Articles 2021


Challenging Restrictive Municipal Cannabis Regulation: Whose Jurisdiction is it anyway?

  • 31 mars 2023
  • Michael Polowin and Kelly Duquette, Gowling WLG

The article examines cannabis regulation in Ontario from a federal, provincial and municipal perspective. The authors offer an interpretation of cases on point and limitations on municipal cannabis regulation powers (such as cultivation, production, and retail). This article may be of interest to legal representatives of municipalities and cannabis operators.

Droit municipal, Student Forum
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From Breakout Rooms to Boardrooms: Navigating Practice in a Hybrid World

  • 31 mars 2023
  • Alexander Evangelista

Covid-19 fundamentally changed the way we work and practice law. Now, as the world opens up again, I've repeatedly asked myself: how do you build a practice in a world of hybrid work? Here are a few tips that I've picked up from friends and colleagues as I've been trying to answer this question.

Student Forum, Young Lawyers' Division
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Legal Reads: A book review of "Just Pursuit"

  • 27 mars 2023
  • Matilda Lici

“The pursuit of justice creates injustice.” Thus opens the memoir of Laura Coates, a Black former federal prosecutor in the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice during the Bush and Obama years. Through a series of vignettes, she peels back the curtain to expose the inner workings of the criminal justice system, and lays bare the ways in which a system ostensibly set up to secure justice often fails those who become wrapped up in it.

Forum des avocates, Student Forum

Case Summary: Heyder v. Canada (Attorney General)

  • 24 mars 2023
  • Alex Bogach

This article summarizes Heyder v. Canada (Attorney General), 2023 FC 28, in which the Federal Court created a framework for assessing a large number of late claims from the settlement.

Droit des recours collectifs, Student Forum

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

  • 24 mars 2023
  • Irfan Kara & Craig Gilchrist

This article summarizes Facebook, Inc. v. Douez, 2023 BCCA 40, in which the British Columbia Court of Appeal allowed the defendants to appeal a liability decision even though the damages trials were still outstanding.

Droit des recours collectifs, Student Forum
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CCCA Ontario Highlights the Pathways of Women General Counsel

  • 22 mars 2023
  • Barbara De Dios

Pathways to Power: Women as General Counsel was offered as a part of the OBA WLF’s ongoing Pathways to Power program series, which specifically highlights the achievements of women in our profession.

Association canadienne des conseillers et conseillères juridiques d’entreprises (Section de l’Ontario), Student Forum

Martin v AGO et al.: The Standard of Care Required of an Occupier is not One of Perfection

  • 20 mars 2023
  • Lujza Csanyi

In Martin v AGO et al. , the Ontario Superior Court reiterated that the standard of care required of an occupier under Section 3(1) of the Occupiers’ Liability Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. O.2 (the “Act”) is one of reasonableness and not perfection. Although the standard of care is fact-specific, occupiers are not responsible for eliminating every conceivable form of danger on the premises.

Droit des assurances, Student Forum