The Provincial Government Should Allow Paralegals to Represent in Summary Convictions

The federal Liberal government’s recently enacted Bill C-75, an omnibus justice reform bill, has changed the standard length for maximum punishment on summary offences under the Criminal Code to 2 years. This change has had the effect of limiting the ability of paralegals and other agents (such as law students) from representing people who are…

The Ontario Liberal Party needs to ensure Open Nominations

Rebuilding the Party: Open Nominations As we rebuild the Ontario Liberal Party, we need to build it into a strong and robust organization. While I sincerely hope this is not the case, the political realities indicate that we should prepare for a while in opposition. To build a strong and resilient party, we need to…

It’s past time to do something about textbooks.

A few years ago, the governments of Ontario and British Columbia funded the creation of free textbooks. These textbooks are peer-reviewed and are able to be used in some of the most common post-secondary courses. Best of all — they’re free and available online under a Creative Commons license. These quality textbooks are written by…