Surrogacy – Erin Lepine Writes for the Law Times

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May 8, 2018
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Family and Fertility lawyer Erin Lepine has written an article for the latest issue of Law Times, called “Stop the commercialization of surrogacy”. The article discusses the push by Anthony Housefather, chair of the House of Commons justice committee, to decriminalize payment in surrogacy, egg donation and sperm donation arrangements in Canada. Erin argues that the commercialization of surrogacy would violate a number of core Canadian values.

Peter Cronyn Featured in Lawyers Daily Article – Part 1

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May 7, 2018
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Peter Cronyn was featured in a Lawyers Daily article this week, called “Wrongful impregnation of patients with fertility doctors’ own sperm raises novel criminal law questions, experts say”. It is the first in a two-part series. The piece looks at the legal implications of misconduct in fertility treatment, and discusses Dr Norman Barwin, the fertility doctor who is alleged to have inseminated patients with the wrong sperm, sometimes his own.

Michel Nolet Featured in Law Times Article

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May 3, 2018
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Indigenous lawyer Michel Nolet was recently featured in an article in the Law Times about the developing class action related to the “Indian hospitals”. These were operational in Canada between 1945 and 1981, and it is alleged that many Indigenous people suffered abuse and mistreatment at these institutions.

Lanise Hayes in the Law Times

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October 24, 2017
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Our very own Lanise Hayes was recently quoted in the Law Times article “Indian Act ‘paternalistic’ on will-making”. The article discussed Wills for Indigenous Canadians subject to the Indian Act who live on reserves.