July 29, 2020 – 1:14 PM – FOLA’s Weekly Update

Please find attached, a copy of FOLA’s weekly Sector Call Report.  It is also available online here.  Please circulate with your members.

And a couple of important reminders:

Please note that the Court of Appeal currently has a Call for Submissions on the Report of the Discount rate Sub-committee of the Civil Rules Committee.  The deadline is July 31th and submissions should be no more than 5 pages.  FOLA’s submission, which you can read here, has been sent in and if you are interested in preparing one of your own, it should be sent to Falguni Debnath, Senior Legal Officer c/o Victoria Anderson at Victoria.Anderson@ontario.ca.

Also, in an effort to update the Libel and Slander Act, MAG is currently seeking comments on the Law Commission of Ontario’s report entitled “Defamation Law in the Internet Age”.  FOLA has presented MAG with our submission (which you can read here) but if you are planning on submitting your own, you should direct it to Amanda Iarusso, Director of Policy and Legal Affairs, AMG, at amanda.iarusso@ontario.ca by August 1st 2020.

Both reports are mentioned and hyperlinked in the attached Report.

Katie W. Robinette

Executive Director


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