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Marg. Bruineman, Local Journalism Initiative

Marg. Bruineman is an award-winning journalist who spent a decade freelancing for a variety of national publications prior to joining BarrieToday. Her vast experience includes being founding editor of several regional magazines, copy editing and news writing, but her work inevitably takes her back to justice, reporting on broader issues such as privacy, digital data and the administration of justice, as well as covering important cases in the courtroom.

Recent Work by Marg.

Working from home may not appeal to all employers when pandemic ends

Working from home may not appeal to all employers when pandemic ends

'In a lot of cases no one really stopped to put anything in writing as to what the terms of employment were regarding working from home,' says lawyer
Patrick Brown wins lawsuit against insurer for libel coverage over tell-all book

Patrick Brown wins lawsuit against insurer for libel coverage over tell-all book

After Brown’s book was published, longtime Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli, who now serves as the provincial economic development minister, launched a defamation suit for 'a vicious and petulant attack on his character'
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Advocates seek privacy rights for foster kids after age 21 so they can get 'fresh start'

ONTARIO: Advocates seek privacy rights for foster kids after age 21 so they can get 'fresh start'

'This is really a question of human rights,' says former Barrie Crown ward Jane Kovarikova, Child Welfare Political Action Committee founder
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Former psychiatric patients testify about harmful impacts of experimental treatments

ONTARIO: Former psychiatric patients testify about harmful impacts of experimental treatments

New hearing will attach dollar figure to liability of two former Oak Ridge doctors and the Crown
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Lawyers for accused in human-trafficking case ask to be paid through seized funds

ONTARIO: Lawyers for accused in human-trafficking case ask to be paid through seized funds

'There’s a procedure available in the Criminal Code to permit counsel to make application to be paid from the seized money,' says defence lawyer
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Indigenous men recount altercation with OPP that sparked lawsuit <b>(VIDEO)</b>

ONTARIO: Indigenous men recount altercation with OPP that sparked lawsuit (VIDEO)

'There is no doubt in our minds that race played a major factor in why police decided to approach (the two men) in the first place,' says lawyer
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Lawsuit accuses Orillia OPP of attacking two Indigenous men, lying about it

ONTARIO: Lawsuit accuses Orillia OPP of attacking two Indigenous men, lying about it

The brothers accused officers of 'wrongfully racially profiling' during a 2018 altercation in Ramara Township
<b>ONTARIO:</b> 'Horrific' treatment of patients in Penetang went unchecked for decades, says lawyer

ONTARIO: 'Horrific' treatment of patients in Penetang went unchecked for decades, says lawyer

Between 1966 and 1983, patients experimented upon, degradated and humiliated, says lawyer heading up lawsuit
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Province, two psychiatrists found liable for 'experimental forms of therapy' in Penetang

ONTARIO: Province, two psychiatrists found liable for 'experimental forms of therapy' in Penetang

Patients were given LSD and locked in a room together naked, sometimes strapped to another patient at the former Oak Ridge facility
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Immunity from COVID lawsuits 'a real concern,' says lawyer

ONTARIO: Immunity from COVID lawsuits 'a real concern,' says lawyer

Lawyer behind class-action lawsuit against Sienna Living asks: 'On what basis would there be to give an entire industry immunity for negligence?'