Thanks, it's good to know a little historical background on what changed.
I was just looking around for some answers just earlier and stumbled across some websites about courses on conversions of [foreign] law degree if the graduate wishes to practice law in Canada. If this is already true, then I must go through another year doing conversion before becoming a professional practising lawyer.
However, if there is an alternative to that, I might save a year's time to develop necessary skills professionally. This is, eventually, the answer I'm seeking to validate. Anyone?