Posts tagged law
What Is Access To Justice?

Access to justice is the most pressing justice issue across all fields of law today. Whether you're talking about criminal law or civil litigation, it's become the major focus of the legal community, from governments, regulators, bar associations, lawyers, educators, and even the United Nations. It now needs to become an increasing topic of attention for those who use the system: everyday people like you. But with all of this new attention, do we really know what we are talking about? What does the phrase “access to justice” mean, particularly from the perspective of the public?

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Changing Perceptions of Marijuana

The stigma around marijuana has changed a great deal over the past decade. In the most recent national election the issue of legalizing marijuana seemed to be popular among Canadians. It is a subject that perceptions have changed greatly on over the past decade. Public opinion of marijuana has not changed over-night, it has happened through small incremental steps that fight against the criminal stigma associated with the drug. A recent human rights decision in Nova Scotia may be the next step in helping to change the way marijuana is perceived all-across Canada.

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Canadian Pension Plan Disability Reform

There have been a whole laundry list of problems that have come to light around the Canadian Pension Plan Disability (CPPD) benefits program. This program is designed to take care of the most vulnerable Canadians. The purpose of the CPPD program, the country’s largest public disability insurance program, is to replace a portion of the earnings of contributors who cannot work due to a severe and prolonged disability.

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Why the Limitations of Actions Act Matters

When it comes to filing a claim, timing is crucial. Depending on the type of incident, and where the wrongful conduct occurred, your window of opportunity to take legal action can vary substantially. This period of time is known as the limitation period and is in accordance with each province’s and territory’s Limitation of Actions Act.

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