December 29, 2022

Renovate the Public Hearing Project: Pre-Development Public Engagement & Legal Reforms to Support Housing Supply

Overview Provincial legislation requires local governments to hold a public hearing as part of the process to adopt or change a bylaw regulating the use of land. These public hearings give people a forum to air their views on the proposed bylaw, allowing local governments to gauge the public’s concerns Read more…

September 21, 2022

Reconciling Crown Legal Frameworks

August 17, 2022

Artificial Intelligence and Civil Liability Project

Overview The goal of the Artificial Intelligence and Civil Liability Project is to determine how the rules of tort law need to adapt to respond to harm to persons and property caused by autonomous artificial intelligence (AI) systems. The project sets out to answer: Who is, or should be, liable Read more…

March 9, 2022

Supporting Vulnerable Victims and Witnesses

Overview Crown Counsel are the lawyers who prosecute criminal offences on behalf of society. In this role, Crown Counsel make decisions about if and how to proceed in criminal cases of elder abuse and abuse of vulnerable adults. When prosecution is the best solution, it is not always pursued due Read more…

February 14, 2022

Gender Diversity in Legal Writing: Pronouns, Honorifics, and Gender-Inclusive Techniques

Overview Like the law, language and styles of writing evolve over time to meet the needs of new generations. One such shift is towards language that reflects a modern understanding of gender and gender identity. Inclusivity can no longer be limited to masculine and feminine but must be extended to Read more…