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Employment rights for new Canadians: Reasonable Doubt

The Ontario Human Rights Code prevents employers from discriminating against a job applicant based on his or her citizenship.

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November 08, 2018

What if a landlord gives notice to terminate in bad faith: Reasonable Doubt

If a landlord evicts you because they want to use the unit for themselves, then re-rents the unit, you can go to the LTB and seek compensation for the bad-faith termination.

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October 22, 2018

Reasonable Doubt: How not to conduct yourself as a witness

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh broke all the rules when it comes to being a credible witness, says this Reasonable Doubt columnist.

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October 04, 2018

The consequences of having a criminal conviction: Reasonable Doubt

The most significant consequence that comes from a criminal conviction (beyond the sentence imposed) is the effect it has on your ability to find employment.

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September 20, 2018

Can unfair employment end age discrimination: Reasonable Doubt

Canadians are retiring later than ever, but many over 65 don't have the same access to benefits as other employees.

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September 14, 2018

Understanding Ontario's civil privacy rights: Reasonable Doubt

The right to privacy is not absolute, and it would be difficult to argue that any person today would have a reasonable expectation of absolute privacy: NOW's Reasonable Doubt column.

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September 13, 2018

How Toronto landlords use renovictions to force out tenants

Renovations are the latest tactic landlords are using to illegally evict renters. Here's how some have fought back – and won.

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August 31, 2018

Reasonable Doubt column: Is Canada finally ready for polyamorous families to be legal?

This ruling is a first in Canada and sets a precedent for new types of families and parents to have status under Canadian law: NOW Magazine's Reasonable Doubt column.

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August 22, 2018

Why are so many condos passing non-smoking rules? Reasonable Doubt

In this week's Reasonable Doubt column, lawyer Tim Duggan examines why so many Toronto condominiums have passed restrictions on both tobacco and marijuana smoking.

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July 25, 2018

The problem with car insurance in Ontario: Reasonable Doubt

Cuts in auto insurance means shifting part of the burden of looking after the victims of our roadways onto taxpayers.

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June 13, 2018

How safe is Toronto's music scene?

It will take the entire community, from showgoers to venue owners, to combat sexual misconduct in Toronto's music scene.

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June 12, 2018

Vote in the Ontario election as if you were poor: Reasonable Doubt

This columnist writes: If you could not work and were forced to rely on social assistance, ask yourself what issues would be important to you in an election.

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May 25, 2018

Inside Canadian immigration detention review hearings: Reasonable Doubt

In this week's Reasonable Doubt column, a lawyer explains why for people in immigration detention, the road to freedom is a frustrating one.

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April 30, 2018

How Bill C-75 will impact the preliminary inquiry: Reasonable Doubt

The federal government announced legislation that would change sections of the Criminal Code, but it’s a bad idea, says this Reasonable Doubt columnist.

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April 13, 2018

Slow process of sponsorship appeals keeps couples apart: Reasonable Doubt

It can take years for the Immigration Appeal Division to look at appealing foreign spousal sponsorship cases.

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March 26, 2018

Sorry, you might not be allowed to smoke pot in your condo

Some condo boards in Toronto are moving to ban marijuana smoke as legalization looms.

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March 22, 2018

Yonge Street store settles complaint over sale of racist Native Halloween costumes

Spirit Halloween has settled a complaint filed with the HRTO alleging some of its Aboriginal-themed costumes promote hyper-sexualized and racist views of Indigenous women.

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March 15, 2018

Understanding Ontario's new residential lease: Reasonable Doubt

Starting April 30, landlords and tenants will be required to use the standard lease template.

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March 12, 2018

Sponsoring a foreign spouse to Canada: Reasonable Doubt

Anything but the most traditional of relationships often face scrutiny from immigration officers: NOW Magazine's Reasonable Doubt column.

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February 22, 2018

#MeToo disrupts Canada's precarious democracy: Reasonable Doubt

This columnist asks, where do we turn if our institutions fail to keep us safe?

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February 06, 2018