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.
Bill 37 and Teacher Discipline
Jul 12 • 11 min
In part three of my interview with education lawyer, Tom McRae, we chat about Bill 37 and the changes to the investigation and disciplinary process for teachers in Ontario
School Boards and the Ombudsman
Jul 12 • 7 min
In part two of my interview with education lawyer, Tom McRae, we speak about the Ontario Ombudsman’s new jurisdiction over school boards
Religious Accommodation in Schools
Jul 12 • 12 min
In part one of my interview with education lawyer, Tom McRae, we speak about the limits of religious accommodation in the school system
30: Education Law (Tom McRae)
Jul 12 • 32 min
To wrap up Season 3, we’re speaking about education law with the outgoing OBA Section Chair, Tom McRae. Topics: religious accommodations in schools, the ombudsman’s jurisdiction over school boards and changes to the disciplinary process for teachers
Rules on Foreign Corruption
Jun 28 • 11 min
In part three of our interview with international trade lawyer, Jessica Horwitz, where we will speak about the federal legislation that governs foreign public corruption.
CETA - Canada-EU Trade Agreement
Jun 28 • 12 min
In part two of our interview with international trade lawyer, Jessica Horwitz, we will chat about the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.
WTO Trade Remedies
Jun 28 • 12 min
In part one of my interview with international trade lawyer, Jessica Horwitz, we speak about the legal implications of trade remedies.
29: International Trade Law (Jessica Horwitz)
Jun 28 • 36 min
We’re getting global and chatting with international trade lawyer, Jessica Horwitz about the legal issues on Canada’s trade abroad. Topics: trade remedies; Canada-EU trade agreement; and foreign corruption legislation.
Business Judgement Rule
Jun 14 • 10 min
In part three of my interview with condo lawyer, Denise Lash, we speak about the application of the business judgement rule in the condo context.
Condos: License to Manage
Jun 14 • 11 min
In part two of my interview with condo lawyer, Denise Lash, we discuss the proposed mandatory licensing rules for condo managers.
AirBnB and Condos
Jun 14 • 11 min
In part one of my interview with condo lawyer, Denise Lash, we will chat about the legal issues surrounding AirBNB and short term rentals.
28: Condominium Law (Denise Lash)
Jun 14 • 33 min
On this week’s episode, we’re speaking with condominium lawyer Denise Lash about the legal topics facing the owners and managers of vertical communities. Topics: AirBnB and short-term rentals; mandatory manager licensing;…
Refusal of Medical Treatment
May 31 • 12 min
In part three of my interview with children’s lawyer, Mercedes Perez, we speak about recent cases about parents who sought to refuse medical treatment on behalf of their children.
Katelynn’s Principle: A Child-Focused Approach
May 31 • 11 min
In part two of my interview with children’s lawyer, we speak about a new child-focused principle arising from a recent coroner’s inquest.
Secure Isolation and Bill 89
May 31 • 11 min
In part one of my interview with children’s lawyer, Mercedes Perez, we speak about Bill 89 and reforms to the secure isolation of children
27: Children’s Law (Suzan Fraser)
May 31 • 35 min
On this week’s episode, we’re chatting with children’s lawyer Suzan Fraser about the top legal issues facing youths and young persons. Topics: secure isolation and solitary confinement; a new child-focused legal principle; and parental refusal…
A Best Interest Standard
May 17 • 10 min
In part three of my interview with securities lawyer, Junaid Subhan, we chat about a potential best interest standard for securities registrants
Fintech and Knowing Your Client
May 17 • 14 min
In part two of my interview with securities lawyer, Junaid Subhan, we speak about how the fintech sector can integrate the Know Your Client requirement for securities.
Facebook, Securities and Disclosure
May 17 • 12 min
In part one of my interview with securities lawyer, Junaid Subhan, we discuss whether social media can satisfy companies’ obligations for public disclosure
26: Securities Law (Junaid Subhan)
May 17 • 38 min
We’re getting financial this week and chatting with Junaid Subhan about securities law! Topics: material disclosure on social media; knowing your client in the fintech sector; and a “best interest” standard for registrants.
Protecting Loyalty Reward Points
May 3 • 11 min
In part three of my interview with advertising lawyer, Catherine Bate, we cover the recent legislation which prevents the expiration of loyalty reward points across Canada.
Amazon Pricing: Putting the Cart Before the Horse
May 3 • 10 min
In part two of my interview with advertising lawyer, Catherine Bate, we discuss the allegations and settlement surrounding Amazon Canada’s deceptive list prices and helpful compliance strategies.
Happy Meal Toys and Advertising
May 3 • 10 min
In part one of my interview with advertising lawyer, Catherine Bate, we speak about the filing of a Quebec class action claim against McDonald’s restaurants.
25: Advertising Law (Catherine Bate)
May 3 • 32 min
On this week’s episode, we’re speaking with one of Canada’s leading advertising lawyers, Catherine Bate, about truth, advertising and everything in between. Topics: children’s advertising and McDonald’s; deceptive pricing and Amazon Canada; and…
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.
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.
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.
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.