1. 4 décembre 2014 Euthanasia bill debated in the Senate

    By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Senator Nancy Ruth and Senator Larry Campbell introduced Senate Private Bill S 225, a bill that legalizes euthanasia by lethal injection and assisted suicide by lethal prescription. This bill is based on the private members bills that were introduced by Stephen Fletcher MP earlier this year. The […]

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  2. 2 décembre 2014 Informa’s Getting Bigger and Better and We Wanted You To Know

    While our team at Informa Canada is focused on the final preparations for The Buildings Show and The Real Estate Forum being held next week, we have some good news to share with you. Our parent company, Informa plc, just acquired Hanley Wood Exhibitions, the premier producer of residential, commercial design and construction industry events […]

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  3. 25 novembre 2014 Ontario takes tough, timely action to reduce harm from neonicotinoid pesticides

    The Ontario government announced a plan today to protect bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects from the harmful effects of neonicotinoid, or neonic, pesticides. In a discussion paper posted to the Ontario Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) registry, the government outlined a strategy to reduce the use of neonic-coated seeds in the province by 80 […]

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  4. 25 novembre 2014 Expert Comment: Hassan Diab extradition « troubling » Prof Jacqueline Hodgson – University of Warwick

    Professor Jacqueline Hodgson, one of several experts in the case of Hassan Diab, who was extradited to France on Friday after six years of legal proceedings in Canada, has described the situation as “troubling”. She provided evidence about the investigation and prosecution procedure in terrorism cases in France, in particular, the problematic nature of using […]

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    19 novembre 2014 Israel announces it won’t cooperate with UN Gaza

    The Foreign Ministry announced Wednesday it would not cooperate with the UN inquiry into the summer Gaza conflict, and rejected an entry request issued by three members of the investigative committee seeking to gather evidence, leaving them stranded in Amman. The decision not to cooperate with the probe was approved by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu […]

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    17 novembre 2014 Irwin Cotler honored by Ontario Bar as first recipient of the new Human Rights Award

    The Law Society of Upper Canada Treasurer Janet E. Minor today announced that The Honourable Irwin Cotler, PC, OC, MP, will receive The Law Society of Upper Canada’s inaugural Human Rights Award at a special event on February 12, 2015. Established in 2013, the award recognizes outstanding contributions to the advancement of human rights and/or […]

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    10 novembre 2014 ZSA Quebec General Counsel Awards 2014

    Photo: Véronique Lewandowski The sixth edition of the ZSA Quebec General Counsel Awards (QGCA) took place last night at the Fairmount Queen Elizabeth Hotel. At the event were the legal and general counsel of leading companies as well as lawyers from some of Montreal’s largest law firms. The charming Michel Lalande, Senior Vice-President – General […]

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  8. 2 novembre 2014 Two hotel chains submitted to new timeshare rule requirements

    Hilton Resorts Corporation And Wyndham Vacation Resorts, Inc., Separately Agree To End Potentially Misleading Practices That Fail To Protect Consumers Schneiderman: My Office Is Committed To Protecting Purchasers Of Timeshares And Working With Industry Leaders New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced that he has reached a pair of agreements with two leading […]

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    1 novembre 2014 Supreme Court decisions that shaped Canada by Richard W. Pound

    Canada has a rich and complex history and a constitution provided to it by the British Parliament three and a quarter centuries after it was first inhabited by people largely of European descent. That feature of its history was the result of a treaty between Britain and France signed in 1763, pursuant to which France […]

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  10. 5 octobre 2014 Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor” Exhibition at Library of Congress to Open Nov. 6

    1215 Magna Carta from England’s Lincoln Cathedral to be on Display Magna Carta, the great charter of rights and liberties, stands at the heart of English and American law and has influenced the legal systems of many other democratic nations. One of the earliest statements of limited government and a point of departure for centuries […]

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