Canadian Government Launches the Global Skills Strategy

August 16th, 2017 by

By: Katelyn Bell, Summer Law Student On June 12 of this year, the Government of Canada announced the commencement of the Global Skills Strategy. The program was originally announced back in November, 2016. The Global Skills Strategy Programme is designed to assist employers to attract foreign workers with top-talent and innovative skills in an effort […]

 

Tainted Alcohol in 30+ Hotels, Bars in Mexico Seized

August 16th, 2017 by

By: Nicolas Di Nardo Authorities have seized around 10,000 gallons (37,854 litres) of tainted alcohol at resorts in Cancun and Playa Del Carmen in Mexico. The list, which was not released includes more than 30 hotels and night clubs. These raids occurred in wake of 20-year-old Abbey Conner’s death in January. Toxicology reports showed that […]

 

Tough Rules wanted for the Legalization of Marijuana

August 15th, 2017 by

By: Nicolas Di Nardo Even though it is still around a year away, when marijuana becomes legal next July, tough rules may come along with it. The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has stated their position on a number of concerns when pot is legalized, and would like to see: A “zero tolerance” policy in order […]

 

Legal Limbo

August 15th, 2017 by

By: Samantha Hamilton, Student-at-Law There is a gap in the deportation system, and it is being filled with indefinite detention. But is this acceptable? A recent decision from the Federal Court says yes, the gap is a misapplication of an appropriate, acceptable law. Alvin Brown spent five years in immigration detention before his deportation order […]

 

Dispute over Custody of the Dog(s)

August 14th, 2017 by

By: Katelyn Bell, Summer Law Student Back in January, we discussed the issue of dogs having rights similar to that of children in a custody battle. Mention was made to a then recent decision from the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench, which held that dogs are to be considered as “property” and should not be […]

 

Woman Charged after beating her Dog on the Subway

August 14th, 2017 by

By: Nicolas Di Nardo Recently a woman made headlines after a video was posted online showing her hitting her dog on a Toronto subway train. She was later arrested by the Toronto Police and the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA), and the dog was seized. Now, the woman is facing charges. […]

 

Ontario’s Colleges Call for Strike

August 10th, 2017 by

By: Stuart Clark, Student-at-Law According to the Toronto Star, the Ontario government has offered faculty members at the province’s colleges a 7.5% wage hike. However, the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (“OPSEU”), has called for a strike vote in the fall—wanting to address other issues beyond compensation. Employers and workers represented by a union negotiate […]

 

Gateway to Canada: Roxham Road

August 10th, 2017 by

By: Nicolas Di Nardo Desperate migrants are still making a run for it to Canada’s border. Since Trump took over the highest office, a tiny dead end on Roxham Road looks to have become the favourite non-official border crossing for tons of people looking for refuge. On Sunday alone, approximately 400 people crossed over the […]

 

More Condos a Possibility at Barrie’s Collier Centre

August 10th, 2017 by

By: Nicolas Di Nardo Barrie could be expanding at a faster rate than people think. Fortress Real Developments has submitted an application to Barrie City Hall’s planning staff, requesting to transform an existing tower full of office and commercial units, and turn them into residential condominiums. This proposal looks to modify Fortress’s Collier Centre. This […]

 
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