Reduce Algal Blooms in Lake Erie

The Ontario and federal governments have recently announced the enactment of a joint action plan for reducing algal blooms in Lake Erie. The Lake Erie Action Plan identifies numerous actions aimed at reducing the amount of phosphorus entering into Lake Erie by 40 per cent below 2008 levels. …

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7 Mar 2018 By

Towards a More Cooperative Canadian Class Action Regime: CBA Adopts Revised Judicial Protocol on Multijurisdictional Class Actions

Class actions will often address wrongs and harm that transcend the borders of a single Canadian province. A faulty medical device might be distributed across the country and wreak its harmful effects upon residents in many or all provinces. Similarly, when a public company misleads its inve…

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5 Mar 2018 By

Unreasonable Delay in Environmental Prosecutions after R v Jordan: Where Are We Now?

The 2016 Supreme Court of Canada decision in R v Jordan, 2016 SCC 27, created a major stir in the criminal bar by clarifying what constitutes an accused’s right under subsection 11(b) of the Charter to be tried within a reasonable time. There was speculation at the time of the decision’s rel…

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2 Mar 2018 By

Shannon Wilcox Voices Accessibility Challenges in CBC News Interview

Personal injury law clerk, Shannon Wilcox, was recently joined by Julianne Hazlewood of CBC Radio Canada for an experiential review of accessibility factors in grocery stores. To read about their findings and recommendations or to listen to the broadcast, click here. Shannon is a leading loc…

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