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BLG lawyer asks LPAT to consider denying full right to appeal urban development decision

In today’s latest development of the case of Ottawa homeowner appellant Dr. Hadi Salmasian [see: “OCLA supports opponents of Ontario’s vague and unfair planning law”], a lawyer from the BLG law firm representing the developer has asked the Local Planning … Continue reading

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OCLA supports opponents of Ontario’s vague and unfair planning law

The Ontario Civil Liberties Association (OCLA) sides with Ottawa residents who are challenging the constitutionality of the so-called “minor variance” bylaw-variance provision of Ontario’s Planning Act. Dr. Hadi Salmasian’s constitutional challenge of section 45(1) of the Planning Act, his challenge … Continue reading

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Report from the Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS) 2015

I had the good fortune of attending the CELS 2015 in St. Louis, MO last week (Oct. 29-31). This was for my PhD research, not for the OCLA. However, as the research presented at the conference is of interest to … Continue reading

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Free Speech for Candidates

I was an in-studio guest yesterday on CBC Radio’s call-in show “Ontario Today”, hosted by Rita Celli. The title of the show was “Canning candidates: Is it good for democracy?” and the topic was the expulsion of candidates by the … Continue reading

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Update About Dr. Alex Nataros

Dr. Alex Nataros spoke at a public event hosted by the OCLA last May about whistleblowing in the medical system. Fortunately, Dr. Nataros he has been allowed back to work at St. Mary’s Hospital in Montreal. Here is an update on his … Continue reading

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