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As Warren Buffet once said, don't ask a barber if you need a haircut. As Charlie Munger once said, don't try and cut your own hair. Its a funny reminder that asking a lawyer if you need legal help is like asking a barber if you need a haircut. You might not need a haircut but that does not mea...Read More


Access to Justice

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I had a conversation lately with Canadian Lawyer Magazine about why legal costs for correcting insurer errors should be paid by the insurer. If a Court or Commission orders something other than the reimbursement of a claimants' legal costs, it is a barrier to accessing justice because it imposes t...Read More


Ride Sharing

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A tip of the hat to the Government of Saskatchewan.  This summer, I asked for consideration of ride sharing service like UBER (like them or not) to give impaired potential drivers a convenient alternative to getting behind the wheel.  Today, it looks like we are one step closer to safer road...Read More


Recently, SGI sued a couple bars that sold drinks to an impaired driver that tragically killed a family. Suing the bar that sold the drinks to the drunk driver has been permitted in Canada for over 20 years, but it's new for SGI in Saskatchewan. In my interview today with CBC, I explained how ther...Read More



Posted by: Jon

I was asked by the Saskatoon Community Foundation to write a piece on how the Gordie Howe Endowment Fund for Alzheimer’s Research came to be.  I suppose it’s both an honour and a blessing to be able to tell you how I had a small part in making it happen.   My involvement in philanthro...Read More

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