Administrative Law

Explaining the Inquest into the Deaths of Seven First Nations Students in Thunder Bay On October 5, 2015, the long-awaited Inquest into the deaths of seven First Nation students, who died while attending high school in Thunder Bay, Ontario, between 2000 and 2011, commenced pursuant to the Coroners Act. I am representing the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth throughout the six month review of the young students' deaths. January 5, 2016
What is an apology worth? By Brian Babcock Injured or aggrieved people are often looking for more than money as compensation for being wronged, and this is especially true where the damage is to a person’s reputation or personal dignity.

This fall, I am teaching Remedies at LU Law, and one of the topics I will ask my students to think about is whether an apology is a meaningful remedy, and in particular, an apology ordered by a court or tribunal.

The law has long recognized that...
July 16, 2014
Countdown to CASL By Brad Smith July 1st will mark Canada’s 147th birthday and what is the Government of Canada doing to celebrate? It will bring the new Canadian Anti-Spam Law or “CASL” legislation into force. The purpose of the Act is “to promote the efficiency and adaptability of the Canadian economy by regulating commercial conduct that discourages the use of electronic means to carry out commercial activities.” While this law may be a welcome reprieve for many of our inboxes, there are things that you need to know about the laws in order to ensure that you and your organization stay out of trouble. June 23, 2014