Category Highway Traffic Act

Stand-Alone or All-In: OsgoodePD POA Options

Looking for something more substantive for your 2016 CPD investment? OsgoodePD’s Provincial Offences Act training offers options designed to take POA practice to a new level, including a one-day segment this winter, within a five-session certificate program. The Feb. 20 section “The Practitioner’s Guide to the POA Trial, Sentencing and Appeals” is available as a […]

Hookahs & Human Rights: News You Can Use

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Queen's Park

Cars, Cash & Condos: Scope-Related Bills at Queen’s Park

Paralegal practice is guided primarily by provincial legislation, covering everything from rules of the court, to defining elements of offences, and how traffic tickets are prosecuted. Several pieces of Ontario legislation have been introduced or passed in the past few months which, if enacted, would affect large areas of practice. Here are some current Bills […]

Provincial Court Update – Latest on Surcharges, Uber Challenge

POA Court: Victim Surcharge Update An Ottawa judge has upheld the federal Victim Surcharge. Justice Bruce Glass, of the Ontario Superior Court, ruled that the payment is neither a fine nor a punishment; rather, it is “merely a consequence of getting a conviction.” The case is R. v Tinker, Judge, Bondoc & Mead, 2015 ONSC […]

Paralegal Law in the News

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Ministry of the Attorney General

Online Resolution Plans in the Works for Ontario Tribunals

Disputes in the Social Justice cluster of tribunals — including Landlord & Tenant, the Social Benefits Tribunal and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario — may be moved out of the public system, to an online dispute resolution system (ODR). Brendan Crawley, Senior Coordinator, Media Relations Communications Branch with the Ministry of the Attorney General, […]

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