The Legal Saga of Toronto’s Mayor: Rob Ford’s Conflict of Interest Case Explained

Rob Ford, Toronto’s controversial mayor, is currently involved in a legal battle that could result in him losing his job. The legal saga began roughly three years ago in February of 2010, when Mr. Ford sent out donation requests for his football foundation to official city lobbyists using official city letterhead. Toronto’s integrity commissioner found…

The Supreme Court of Canada Combats Cyber-Bullying

In September of 2012, Canada’s top court, the Supreme Court of Canada, struck a blow to cyber-bullies in a case called AB v Bragg Communications Inc, 2012 SCC 46. Background The rise of social media platforms has had a drastic impact on the way people communicate. Facebook, the social media market leader, now has roughly…

Fake ID and the Law: Video

Ever wondered about the potential legal consequences for getting caught with fake or borrowed ID? Check out this video produced by the PLE Team.  Click here to watch the video! Learn about the law around fake IDs in Ontario.  Watch these three teens as they learn about the possible consequences for getting caught with fake or…

Teen Marriage: How Young is Too Young to be Legally Married?

Scenario: Hannah, 16, and her boyfriend Shawn, 17, have decided to get married! They have been dating since Grade 9 and can’t wait to start their lives together. Shawn’s family is completely supportive of their future union and all their friends think they will be together forever. There is only one problem: Hannah’s father, Joe.…