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When lawyers go on strike

Should legal aid rates be increased? Can lawyers go on strike? You’d think no, not if they have their own practices. But effectively that’s what many defence lawyers in Ontario are up to these days. Maybe they don’t make as…

Man’s sleep-sex defence a waking nightmare for the woman he attacked

KIRK MAKIN From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail, Thursday, Jun. 18, 2009 03:51AM EDT JUSTICE REPORTER After being jolted out of sleep by a stranger raping her after a party, it was almost inconceivable to a 34-year-old Toronto woman that anything…

Courts can rescue kids from an alienating parent

SARAH HAMPSON From Thursday’s Globe and Mail January 29, 2009 at 9:06 AM EST Judges in Canada are now omniscient parents, willing to practice tough love, even though the plan they rely on to help the children has no longitudinal…