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COMMENTARY August 17, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Legal Ease, Aug. 17

Adultery is rarely relevant to who gets what, when couples split

JAMES MORTON

Canada has a no-fault family law system.

What that means is, with one significant exception, misconduct during marriage—basically adultery—is not relevant to determining who gets what and where the child lives.

Sometimes people say that’s not fair—why should adultery be ignored? Well there are...

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COMMENTARY August 10, 2017 - 2:30 pm

Legal Ease, August 10

What to do when you're involved in a vehicle accident

JAMES MORTON

What should you do right after a car accident?

If there are injuries, immediately call for the help – you need to report all but the most trivial accidents to the RCMP anyway.

If help is unavailable do what you can to provide first aid to anyone who is hurt – but unless you are a trained...

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COMMENTARY July 31, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Responsibility to consult Indigenous peoples still rests with Crown: lawyer

"Let’s take the path of reconciliation," writes Nader Hasan

SPECIAL TO NUNATSIAQ NEWS

NADER HASAN

On July 26, the Supreme Court of Canada delivered two landmark rulings on the Crown’s duty to consult and accommodate Indigenous peoples.

Commentators around the country are asking what these decisions mean for government, industry and Indigenous groups. Many have heralded the Clyde...

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COMMENTARY July 27, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Legal Ease, July 27

Personal Bankruptcy in Canada

JAMES MORTON

Sometimes people get so far into debt that there is no way they can ever pay back all they owe.

The law recognizes this and makes provision for people to start again through a process called “bankruptcy.” Through bankruptcy, a person hopelessly burdened with debt gets a chance to start...

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COMMENTARY July 19, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Legal Ease, July 19

Can I force them to honour their contract?

JAMES MORTON

Suppose you made a deal to have someone come and paint your house. After you make the deal they just refuse to do the work.

Can you get a judge to order them to fulfill their agreement?

No.

What you are looking for is an order for “specific performance” that is an order forcing someone to...

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