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Superior Court Appointment: Ria Tzimas

  • February 11, 2013
  • Malliha Wilson

As we all know, this office depends upon the brilliance, dedication, acuity and fair-mindedness of the individuals who everyday provide legal services to the government. And each day, we are reminded that we depend on one another to do our best.

Meet the Cartoonist, Jacob Samuel

  • February 11, 2013
  • Fran Carnerie

Here at the Public Sector Newsletter we are fortunate to have a cartoonist – one who’s had a unique lens on being a public sector lawyer given that his dad works in the Ontario Public Service.

Etiquette And Ethics: Public Inquiries And Investigations In The Public Sector

  • July 07, 2012
  • Mindy Caterina

On March 7, 2012, the Ontario Bar Association held a Continuing Legal Education seminar entitled “Etiquette and Ethics: Public Inquiries and Investigations in the Public Sector”. The seminar, chaired by David Demirkan and Voy Stelmaszynski, included two panel presentations and a discussant.

Ontario’s Politics of Austerity

  • July 07, 2012
  • Ali Ghiassi

It was Colin Powell, the former US Secretary of State who said: “Bad news isn’t like wine. It doesn’t get better with age”. In the aftermath of the Great Recession of 2008-09, Western governments of all political stripes have finally come to terms with what they’ve ignored for far too long...