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Consecutive vs concurrent sentences in Canada

Are you curious about the difference between consecutive vs concurrent sentences? Even at the best of times, criminal justice in Canada is a contentious and controversial subject of seemingly endless debate with “tough on crime” conservatives on one side and more lenient and liberal-minded citizens and politicians on the other. But the scales of justice […]

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Understanding Creditor and Debtor Rights

It’s important to learn about creditor rights law and debtor rights. Learn how to avoid bankruptcy court. People find themselves in repayment issues during legal issues such as family law disputes and probate. Payday loans with punishingly high-interest rates often get people into unbreakable cycles of debt, and pushy collection agencies only compound the problem […]

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New Franchise Agreements Can Extend Right of Rescission

New franchise agreements can extend the right of rescission. The idea behind the right of rescission is to prevent aggressive salespeople from signing up people on the spot. This sort of right can either be a part of a contract, or part of a statute (politician made law.) For example, door-to-door rescission laws are also […]

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More Room For Improvement Following Franchise Law Changes

In this article, Joseph Adler, a franchise lawyer, talks about how there is more improvement for improvements to franchise law. We found this helpful Q+A about franchise law. See the guide. We hope you find the video above helpful.

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Parents Denied Access To Kids Continue To Seek Solutions

For parents that are denied access to their kids, it can be one of the most stressful periods of their life. Recent attempts to change child custody laws in Canada have failed. Going through a custody battle is one of the most stressful things that anyone will ever go through. See the graph below. You […]

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The defeat of Bill C-560 Not Going To Stop Push For Divorce Changes

Bill C-560 was a failed attempt in Canada to try and change the Divorce Act. The goal was to push for equal access to the kids for both parents. It made it to the second reading, but it was shot down in 2014. We included a video at the end of this article. In 2021 […]

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How to Have Maximum Effect With your Freedom of Information (FOI) Request

In this article, Matthew Pearn talks about how to focus your freedom of information (FOI) request for maximum effect. Are you wondering how to do a freedom of information to get access to the information you need? There is a law called the Access to Information Act. It allows Canadian citizens, people with permanent residency, […]

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SCC decisions may mean more consumer class actions

In this article, Brian Radnoff talks about how SCC decisions may mean more consumer class actions. Brian N. Radnoff is a Partner and Canadian Litigation Practice Group Chair. He works at the law firm Dickinson Wright. He focuses on commercial and corporate lawsuits.

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Awareness Education Key For Environmental Bill of Rights

“The provincial government has room to grow when it comes to facilitating public policy issues, says Toronto lawyer Michael Cochrane, who recently spoke on the topic at a conference marking the 20th anniversary of the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR).”

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Court System Not Divorce Act Needs Overhaul

The court system – not the Divorce Act – needs updating in order to improve access to justice in family law, and create more effective processes overall, says Toronto lawyer Michael Cochrane. How To Divide Your Property During Separation This means you cannot switch the name on a ticket already purchased for another person. If […]