Lawyered

Lawyered

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LAWYERED is a bi-weekly, independent podcast series that focuses on Canadian legal issues. Each episode features a conversation with a different legal professional who will provide their insight on recent developments in the law.
Charter Rights without Remedies?
Apr 19 • 13 min
In part three of my interview with mental health lawyer, Mercedes Perez, we speak about a recent appellate ruling that shed lights on the available ORB remedies for hospital misconduct.
Long-Term Patients, the CCB and Bill 122
Apr 19 • 13 min
In part two of my interview with mental health lawyer, Mercedes Perez, we speak about her successful constitutional challenge and the resulting amendments to the Ontario Mental Health Act.
Legality of Community Treatment Orders
Apr 19 • 12 min
In part one of my interview with mental health lawyer, Mercedes Perez, we speak about legality and practical effects of CTOs.
24: Mental Health Law (Mercedes Perez)
Apr 19 • 40 min
On this week’s episode, we’re sitting down with Mercedes Perez, one of Toronto’s leading mental health lawyers and successful Charter appellant. Topics: community treatment orders; new order-making powers for long-term involuntary patients; and…
Stare Decisis and Tribunals
Apr 5 • 9 min
In part three of my interview with administrative lawyer, Gavin Mackenzie, we speak about a clarifying appeal case on the role of precedents in a tribunal context.
Standards of Review: What’s the Deference?
Apr 5 • 13 min
In part two of my interview with administrative lawyer, Gavin Mackenzie, we discuss the Supreme Court of Canada’s recent holdings on reasonableness and deference, the current Dunsmuir standards of review.
Trinity Western’s Community Covenant
Apr 5 • 13 min
In part one of my interview with administrative lawyer, Gavin Mackenzie, we speak about the upcoming Trinity Western University appeals at the Supreme Court.
23: Administrative Law (Gavin MacKenzie)
Apr 5 • 36 min
This week, we’re speaking about administrative law with Gavin MacKenzie, former LSUC Treasurer and the repeatedly-named Toronto Lawyer of the Year. Topics: Trinity Western University appeals; standards of review at the Supreme Court; and precedents…
Becoming a Sperm Donor Through Sex
Mar 22 • 10 min
In part three of my interview with fertility lawyer, Sara Cohen, we talk about a new legislative change which will allow individuals to donate sperm through sex, and the corresponding impacts on family law.
How to Compensate a Donor
Mar 22 • 11 min
In part two of my interview with fertility lawyer, Sara Cohen, we discuss about legal changes in donor regulations and the compensation structure
When a Surrogacy Agreement is Unenforceable
Mar 22 • 12 min
In part one of my interview with fertility lawyer, Sara Cohen, we speak about a new statute which deems surrogacy contracts to be unenforceable, and how the law can protect vulnerable parties.
22: Fertility Law (Sara Cohen)
Mar 22 • 34 min
22: Fertility Law (Sara Cohen) This week, we’re speaking about fertility law with Sara Cohen, a lawyer recognized as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada! Topics: unenforceable surrogacy contracts; financial compensation for donors;…
Prosecuting Food Fraud
Mar 8 • 11 min
In part three of our interview with food lawyer, Glenford Jameson, we discuss the recent food fraud prosecutions by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
A Spirited Constitutional Challenge
Mar 8 • 14 min
In part two of our interview with food lawyer, Glenford Jameson, we chat about a constitutional challenge with respect to LCBO’s price mark-ups.
Counting Calories
Mar 8 • 13 min
In part one of our interview with food lawyer, Glenford Jameson, we speak about the recent ‘calorie count’ advertisement requirements for Ontario restaurants.
21: Food Law (Glenford Jameson)
Mar 8 • 38 min
It’s the Season 3 premiere, and we’re speaking with Glenford Jameson about the hottest issues in food law! Topics: calorie counts at restaurants, an LCBO constitutional challenge, and food fraud prosecutions.
Discriminatory Funding on Reserves
Jun 29, 2016 • 10 min
In part one of our interview with Aboriginal lawyer, Senwung Luk we discuss the discriminatory funding on First Nations reserves.
Aboriginal Spirituality and Religious Freedom
Jun 29, 2016 • 10 min
In part two of our interview with Aboriginal lawyer, Senwung Luk we cover Aboriginal spirituality in the context of s. 2(a) of the Charter.
Canada, Indigenous Peoples and the UN
Jun 29, 2016 • 11 min
In part one of our interview with Aboriginal lawyer, Senwung Luk we discuss the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
20: Aboriginal Law (Senwung Luk)
Jun 29, 2016 • 33 min
On our Season 2 finale, we speak with Senwung Luk about the top issues in Aboriginal law. Topics: UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; Aboriginal spirituality and s.2(a); and child welfare funding on reserves
Power-of-Attorney Litigation
Jun 15, 2016 • 12 min
In part three of our interview with Kimberly Whaley, we chat about issues in power-of-attorney litigation.
Predatory Marriages
Jun 15, 2016 • 12 min
In part two of our interview with Kimberly Whaley, we speak about the rise of predatory marriages and potential case law reforms.
Reducing Undue Influence
Jun 15, 2016 • 12 min
In part one of our interview with Kimberly Whaley, we discuss the undue influence and legal strategies to diminish its effect.
19: Elder Law (Kimberly Whaley)
Jun 15, 2016 • 35 min
It’s Episode 19, we’re chatting about elder law with Kimberly Whaley, principal of one of Canada’s top wills and estates firms. Topics: reducing undue influence, predatory marriages and power-of-attorney litigation.
Opinions on Expert Witnesses
Jun 1, 2016 • 12 min
In part three of our interview with Lonny Rosen, we chat about expert witnesses in health law litigation.
Truth in Medical Advertising
Jun 1, 2016 • 12 min
In part two of our interview with Lonny Rosen, bespeak about the advertising regulations for medical professionals.
Medical Assistance in Dying and Bill C-14
Jun 1, 2016 • 12 min
In part one of our interview with Lonny Rosen, we discuss the proposed federal legislation for medical assistance in dying.
18: Health Law (Lonny Rosen)
Jun 1, 2016 • 37 min
On Episode 18, we get a health law check-up from Lonny Rosen, the OBA’s 2016 Recipient for Excellence in Health Law. Topics: right-to-die legislation; advertising regulations for health professions; expert witness requirements.
Reading Down the Contract
May 18, 2016 • 12 min
In part 3 of our interview with franchise lawyer, Chris Horkins, we chat about the court’s remedies with respect to contractual interpretation.
Good Faith and General Motors
May 18, 2016 • 14 min
In part 2 of our interview with franchise lawyer, Chris Horkins, we speak about good faith obligations and whether there is an ongoing duty of disclosure.
Protecting Brand Strength
May 18, 2016 • 11 min
In part 1 of our interview with franchise lawyer, Chris Horkins, we talk about whether franchisors have a legal obligation to protect their brand strength.
17: Franchise Law (Chris Horkins)
May 18, 2016 • 37 min
On Episode 17, Chris Horkins fills us in on the hottest issues in franchise law! Topics: a franchisor’s obligation to protect brand strength; application of good faith obligations and when courts will blue-pencil contractual agreements.
Summary Trial Procedures
May 4, 2016 • 12 min
In part 3 of our interview with product liability lawyer, Scott Maidment, we chat about how summary trial procedures can expedite litigation.
Class Actions: What’s in Common?
May 4, 2016 • 12 min
In part 2 of our interview with product liability lawyer, Scott Maidment, we discuss developing cases which are restricting class action certification.
Vicarious Liability on the Road
May 4, 2016 • 15 min
In part 1 of our interview with product liability lawyer, Scott Maidment, we talk about a recent shift in vicarious liability for car owners.
16: Product Liability Law (Scott Maidment)
May 4, 2016 • 38 min
On Episode 16, we’re speaking with Scott Maidment, one of the top 30 product liability lawyers in the world! Topics include: vicarious motor vehicle liability; class action certification; and summary trial procedures.
Secret Recordings
Apr 20, 2016 • 11 min
In part 3 of our interview with family lawyer, Heather Hansen, we talk about the admissibility of secret recordings in family law litigation.
Grandparents, Custody & Access
Apr 20, 2016 • 12 min
In part 2 of our interview with family lawyer, Heather Hansen, we go over recent trends with respect to grandparents’ roles in child access and custody
Social Media and Family Law
Apr 20, 2016 • 12 min
In part 1 of our interview with family lawyer, Heather Hansen, we discuss the role of social media in family law.
15: Family Law (Heather Hansen)
Apr 20, 2016 • 34 min
This week, we’re talking family law with Heather Hansen, a partner with Martha McCarthy & Company in Toronto. Topics include: social media in family, grandparents’ roles in access and custody, and secret recordings in family recordings.
Criminal Law and Propaganda
Apr 6, 2016 • 10 min
In part 1 of our interview with criminal lawyer, Faisal Mirza, we discuss the free speech effects of Bill C-51
Inside the Jury Room
Apr 6, 2016 • 12 min
In part 2 of our interview with criminal lawyer, Faisal Mirza, we discuss how external information affects jury deliberations
Drugs and Mandatory Minimum Sentences
Apr 6, 2016 • 12 min
In part 1 of our interview with criminal lawyer, Faisal Mirza, we discuss mandatory minimum sentences for drug offences
14: Criminal Law (Faisal Mirza)
Apr 6, 2016 • 34 min
This week, we chat criminal law with appellate and trial lawyer, Faisal Mirza! Topics: mandatory minimum sentences for drug offences; external information in jury rooms; and whether criminal law can stop terrorist propaganda
13: Charity Law (Mark Blumberg)
Mar 23, 2016 • 33 min
It’s Episode 13, and we’re speaking with charity lawyer, Mark Blumberg!Topics: best practices for international charities, cracking down on charity fraud, and how to start a philanthropic project.
So, You Want to Start a Charity Program
Mar 23, 2016 • 12 min
In part 3 of our interview with charity lawyer, Mark Blumberg, we discuss the different options for adding a philanthropic wing to a company.
Taking Down Fraudsters
Mar 23, 2016 • 11 min
In part 2 of our interview with charity lawyer, Mark Blumberg, we talk about how criminal law is playing an increasing role addressing charity fraud.
International Charities: When Funds Go Abroad
Mar 23, 2016 • 10 min
In part 1 of our interview with charity lawyer, Mark Blumberg, we discuss how international charities can control their resources overseas.
Cybersecurity: Hackers Beware
Mar 9, 2016 • 11 min
In part 3 of our interview with privacy lawyer, Susan Wortzman, we discuss new cybersecurity requirements and best practices to protect against hackers.
The Right to be Forgotten
Mar 9, 2016 • 12 min
In part 2 of our interview with privacy lawyer, Susan Wortzman, we cover the right to be forgotten and whether content on Google can be removed.
Personal Information: This Time, It’s Protected
Mar 9, 2016 • 12 min
In part 1 of our interview with privacy lawyer, Susan Wortzman, we discuss changing attitudes towards personal data and new consent requirements for the collecting personal information.
12: Privacy Law (Susan Wortzman)
Mar 9, 2016 • 33 min
On Episode 12, we’re chatting about privacy law with e-discovery and information governance lawyer, Susan Wortzman. Topics include: protection of personal information, the right to be forgotten, and new approaches towards cybersecurity.
Estopped? Second Chances for Human Rights Claimants
Feb 24, 2016 • 12 min
In part 3 of my interview with human rights lawyer, Raj Anand, we talk about issue estoppel in the human rights context
Family Matters and The Office
Feb 24, 2016 • 11 min
In part 2 of my interview with human rights lawyer, Raj Anand, we cover discrimination based on family status
When Religious Rights Conflict
Feb 24, 2016 • 11 min
In part 1 of my interview with human rights lawyer, Raj Anand, we discuss conflicts with religious rights
11: Human Rights Law (Raj Anand)
Feb 24, 2016 • 35 min
We kick off Season 2 with human rights lawyer and LSUC Bencher, Raj Anand. Topics include: conflicts with religious rights, family status discrimination and issue estoppel.
The Promise of the Patent
Jun 24, 2015 • 13 min
In part 3 of my interview with intellectual property lawyer, Geoff Mowatt, we discuss the judicial development of the ‘promise of the patent’.
Drug Wars: Biologics and Biosimilars
Jun 24, 2015 • 13 min
In part 2 of my interview with intellectual property lawyer, Geoff Mowatt, we cover the debate between biologic drugs and biosimilars.
E-Cigarettes: Up in Smoke?
Jun 24, 2015 • 10 min
In part 1 of my interview with intellectual property lawyer, Geoff Mowatt, we discuss the IP implications of the rise of e-cigarettes.
10 Intellectual Property Law (Geoff Mowatt)
Jun 24, 2015 • 36 min
On Episode 10 of Lawyered, we sit down with intellectual property lawyer, Geoff Mowatt. Topics include: e-cigarettes, biosimilar drugs and the promise of the patent.
The Social Enterprise
Jun 10, 2015 • 13 min
In part 3 of my interview with social enterprise lawyer, Robert Wakulat, we discuss the legal structure of the social enterprise model.
Fixing the Non-Profit Sector
Jun 10, 2015 • 9 min
In part 2 of my interview with social enterprise lawyer, Robert Wakulat, we discuss the new amendments to the Not-for-Profit Corporations Act.
Kickstarting the Crowdfunding Campaign
Jun 10, 2015 • 13 min
In part 1 of my interview with social enterprise lawyer, Robert Wakulat, we discuss the legal considerations for crowdfunding campaigns.
09 Legal Issues for Entrepreneurs (Robert Wakulat)
Jun 10, 2015 • 34 min
On Episode 9 of Lawyered, we discuss the legal issues facing enterpreneurs, with Robert Wakulat. Topics include: crowdfunding, non-profit corporations and social enterprises.
Advertising and “Humane-Washing”
May 27, 2015 • 10 min
Dog Orders!
May 27, 2015 • 9 min
In part two of my interview with animal rights lawyer, Camille Labchuk, we cover the important legal issues that pet owners need to know about.
Charter of Rights: Animal Edition
May 27, 2015 • 13 min
In part one of my interview with animal rights lawyer, Camille Labchuk, we discuss the proposed Animal Charter of Rights.
08 Animal Law (Camille Labchuk)
May 27, 2015 • 30 min
On Episode 8 of Lawyered, we’re speaking with animal rights lawyer, Camille Labchuk.Topics include: a Charter of Rights for animals, what owners need to know about dog liability and the “humane-washing” in advertising.
SLAPP in the Face
May 13, 2015 • 12 min
In part three of my interview with defamation lawyer, Mark Donald, we cover the proposed mechanisms to crack down on strategic lawsuits against public participation.
OK, What’s the Damage?
May 13, 2015 • 11 min
In part two of my interview with defamation lawyer, Mark Donald, we talk about how our courts calculate the damage to reputation.
Troll Face
May 13, 2015 • 12 min
In part one of my interview with defamation lawyer, Mark Donald, we discuss when online trolling becomes defamation.
07 Defamation Law (Mark Donald)
May 13, 2015 • 34 min
On Episode 7 of Lawyered, we’re speaking with defamation lawyer, Mark Donald. Topics include: online trolling, reputation calculations, and cracking down on legal scare tactics.
Express Entry: All Aboard!
Apr 29, 2015 • 12 min
In part three of my interview with immigration lawyer, Nan Berezowski, we discuss Canada’s new express entry entry program.
Foreign Workers or Canadians First
Apr 29, 2015 • 12 min
In part two of my interview with immigration lawyer, Nan Berezowski, we discuss the new regulations which restrict temporary foreign workers.
Citizenship, Right?
Apr 29, 2015 • 11 min
In part one of my interview with immigration lawyer, Nan Berezowski, we discuss Bill C-24, the Minister’s new powers to revoke citizenship, and whether citizenship is a right or a privilege.
06 Immigration Law (Nan Berezowski)
Apr 29, 2015 • 34 min
On Episode 6 of Lawyered, we’re speaking with immigration lawyer, Nan Berezowski. Topics include: citizenship revocation and Bill C-24, the limitations on foreign workers, and Canada’s new federal express entry.
Countering Foreign Counterfeits
Apr 15, 2015 • 10 min
In part three of my interview with entertainment lawyer, Stephen Selznick, we speak about the new federal law which protects copyrighted goods from foreign knockoffs.
Can Canadian Content Compete with Netflix?
Apr 15, 2015 • 12 min
In part two of my interview with entertainment lawyer, Stephen Selznick, we discuss the legal effects of the CRTC’s direction, and how Canadian content will compete with Netflix and HBO.
How to Not Get Burned by Dragon’s Den
Apr 15, 2015 • 11 min
In part one of my interview with entertainment lawyer, Stephen Selznick, we discuss the the binding effect of consent release waivers in the entertainment industry.
05 Entertainment Law (Stephen Selznick)
Apr 15, 2015 • 31 min
On Episode 05 of Lawyered, we speak with top entertainment lawyer, Stephen Selznick!Topics include: Dragon’s Den and consent release waivers, how Canadian content will compete with Netflix; and a new approach to block foreign knockoff goods.
Salt in the Wound: Municipal Liability
Apr 1, 2015 • 10 min
In part three of my interview with municipal lawyer, Chris Barnett, we discuss a farmer’s successful lawsuit against a township, and the corresponding effects on municipal liability.
10-Year Reviews: What’s the Plan?
Apr 1, 2015 • 11 min
In part two of my interview with municipal lawyer, Chris Barnett, we discuss the 10-year reviews for Ontario’s major provincial land plans, and how it will affect form and function.
When Malls Collapse
Apr 1, 2015 • 10 min
In part one of my interview with municipal lawyer, Chris Barnett, we discuss the causes and the lessons learnt from the Elliot Lake mall collapse.
04 Municipal Law (Chris Barnett)
Apr 1, 2015 • 29 min
On episode 4 of Lawyered, we’re chatting with the 2015 Municipal Lawyer of the year, Chris Barnett.Topics include: the Elliot Lake mall collapse, Ontario’s 10-year review of provincial land plans, and how one farmer sued his town for over $100,000.
Environmental Liability: This TIme, It’s Personal
Mar 18, 2015 • 11 min
In part three of my interview with environmental lawyer, Dianne Saxe, we discuss how new ministerial orders are having significant consequences for innocent officers and directors of polluting companies.
Polluted Sites: Now In Your Backyard
Mar 18, 2015 • 11 min
In part two of my interview with environmental lawyer, Dianne Saxe, we discuss how courts have ruled when dealing with contaminated sites.
Climate Change and the Law
Mar 18, 2015 • 11 min
In part one of my interview with environmental lawyer, Dianne Saxe, we discuss how the legal tools to combat climate change.
03 Environmental Law (Dianne Saxe)
Mar 18, 2015 • 32 min
On episode 3 of Lawyered, we’re going green and chatting with environmental lawyer, Dr. Dianne Saxe.Topics include: climate change, polluted lands, and environmental personal liability.
A legal ban on e-mail spam
Mar 4, 2015 • 11 min
In part two of my interview with technology lawyer, Addison Cameron-Huff, we discuss Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation and its approach to curbing e-mail spam messages.
Behind the numbers of the Supreme Court of Canada
Mar 4, 2015 • 34 min
In part one of my interview with technology lawyer, Addison Cameron-Huff, we discuss his detailed statistic to go behind the numbers of the decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada.
Bitcoin and the Law
Mar 4, 2015 • 9 min
In part three of my interview with technology lawyer, Addison Cameron-Huff, we discuss how the popularity of bitcoin will be affected by legal mechanisms.
02 Technology Law (Addison Cameron-Huff)
Mar 4, 2015 • 29 min
On episode 2 of Lawyered, we sit down with technology lawyer, Addison Cameron-Huff. Topics include: statistics behind the Supreme Court, anti-spam legislation, and the legal side of bitcoin.
RCMP Granted the Right to Collectively Bargain
Feb 12, 2015 • 10 min
In the third part of my interview with employment lawyer, Andrew Monkhouse, we discuss the Supreme Court’s recent decision which granted the RCMP the right to collectively bargain. We also chat about what this means for other non-unionized organizations.
Can you be fired for being dishonest at work?
Feb 12, 2015 • 12 min
In part two of my interview with employment lawyer, Andrew Monkhouse, we discuss whether dishonesty at work can be a ground of employment termination. We also chat about this can affect long-term disability payments.
Jian Ghomeshi and Safety in the Workplace
Feb 12, 2015 • 9 min
In part one of my interview with employment lawyer, Andrew Monkhouse, we discuss the employment and labour implications of the Jian Ghomeshi case. We also talk about what lawyers can do to keep workplaces safe from harassment.
01: Employment Law (Andrew Monkhouse)
Feb 9, 2015 • 32 min
On the first episode of LawyerEd, we’ll chat with employment lawyer, Andrew Monkhouse. Topics include: takeaways from the Jian Ghomeshi case, dishonesty in the workplace, and the RCMP’s right to collectively bargain.