By Jacques Gallant Legal Affairs Reporter Wed., Feb. 20, 2019 Ontario’s legal regulator will create a gender-neutral room at Osgoode Hall where lawyers can network and change into their robes prior to appearing in court. The announcement by the Law Society of Ontario comes in the wake of a petition, started by Toronto lawyer Breanna Needham, that highlighted that the women’s robing room — known on some signs at the courthouse as the “Lady Barristers” room — had just 12 lockers, versus nearly 70 lockers and a lot more space on the men’s side. This despite the fact 43 per cent of lawyers in Ontario are women. “We’re working to create one dedicated gender-neutral space for all barristers to robe and network in what’s now the men’s robing room,” the law society said on Twitter Wednesday. “Modifications are needed to support personal privacy in the washrooms. Once complete the … [Read more...] about Lawyers will get gender-neutral robing room at Osgoode Hall following petition
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By Karon Liu Food Writer Tues., Feb. 19, 2019 My favourite dish of all time is a braised pork belly and lotus root stew that my grandmother made. Like most grandmothers, she never wrote down the recipe. After she died I kept a lookout for it at Chinese restaurants, hoping it would pop up on a menu. So far no luck. With the GTA rife with restaurants reflecting our diverse population, I had to believe I’m not the only one in this situation. There have to be other people like me, with favourite lesser known culinary gems that haven’t found their way on to menus, yet. So I sent a shout out to readers asking for dishes they enjoy at home and haven’t yet seen on a restaurant menu. The responses were overwhelming. Readers had me salivating at descriptions of Bajan flying fish and coucou (cornmeal and okra), Portuguese tripe and pig ear salad, Scottish clootie dumpling (dessert pudding), Thai yen ta fo (noodle soup in a tangy and spicy broth), Greek … [Read more...] about A taste of home: Readers share stories of dishes from their cultural or ethnic backgrounds that can’t be found in GTA restaurants
By Jacques Gallant Legal Affairs Reporter Mon., Feb. 11, 2019 At the Ontario Court of Appeal at Osgoode Hall, there are only 12 lockers for female lawyers who must change into their robes before appearing in court. There are about 70 lockers over on the men’s side, which has a lot more space and was once described in a legal publication as “opulent.” “What it says is that ‘We think your numbers will continue to be limited,’” lawyer Lori Anne Thomas said of the cramped quarters in the women’s robing room. “It says ‘We don’t expect growth.’” Yet numbers from the Law Society of Ontario, the province’s legal regulator, show that the profession is approaching a 50/50 split between male and female lawyers; about 57 per cent of lawyers are men and 43 per cent are women. With that in mind, a Change.org petition that has already gathered more than 500 signatures is calling on the … [Read more...] about Petition asks why Osgoode Hall’s cramped ‘Lady Barristers’ room has just 12 lockers, but the men get about 70
caption Your salad may be healthy, but it probably isn’t the safest option when it comes to food poisoning. source Shutterstock A deep knowledge of thousands of food poisoning cases across the US means that there are some things that Bill Marler just won’t order when he goes out to eat. With more than two decades working as a food-poisoning advocate and attorney, there are simply some things that Marler has cut out of his diet. Marler has won more than $600 million for clients in foodborne-illness cases – and has seen how restaurants are being forced to change to prevent more sicknesses. “Chain restaurants, post-Jack-in-the-Box, they went through a sort of rethinking about how they do stuff,” Marler said. Today, many of the biggest risks for food poisoning at chain restaurants come from an individual worker who “picked his nose then made your burrito,” Marler said. The action of a rogue restaurant worker can make a handful … [Read more...] about McDonald’s salads have been linked to a parasitic illness outbreak that has sickened more than 160 people. Here’s why this food-poisoning expert never orders salad in restaurants.
MANILA -- When actor Matteo Guidicelli is not busy taping for his scenes in the nightly drama fantasy series, “Bagani,” or attending to other important personal matters, he spends time hanging out in his family’s newly opened restaurant, Da Gianni. Da Gianni Cucina Italiana is the newest Italian restaurant south of Metro Manila at Westgate in Alabang, Muntinlupa. It is the second branch owned by the Guidicellis after Trattoria da Gianni, which opened in Cebu in 2016. “Our family is from Cebu,” Guidicelli shares. “I was born there, but my grandfather is from Venice.” Cebu eats: Dine like a Guidicelli at Trattoria da Gianni The young Guidicelli speaks fluent Cebuano, English, Tagalog and yes, Italian. The 28-year-old actor is, no doubt, the most prominent among the family. He is the eldest among the three children of Gianluca and Glenna Guidicelli. He has a sister, Giorgia, and their youngest is Paolo. Gianni is Guidicelli’s … [Read more...] about News New eats: After Cebu, Guidicellis open Italian restaurant in Alabang