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Holiday Drinking and Social Host Liability

As the holidays approach, it is important to be aware of your legal responsibilities as a host when serving alcohol at your home. For many years, the Supreme Court of…

Are You Still Curious About Coaching?

If you Google ‘Business Coaching’, you’ll likely get more than 7,000,000 hits. ‘Career Coaching’: 2,8M. ‘Life coaching’: 20M.  ‘[Blank] coach’ seems to be a thing.  Particularly, after all sport coaches…

Substance or Form: Are Burritos Wraps?

Most people would never think of this question as a legal one, but in a recent 2018 decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (2432714 Ontario Inc. v. Heffner…

♪♫ CBER Claus Is Coming to Town♫♪

The blog post Was the Law Practice Program invented by Nikola Tesla or Thomas Edison? invited us to shift the discussion about lawyering (business or calling) to the “somehow” of…

Overcoming Disenfranchisement

I watched a documentary a few days ago on a well-known Canadian artist by the name of William Kurelek. A first generation Canadian, with a domineering Ukrainian father that insisted…

Cannabis in the Workplace

The context in Canada relating to both medical and adult-use cannabis is changing. Medical cannabis use has been increasing dramatically, from approximately 7,900 users in Canada in 2014, to approximately…

Lunch with Luis – First Guest: Juan Carranza

Being the first Lunch with Luis (“LWL”), I think it is important to express my goals for this column and to thank you for reading! Specifically, I endeavour to highlight…