We live in a democracy, a system by which a society governs itself through its elected representatives. This is how citizens participate, albeit indirectly, in making decisions that affect them and which become law.
Articles written by: Joyce Blond Frank
As the year nears its end, I am in the habit of making New Year’s resolutions and I have been thinking of a few I would like to share.
It has been scientifically shown that many animals are cognitively and emotionally advanced, self-aware, experience pleasure and pain, and can remember and choose.
A person who is hurt by the wrongful conduct of someone else and suffers physical, emotional or financial harm may want to sue for damages.
Getting sick on vacation without private insurance can lead to all kinds of trouble. Understandably, Quebec doesn’t want to subsidize health care obtained outside the province. Getting reimbursement for such care is exceptional and subject to specific conditions found in the Health Insurance Act. To benefit from coverage you must […]
Unlike the social and legal situation of parents and children in the past, today mothers and fathers have the same rights and obligations with regard to their children. The rights of parental authority and the obligations to maintain, support and educate belong equally to each. The law tries to keep […]
Why do I expect a phone call from my children on Mother’s Day? Why did I always feel a duty to call my own mother? Where’s the law creating this obligation? Well, there isn’t one, at least not here in Canada. The early Romans worshipped the goddess Cybèle as the […]
By Peter Wheeland If you think you’re seeing a lot more people over 50 in the Canadian workforce these days, it’s no mirage. Baby boomers are still having a major impact on the economy, the most significant of which is the rapid growth in the number of people working well […]
Spring is the season of hope and optimism. Some look for the first crocus leaf, some fall in love or start looking for a new home, others decide to retire. I’m in the last category. April 1, instead of being a practicing attorney I became a member of the bar […]