Category Administrative Law

Legal Word of the Day: “Limitation Period”

Limitation Period — Time limit on initiating an action, claim or complaint. The action may be related to remedy an injury, loss or damage from an act or omission. In Ontario, these time limits are set out in the Limitations Act, 2002. It came into force in 2004 and was amended in 2006 to permit […]

Coast-to-Coast Legal Fights for TWU This Summer

Trinity Western University (TWU)’s efforts to have its planned law school accredited with law societies continue, with a significant vote today. Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC) benchers are to vote on a motion to reverse that law society’s approval. Members from across the province will meet by teleconference to consider a resolution directing that […]

Legal Word of the Day: “Judicial Review”

“Judicial Review” — A procedural oversight process, to determine whether a decision-maker exceeded its statutory mandate or breached principles of procedural fairness in reaching a decision. The Judicial Review court can issue orders for: mandamus, prohibition or certiorari. It can make declarations, or issue injunctions, or both. Judicial Reviews are not appeals. They allow a […]

SCC’s May Appeals Affect Paralegal Scope Matters

  The Supreme Court of Canada’s list of appeals for May includes several cases that could affect the paralegal scope of practice. Employment, privilege and privacy are among the key principles the court is asked to consider this month:     David M. Potter v. New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission, a statutory body corporate […]

Cash Store Licence on the Line

Ontario’s Registrar of Payday Loans today issued a proposal to refuse recent applications for payday lender licences from Cash Store and Instaloans – both owned by The Cash Store Financial Services Inc. A Superior Court of Justice decision Feb. 12 found that the “basic line of credit” that Cash Store and Instaloans have been offering […]

Social Inequality & Failure to Communicate: Toronto Ombud Report

City of Toronto Ombudsman Fiona Crean says more residents than ever are reporting problems with city staff and services, and the complaints are more serious than in past years. Crean said this morning that “growing social inequity” and basic human rights issues, in such areas as housing, child care and social services, contributes to the […]

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