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New College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants ‘true regulator with real clout,’ CEO says
John Murray
‘As a new organization with federal statutory authority, the college is a true regulator with real clout,’ John Murray, president and CEO of the College, told The Lawyer’s Daily.

Thursday, December 02, 2021 @ 12:51 PM

Canada’s recently launched College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants has “real clout,” the institution’s president and CEO said, emphasizing the regulator’s oversight powers in the consulting profession. A news release announcing the opening of the college, issued Nov. 23, noted that the college has “enhanced powers for licensing, oversight, investigation and enforcement of immigration and citizenship consultants in Canada and abroad.” ... [read more]

Ottawa seeks funding proposals for projects to help abused partners access family justice system Justice Minister David Lametti

Friday, December 03, 2021 @ 9:51 AM

Federal Justice Minister David Lametti is calling for proposals from legal clinics and lawyers’ and judges’ associations, among others, for up to $1 million a year to fund projects that assist victims of intimate partner violence to access and navigate the family justice system and that improve the justice system’s responses to domestic violence. ... [read more]

Supreme Court grants leave in ‘Surrey Six’ appeal Subscriber only content

Friday, December 03, 2021 @ 9:37 AM

The Supreme Court of Canada will soon be hearing arguments about the fairness of the proceedings for two men who had been convicted for their alleged involvement in a notorious gangland murder case in British Columbia. ... [read more]

Anti-tobacco groups hail Quebec Appeal Court decision upholding vaping legislation Subscriber only content

Thursday, December 02, 2021 @ 12:40 PM

The Quebec Court of Appeal has overturned parts of a lower court ruling that struck down certain provisions of the provincial Tobacco Control Act and upheld the constitutionality and right of the province to apply its tough and comprehensive tobacco legislation on e-cigarettes, including robust restrictions on vaping advertising. ... [read more]

Nova Scotia Judiciary discloses that all of its presiding judges are vaccinated Subscriber only content Jennifer Stairs, communications director for the Nova Scotia Judiciary.

Thursday, December 02, 2021 @ 12:31 PM

Just two months after refusing to disclose judges’ COVID-19 vaccination status due to a supposed risk of shaking public confidence, Nova Scotia’s Judiciary has now confirmed that judges presiding over the province’s three courts are fully vaccinated.   ... [read more]