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Marie Corbett News Article

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Marie Corbett has been called upon for speaking engagements and to weigh in on politics, as well as in recognition of various awards and she been featured in the press on numerous occasions to discuss her novels.

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For Immediate Release

COMING OF AGE IN THE 1960s  

                 

A woman’s determination to be a lawyer in the pre-feminist era of free love and illegal abortion 

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WOMEN'S LAW REFORM

1973, January 5th, Globe and Mail, Mary Kate Rowan, M.C. Corbett, Esq. unmasked ; women join Empire Club

1973, January 6th, Globe and Mail, Have some Madeira , my dear

1973, Globe and Mail, Kathleen Rex, Ontario’s status council unhappy with pace of property law reform

1973, January 4th, Toronto Star, Mary Kate Rowan, M.C. Corbett Esq. drops clever guise at the Empire Club

1973, January 5th, Toronto Star, First female in empire club urges women to speak out

1973-5, January 24th, Barrie Banner, Donna Douglas, Women should make own choice

1973, January 29th, Globe and Mail, Kathleen Rex, Female lawyer cites case study: Women’s conference told law firms biased

1973, January 29th, Vancouver Sun, Law firms admit discrimination

1973, September 27th, Toronto Globe, Kathleen Rex, Laura Sabia will ‘kick shins’ in new Ontario advisory job

1973, Ottawa Citizen Updated, Sarah Henry, Property rights : Women are told it’s up to them

1974, January 18th, Globe and Mail, Kathleen Rex, Law Student lost job for wearing pant suit, women’s council told

1974, February 21, Toronto Sun, Joan Sutton, Women Demand law reform

1974, February 25th, Gazette, Lawyers argument: women penalized for being married?

1974, March 5th, Windsor Star, Women’s Council attacks banks in battle for equal rights

1974, March 15th, Windsor Ontarion, Tony Wanless, Image of Presentation by Marie Corbett to the members of the Ontario Status of Women Council and audience

1974, August 14th, Globe and Mail, Couple’s choice to share or not in proposed law

1974, November, Toronto, Gretchin White, The new business of marriage

1974, October 15th, London Free Press, Lawyer complains to OMB that city won’t provide papers

1975, March 4th, The Windsor Star, Susan Van Kuren, Old image of OMB fading

1975, May 19th, Toronto Star, Woman lawyer, 31, on her way to the top

1980, July 26th, Toronto Star, Young achievers well pleased with progress

1981, April 10th, Globe and Mail, 3 named to panel on Cayuga waste site

1982, May 1st, Toronto Star, Stasia Evasuk, Panel to help women understand pensions

1982, May , Ad Valorem, New chapter could open a pandora’s box of pension issues

Hamilton Spectator, Linda Jacobs, Women urged to fight for pension reform

1983, July 6th, Globe and Mail, Panel appointed to advise Norton

1986, October 1st, Evening Telegram, Newfoundlander installed as federal judge

1993, April 30th, Lawyers Weekly, Stamp honours woman judge

1993, May 10th, Toronto Sun, Licia Corbella, Family first for judge

1994, October 20th, Daily Life, Shirley Lessard, Elderly women poorest in society

CIVIL CASES

1982, January/February, Benefits Canada, Marie Corbett, How Saskatchewan’s pension legislation affects the rest of us

1983, July 6th, The Globe, Panel appointed to advise Norton

1984, April, Benefits Canada, Another plea for uniformity

1984, May, Pensions and Benefits, Same pension laws cross-Canada demanded

1988, March 5, Globe and Mail, Thomas Claridge, Judge cites falling IQ of four-year-old boy in awarding custody

1987, November 26, Globe and Mail, Acquittal of two hospitals on waste charges is upheld

1987, Toronto Star, Wendy Darroch, Father loses custody after being convicted of whipping children

1989, September 13, Globe and Mail, Bud Jorgensen, Ontario’s homegrown securities imbroglio

1990, February, Toronto Life, David Olive, The Eviction

1990, June 5th, Globe and Mail, Judge awards rent rebates to 57 tenants

1990, September 14, The Lawyers Weekly, Cristin Schmitz, Mum hates dad, but it’s no reason to end her custody

1991, September 13, Globe and Mail,Thomas Claridge, Judge backs Subway Elvis

circa 1991, Jane Gadd, Subway Elvis bursts into courtroom song
Case went to Supreme Court of Canada and was upheld

1993, February 22 – 28, Law Times, Jim Middlemiss, Action Alleging Sexual Abuse in Hollad can be Filed in Ont.

1993, March, The Lawyers Weekly, Cristin Schmitz, Judge slashes $27,000 from firm’s bill for family law work

1993, March 23rd, Toronto Star, Woman wins fight to slash divorce bill

1993, April 30, Lawyers Weekly, Stamp honours woman judge Helen Kinnear

1993, December 20 – 26, Judgment day

1994, February 10, Globe and Mail, Thomas Claridge, Man wins suit over back pain from car crash

1994, February 25, The Lawyers Weekly, Tom Onyshko, Labourer, 39, is awarded $60,000 for back injuries in first threshold case since Ont. C.A.trilogy

1994, June 3, The Lawyers Weekly, Monique Conrad, Daughter was previously abused by 12 others, Ont. dad is only partly liable for sex assault award

1996, February 9, Globe and Mail, Thomas Claridge, Judges accept welfare cuts by Tories

1996, March 29th, Lawyers Weekly, Jordan Furlong, Estate executors who are lawyers not held to higher standards : judge

1997, April 4th, Lawyers Weekly, Elizabeth Raymer, Specific performance no longer an automatic real estate remedy : judge

1997, April 4th, Lawyers Weekly, Cristin Schmitz, Courts can overrule final divorce settlements

1997, May 1, Globe and Mail, Thomas Claridge, Court upholds doctor’s dismissal

1998, November 27th, Lawyers Weekly, Bill Rogers, Independent spoliation tort rejected by Div. Ct.

CRIMINAL CASES

1987, December 2nd, Globe and Mail, Thomas Claridge, Couple found guilty of abusing infant girl

1987, Toronto Star, Wendy Darroch, Father loses custody after being convicted of whipping children

1988, February 13th, Toronto Star, Wendy Darroch, Parents jailed for beating newborn

1988, May , Toronto Star, Man made daughter, 9, sexual slave judge says

1988, July/August, The magazine of Toronto, Phillip Martin, Child abuse on trial

1988, Sept 14th, Globe and Mail, Donn Downey, Man is jailed for sexual assault

1989, July 19th, Toronto Sun, Tony Poland, Woman jailed in sister’s abuse

1989, July 19th, Globe and Mail, Jack Nagler, Woman gets prison term for abuse of younger sister

1989, July , Toronto Star, Wendy Darroch, Judge ‘reluctantly’ jails woman who was forced to assault sister

1989, December 31st, Miami Herald, Hockey Report

1990, April 24th, Toronto Star, Wendy Darroch, Consider castration for rapist, court told

1990, April 26th, Toronto Star, ‘Vicious’ attack brings 7-year term

1990, April 26th, Toronto Sun, Thug jailed in ‘vicious’ sex attack

1990, May 31st, Toronto Sun, Tony Poland, Rapist gone for good: likely to cause ‘evil’; judge

1991, May 14th, Toronto Sun, Tracey Nesdoly, Life for killing pal : Judge slams frightening use of firearms’ in Metro

1991, May 29th, Globe and Mail, Probation ordered for man after woman partly blinded

1991, June 26th, Globe and Mail, Jumped bail, sentenced to 8 years

1991, June 26th, Toronto Star, Gary Oakes, Fugitive driver gets 8-year term in fatal crash

1991, July 23rd, Globe and Mail, Gay Abbate & Mary Gooderham, Injured 3, driver given 2 and 1/2 – year term ; judge metes out tough sentence

1991, July 23rd, Toronto Star, Gary Oakes, First-time drunk driver jailed in crash

1991, July 25th, Toronto Star, Gary Oakes, ‘Absurd’ sentencing law needs fixing, judge says

1992, February 22nd, Toronto Star, Gary Oakes, Teen not guilty of murder in Scarborough man’s death

1992, May 20th, Toronto Star, Wendy Darroch, ‘Never forget me’ victim yells to rapist

1992, May 21st, Toronto Sun, Tracy Nesdoly, Sentence suspended in slashing

1992, May 22nd, Globe and Mail, Thomas Claridge, Chilean’s murder conviction overturned

1992, May 23rd, Toronto Sun, Bill Dunphy & Sam Pazzano, Hypnosis expert’s on the run

1992, June 22nd, Globe and Mail, G. Derrik Elkin, Youth, crime and the Fagin factor

1992, June 23rd, Toronto Star, Apartment ‘flip’ trial could drag on for years

1992, July 29th, Thomas Claridge, Anal intercourse provision ruled rights breached

1992, September 9th, Toronto Sun, Tracy Nesdoly, Grandpa jailed for sex with children

1992, October 31st, Toronto Star, Man, 29, gets life for fatally stabbing neighbour

1992, October, Canadian Lawyer, Michael Lewis, Jury System on Trial

1992, November 28th, Globe and Mail, Acquittal in shooting spurs attack

1993, April, Playboy, Forum Newsfront, What’s happening in the sexual and social arenas

1993, May 22nd, Toronto Star, John Duncanson, Jailed man cleared as noted psychologist has license revoked

1993, May 22nd, Toronto Sun, Sam Pazzano, Murder suspect acquitted

1993, July 7th, Globe and Mail, Addict freed after waiting eight months in jail for trial

1993, September 24th, Toronto Star, Gary Oakes, Bail-jumper arrested in U.S. over 4-death crash on QEW

1994, May 6th, Lawyers Weekly, Cristin Schmidtz, Crown must justify need to keep informant’s identity secret : judge

1994, May 15th, Toronto Star, Tracey Tyler, Crowns warned over flimsy cases

1994, August 2nd, Globe and Mail, Craig McInnes, Trying to fight back in the courtroom

1994, August 24th, Toronto Sun, Tracy Nesdoly, Judge has faith in system : Justice is blind

1994, August 29th – September 4, Law Times, Howard Solomon, Publicatiuon ban prevented Bernardo case from reaching O.J Simpson proportions : Greenspan

1994, September 9th, Lawyers Weekly, Tom Onyshko, Panelists probe pros, cons of letting TV cover court proceedings : CBA seminars moot merits of cameras in courts

1994, September 29th, Toronto Sun, Sam Pazzano, Assault case flip

1995, April 28th, Toronto Star, Gretchen Drummie, Pusher guilty in teen death

1995, June 9th, Globe and Mail, Drug dealer gets four years in girlfriend’s cocaine death

1995, August 4th, Toronto Sun, Sam Pazzano, His Mom caught him : Abusive dad gets 2 years

1995, September 6th, Toronto Star, Bruce DeMara, Acquitted man to sue after four years in jail

1995, October 23rd – 29th, Law Times, Julius Melnitzer, Challenge for cause : Ontario Court of Appeal sidesteps issue

1995, December 9th, Toronto Star, Harold Levy, How a man was wrongly convicted of murder

1996, May 8th, Toronto Star, Gary Oakes, Man gets 7 years for ‘terrifying’ home invasion

1996, May 31st, Toronto Star, Gary Oakes,‘Unspeakable’ abuse of wife nets man five-year sentence

1996, May 31st, Toronto Sun, Gretchen Drummie, Sadist given 9 years in jail ; Tried to force wife into sex with dog

1996, August 19th, The Globe, Thomas Claridge, Judge strikes down law against being in car with gun

1997, January 28th, Toronto Sun, Sam Pazzano, Crackhead killer gets life

1997, May 21st, The Globe, Thomas Claridge, Appeal court clears jailed man of criminal negligence in death

1998, July 15th, Toronto Star, Theresa Ebden, Nurse released from jail to cheers

1998, July 15th, Toronto Sun, Dick Chapman, Applause for baby murder suspect

1998, July 16th, Toronto Sun, Gretchen Drummie, Doc guilty in attack

1998, July 17th, Toronto Sun, Dick Chapman, Press ban lifted on nurse’s bail

1998, November 26th, Toronto Sun, Sam Pazzano, Nanny killer pleads guilty

1998, November 26th, Toronto Star, Wendy Darroch, Man pleads guilty in nanny’s rape, murder

1999, March 28th, Law Times, Marie Corbett, The Ewanchuk debate : A retired judge responds

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