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Thom Harrison
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Lawyer, teacher, lifelong learner.
Lawyer, teacher, lifelong learner.

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Check out my new blog, which counts down the top ethical and professional issues in Canadian law in the last year.  From law school accreditation, lawyer incivility, judicial appointments and discipline, and much more, I conclude that a lot happened in 2017, and suggest a few hints about what might be important in the New Year.
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December 11 is actually an official holiday in Canada, celebrating the passage of an act which, though few now recall, is considered by some to be the country's forgotten "Declaration of Independence". My bit on the important role of this legislation, excerpted in this week's Pembroke Daily Observer.
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For Remembrance Day I wrote about Canada's oft forgotten veterans of the Spanish Civil War from 1936 - 1939.  Dubbed 'premature fascists' and criminalized by their own government, these men and women, one of who was my own great Uncle, deserve to be better acknowledged.
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My latest blog post is a personal reflection, written on Canadian Thanksgiving, about my path through life and to the law.  Spoiler, my advice is to use your experience to find your own wisdom.  Happy Holiday!  
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Some thoughts on points raised in the recent debate to change the name of the 'Law Society of Upper Canada'.  I supported the change, and look forward to the modernization of Ontario's legal service regulator.   
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Check out my latest post in celebration of #StarTrekDay on September 8.  Law is rooted in the past, but it looks forward too. In my blog, I look at the relationship between law and science fiction, as highlighted by a couple of popular episodes from the shows that prominently feature legal issues and lawyers.  
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My latest post looks at the power of Chief Justices to schedule and assign and discusses the recent intervention decisions of the Supreme Court in upcoming litigation involving Trinity Western University's Law School.
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My latest blog describes an address by author, journalist and 94 year old WWII veteran Harry Leslie Smith to a small audience in Picton.  His message has received world-wide attention, and has caught the ear of some important people, like British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.  Some of his thoughts about politics and social policy, and his warning to Canadians, are highlighted in this post.
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My latest blog post is a reflection of the process of judicial decision-making and comparisons to the famous analogy of Schrodinger's Cat.
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Check out my latest blog post that looks at a recent Alberta Court of Appeal decision, and the implications of some critical comments by one judge, dealing with precedent and judicial authority for assigning cases in Canadian law. 
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