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Our Daughters are Listening: A Review of Recent Literature Related to the Rise of Anonymous Abuse of Female Politicians Online

  • April 15, 2021
  • Louise Vrebosch

A great deal has been written, particularly since the recent U.S. Congressional campaign, studying the increasing predominance and impact of harmful language directed towards female candidates and politicians on social media platforms. Although few female politicians could discount the benefits of using social media to connect with and mobilize their constituency, the impacts of online sexism, harassment and threats disproportionately targeted at female politicians online is undeniable.

Women Lawyers Forum, Municipal Law, Student Forum

Bill 245 Proposes Sweeping Changes to Expropriation in Ontario

  • March 24, 2021
  • Robert Miller and Grace O’Brien, Davies Howe LLP

On February 16, 2021, Bill 245, the Accelerating Access to Justice Act, 2021, was introduced by the Ontario government to “improve access to justice for people across the system. If enacted, Bill 245 will make the most sweeping changes to the expropriation process in Ontario in a generation. This article considers the impact of the major proposed changes.

Municipal Law, Student Forum

Conservation Authorities Legislative Update

  • December 17, 2020
  • Jonathan Nehmetallah, Gardiner Roberts LLP

This article offers a review of recent amendments to legislation regarding Conservation Authorities.

Municipal Law, Student Forum

Articling During COVID-19 – A Municipal Perspective

  • November 10, 2020
  • Eric Cheng, articling student - Legal Services, The Regional Municipality of Peel

What is articling like at a municipality right now? Read on to find out, and to hear tips for other articling students also working remotely.

Municipal Law, Student Forum

Electronic Meetings and Proxy Voting

  • October 30, 2020
  • Sarah Hahn and Jacklyn Tuckey, Barriston Law

New tools are at the disposal of municipalities, with the introduction of electronic meetings and proxy voting.

Municipal Law, Student Forum