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As Crystal Giesbrecht recently wrote in The Lawyer’s Daily, coercive control in situations of intimate partner abuse is often unidentified or misunderstood. While, as she noted, coercive control is not a criminal offence in Canada, that could change if MP Randall Garrison has his way. Last fall, he introduced a private member’s bill – Bill…

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In late June, the Law Society of Ontario released a consultation paper on the Family Legal Services Provider Licence, seeking input from stakeholders about the components of the licensing framework as well as contextual information to help determine “the effectiveness of the licence in addressing access to justice needs.” This paper is the result of…

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