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Word of the Week -

R. v. Rocha | 2012 CarswellAlta 232 | Groves J.

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Legal Wit — Time Machines and Lassoes

The fact that the concept of time has not been lassoed by science so that one can travel back in time, making it impossible to physically make 54 … payments from 2005 to 2009, does not strip the support from maintaining its periodic nature.

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Highlights from this week's Houlden & Morawetz Insolvency Newsletter

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Word of the Week - Legal Terms of Art

Canada (Attorney General) v. Mowat | 2011 CarswellNat 4191 | LeBel and Cromwell JJ

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Legal Wit — Green Eggs and Ham as Allegory

"Are civil trials the legal equivalent of green eggs and ham?"

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Highlights from this Month's Securities Law Newsletter.

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Legal Wit — Flowers vs. Business Records

"All I am saying is that, in constitutional terms, flowers are on their own."

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Family Law Update — Relocating With a Special Needs Child

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Word of the Week -

R. v. Alcantara (2012) | 2012 CarswellAlta 1524 | Greckol J.

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Legal Wit — Paid to go Away ≠ Employment

"[T]urned up, to use Mr. Coles' terminology, "higher than a kite". Mr. Coles paid him $50 to go away."

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Over the past few years, Freemen-on-the-land or “OPCA” (organized pseudolegal commercial argument) litigants have had an increasing presence in the courtroom, performing contemptible acts such as denying the authority of the court, disobeying court orders, disrupting court proceedings and in one instance, attempting to arrest the sitting judge. This post provides a concise explanation of what may merit a finding of contempt of court.

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Word of the Week -

Quiring v. Ontario (Director, Ministry of the Environment) (2013) | 2013 CarswellOnt 583 | Marcia Valiante (Member)

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