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COMMENTARY February 08, 2016 - 2:15 pm

Legal Ease, Feb. 8

Medical Malpractice

JAMES MORTON

You break your leg. You go to the health centre and get your leg out of a cast.

But your leg never heals properly and you can’t walk properly anymore. Can you sue the health provider for doing a bad job?

Perhaps, but claims against health practitioners are, quite properly, difficult to...

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COMMENTARY February 08, 2016 - 7:30 am

My Little Corner of Canada, Feb. 5

Time to Knuckle Down

JOHN AMAGOALIK

It has now been almost four months since Justin Trudeau and the Liberals won a landslide victory to become Canada’s government.

The first few weeks were spent feeling good about their victory and making Canadians feel good about themselves again.

But, the honeymoon will soon be over. Reality will...

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COMMENTARY February 01, 2016 - 2:20 pm

Legal Ease, Feb. 1

What if the judge got it wrong?

JAMES MORTON

After a hearing in court the judge or justice of the peace will make a decision.

Almost inevitably, the decision will not please at least one person — indeed, sometimes everyone is unhappy about the result.

That does not mean the judge or justice of the peace got it wrong. The job of a judge or...

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COMMENTARY January 25, 2016 - 8:30 am

Legal Ease, Jan. 25

Nunavut — Nearly a Province?

JAMES MORTON

Canada is a federal country.

Simply put, that means there are two governments for every Canadian, and those governments divide up the responsibility for governing between themselves.

For most Canadians, that means having a federal government and a provincial government, both of whom have...

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COMMENTARY January 22, 2016 - 3:00 pm

My Little Corner of Canada, Jan.22

Did You Know?

JOHN AMAGOALIK

Did you know that:

• 62 of the richest people in the world have more money than 50 per cent of the world’s population?  Put another way it means that 62 of the richest people have more wealth than $3.6 billion people combined.

• The top one per cent of the richest people in the world controls 99...

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