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Federal justice agenda features bills which died in last Parliament, many Liberal election pledges
Canadian Bar Association president Stephen Rotstein
Canadian Bar Association president Stephen Rotstein said his group will press the government to modernize the federal courts; diversify the benches; recognize Indigenous legal orders; and enhance access to justice and legal aid funding.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 @ 4:35 PM

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 21, 2021 @ 5:42 PM

The justice agenda of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s newly elected minority Liberal government is expected to include some justice-related bills that died in the 43rd Parliament — pushing forward with judicial discipline reforms, as well as a ban on so-called “conversion therapy,” for example — along with legislative measures to deliver on the party’s many campaign pledges. ... [read more]

COVID-19 ‘remains an emergency,’ Ford says ahead of vaccine certificate deadline Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 @ 3:20 PM

Ontario Premier Doug Ford issued a statement the day before step one of the province’s proof of vaccination policy comes into effect urging people to get their COVID-19 shots and stressing that the virus “doesn’t care about partisanship or politics.” ... [read more]

Minister’s decision to dismiss applications to French-language schools ‘reasonable,’ court rules

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 @ 8:50 AM

The Northwest Territories Court of Appeal has restored decisions made by the minister of education, culture and employment to not allow several families to send their children to French-language schools as they did not qualify under s. 23 of the Charter. ... [read more]

Judges on New Brunswick Appeal Court, Queen’s Bench all vaccinated

Monday, September 20, 2021 @ 2:45 PM

All judges on both New Brunswick’s Appeal Court and Queen’s Bench have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 — no mandatory policies needed. Officials with the courts recently confirmed that all eight on the Court of Appeal of New Brunswick and the 33 on the Court of Queen’s Bench have received their full round of shots. ... [read more]

B.C.’s new automobile insurance model puts crash victims at a disadvantage, lawyers say Subscriber only content Ron Nairne, Sager Nairne LLP

Monday, September 20, 2021 @ 1:31 PM

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 21, 2021 @ 12:29 PM

Lawyers in British Columbia are saying the province’s no-fault automobile insurance system, which came into effect earlier this year, has left injury victims out in the cold because because it largely takes away the ability to sue and means that they may not get the compensation they are entitled to. ... [read more]