Day: February 9, 2017

Lawyers Weekly

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lawyersweeklyBy Melanie Hodges Neufeld

The February 10th edition of Lawyers Weekly digital edition is now available via the Members’ Section of the Law Society website. Articles in this issue include:

  • C. limits on election ads don’t violate Charter, top court rules
  • SCC benefits ruling seen as consumer win
  • ADR: Streamlining the ICC rules
  • Health Law: Regulating cannabis
  • Business & Careers: A focused approach


Office of the Residential Tenancies Decisions on CanLII

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By Alan Kilpatrick

In exciting news, the Saskatchewan Office of Residential Tenancies (ORT), the department that provides information about renting for tenants and landlords, recently announced it has made almost 500 hearing decisions from the past three years freely available on CanLII.  You can find these decisions online here.

This is good news for lawyers, landlords, and tenants alike.  Previously, ORT hearing decisions were difficult to access as they could only be accessed in person at the ORT office.  The ORT explained that the move was undertaken to ensure that the ORT remains transparent and accountable to the public and to help improve access to justice.

You can check out the Government news release for additional information.