WeirFoulds LLP Celebrates International Day of Pink

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The colour pink took over the WeirFoulds office today for the International Day of Pink, as we joined together to take a united stand against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia, Transphobia, and Transmisogyny across the world.

Bill 68: Proposed Amendments Have Far-Reaching Implications

Bill 68, Modernizing Ontario’s Municipal Legislation Act, 2017, received second reading and was referred to the Standing Committee on Social Policy on March 23, 2017. Bill 68 proposes a number of amendments to the Municipal Act, 2001, the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act and the Municipal Elections Act which could have a significant impact on how municipalities and their councils function.

Feds Not Just Blowing Smoke: Recreational Marijuana to be Legal by July 1, 2018

Less than twenty-four hours after being called out by a candidate for the leadership of the NDP, CBC News has reported that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government plans on introducing legislation in early April 2017 with the intention of legalizing recreational marijuana by July 1, 2018.

According to the CBC report, the new legislation will “broadly follow” the final recommendations of the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization, providing landlords and retail marijuana business owners with some clues as to what the final regulatory system will look like.

Caroline Abela honoured as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation

We are pleased to announced that Partner, Caroline Abela has been named a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (ABF). The ABF is an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty and legal scholars whose careers have demonstrated extraordinary leadership in their communities and legal profession. Membership is limited to one percent of lawyers admitted to practice in Canada with worldwide fellowship limited.

WeirFoulds Proudly Supports the Sopinka Cup 2017

WeirFoulds is proud to continue its long-standing support of the Sopinka Cup, Canada’s national trial advocacy competition, organized by The Advocates’ Society, and funded by the American College of Trial Lawyers. The Cup bears the name of the Honourable Justice John Sopinka, Q.C., one of the few lawyers to be appointed directly from practice to the Supreme Court of Canada.

WeirFoulds is a Proud Sponsor of the Arnup Cup 2017

WeirFoulds is proud to continue to sponsor the Arnup Cup, an annual trial advocacy competition for Ontario law schools, organized by The Advocates’ Society. The Cup bears the name of the Honourable John D. Arnup, O.C., Q.C., who for many years sat as a distinguished member of the Court of Appeal for Ontario following a career at WeirFoulds as one of Canada’s finest litigation counsel.

Kobo eBooks Nominated for a Global Competition Review Award

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that the Kobo eBooks case has been shortlisted for the Global Competition Review’s Annual awards for “Litigation of the year – Non-cartel prosecution: Creative, strategic and innovative litigation on behalf of plaintiffs in a non-cartel private action.”