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Archive for December, 2019

Provincial Control of Student Relationships

Post-secondary education is about more than just obtaining a degree.

The critical thinking skills, and insights into new areas, comes about not only through the formal coursework that students enroll, but in the activities that occur on campus. In fact, those students who exclusively focus on their coursework, to the exclusion of other experiences, rarely develop many of the skill sets and perspectives that are necessary for their careers and the rest of their lives.

However, post-secondary education is also expensive, and the provincial government in Ontario introduced a number of reforms to try to make it more affordable. One . . . [more]

Posted in: Substantive Law: Judicial Decisions

#Clawbies2019 Are Here!

As it does every year, December 1st has snuck up us. The date arrives just as the holiday busy season is heating up, and folks are packing their days and evenings with holiday shopping, parties, card-writing and travel plans. In the midst of all this, we ask the Canadian legal community to add one more thing to their plate: participating in the Canadian Law Blog Awards, fondly known as the Clawbies, now in its 14th year.

Thankfully, no one ever complains about this “one more thing”. In fact, many folks say they are grateful for the opportunity to reflect on . . . [more]

Posted in: Announcements, Legal Information, Technology: Internet

Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec.

PÉNAL (DROIT) : Une peine de 8 mois de détention assortie d’une probation de 2 ans est imposée à un homme de 55 ans s’étant reconnu coupable de vol d’identité et de fabrication de faux documents dans le contexte d’une fraude organisée de plus de 600 000 $.

Intitulé :  . . . [more]

Posted in: Summaries Sunday