Welcome to the Winter 2019 edition of our Librarian Newsletter. The theme this quarter is the Lexis Advance® Quicklaw® online community.
Our feature article by Andrea Hill encourages you to participate in helping shape the future of Lexis Advance Quicklaw. Join now!
We also hosted a Free Privacy Webinar on November 20, 2018. You can replay the recorded version here as well as view the other event materials.
This issue also includes Top Picks from The Lawyer's Daily, recent updates on Lexis Advance® Quicklaw®, the latest enhancements to Lexis Practice Advisor® Canada, Bookstore highlights, and a list of Training Resource Options.
Click here to download a copy of the of the Rule of the Law Report December 2018 issue, a free, quarterly newsletter which covers a wide range of timely rule of law issues.
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Shaping the future of Lexis Advance Quicklaw | Andrea Hill
When was the last time you used a piece of software and thought “wow, why did they do THAT?” We’ve all had those moments. Maybe even a sense of “Why didn’t they ask me what I wanted? I could do so much better”. Read more
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Yes we have no insurance | Marcel Strigberger
Ontario's Progressive Conservative government has launched public consultations on amending our motor vehicle insurance laws. The issues if you are an insurer are fraudulent claims and if you are a consumer or accident victim, ever increasing premiums and converse attrition of accident benefits and tort award entitlement. Read more
The OSPCA case: Property rights and fundamental justice | Heather MacIvor
On Jan. 2 the Ontario Superior Court struck down three sections of the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (OSPCA Act). In Bogaerts v. Attorney General of Ontario 2019 ONSC 41, Justice Timothy Minnema found that the impugned provisions infringed s. 7 of the Charter. He further concluded, without hearing submissions on this issue, that the Attorney General of Ontario could not justify the infringements under s. 1 of the Charter. He suspended the declaration of invalidity for 12 months. Read more
The end of big hydro | By Robert McCullough
From the Tennessee to the Columbia rivers, hydroelectric dams have played a decisive role in making cheap electricity widely distributed throughout the North American economy. From declining fish populations to flooded land, some Canadians and Americans have had to pay a higher price to make hydro power possible. Read more
Charities need to tread carefully through new political activity rules | By Daniel Frajman
Imagine a situation where you are consulted by a charitable organization, or even a charitable foundation, that is working to find a cure for a particular genetic disease. That charity now asks you to submit on its behalf a request to the Canada Revenue Agency for permission to carry out additional research to support a change to provincial health care rules so that new experimental medical care for that disease would be covered by provincial health care plans. Read more
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