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The Inspector - French Language Rights

  • March 16, 2021
  • Laura Pettigrew

The article discusses a viewing of L’Inspecteur (The Inspector) at CBA at the Movies, which deals with the issue of prohibition of French language instruction in Manitoba public schools from 1916 to the late 1960s.

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Working with Self-Represented Parties

  • January 11, 2021
  • Brian Osler and Laura Pettigrew

The article summarizes a Public Sector Lawyers Section program, How to Work with Self-Represented Parties in your Public Law Practice, delivered on November 18, 2020.

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The Tort of Misfeasance in Public Office

  • December 16, 2020
  • Laura Pettigrew

The article contains a summary of a CBA session entitled The Tort of Misfeasance - Recent Developments and Practice Points held on November 23, 2020.

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A Good Rule to Know

  • December 05, 2020
  • Robin Bates and Laura Pettigrew

The article discusses Rule 2.1.01, which allows the court to exercise discretion on its own initiative to stay or dismiss a proceeding, if it appears on its face to be frivolous, vexatious or otherwise an abuse of the process of the court.

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Public Law Results in Public Good

Public Law Results in Public Good

  • November 07, 2020
  • Emily Prosser

This article discusses the OBA's “Welcome to the Practice of Public Law: Exploring Careers in the Broader Public Sector" session, including the keynote address by former MPP, Cabinet Minister and Attorney General, Yasir Naqvi.

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Practical Tips for Public Sector Employment

  • November 07, 2020
  • Emily Prosser

The article discusses practical tips for seeking employment in the public sector gathered during mentor sessions at the OBA's "Welcome to the Practice of Public Law: Exploring Careers in the Broader Public Sector" program.

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The Changing Face of Regulation: Notes and Reflections

  • July 21, 2020
  • Alec Angle

On June 25, 2020, the OBA welcomed Rebecca Durcan of Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc and Srikanth Mangalam of the PRISM Institute for a videoconference entitled The Changing Face of Regulation: Understanding the Impact of the Crisis on Regulatory Law. Moderated by Margaret Drent, Strategic Policy Counsel at the Law Society of Ontario, the program provided a useful moment of reflection as the regulatory community begins to absorb the lessons learned from COVID-19.

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Zoom in a Professional Context

  • June 05, 2020
  • Vania Draguieva

In this new reality, videoconferencing has suddenly become top of everyone's mind. However, the practical and legal implications for lawyers can be complex. Fortunately, there is some guidance. 

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