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Courts’ hiding their COVID-19 vaccination policies legally flawed, against public interest: experts
Amy Salyzyn, University of Ottawa.
University of Ottawa law professor Amy Salyzyn, an expert on legal ethics, says the public should get ‘all available and material information’ about health risks at a courthouse, including information on the judiciary’s COVID-19 vaccination status.

Friday, September 24, 2021 @ 12:56 PM

Experts are rejecting as legally flawed, and contrary to the public interest, an argument that a few Canadian chief justices are making to justify not revealing how many of their court’s judges are vaccinated for COVID-19 and what — if any — mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies their courts have in place. ... [read more]

Courts may vary sealing orders & publication bans after merits of underlying case are decided: SCC Subscriber only content Supreme Court Justice Nicholas Kasirer

Friday, September 24, 2021 @ 5:46 PM

The Supreme Court of Canada has shed new light on the operation of the doctrine of functus officio in a judgment which unanimously recognizes that a court has the continuing supervisory authority to lift or otherwise vary sealing orders and publication bans, even after the merits of the underlying case have been finally determined. ... [read more]

Capacity limits eased for select settings where proof of vaccination required, Ontario announces

Friday, September 24, 2021 @ 4:00 PM

On Sept. 24, the Ontario government announced that capacity limits for “select indoor and outdoor settings where proof of vaccination is required” would be “cautiously” eased due to stable public health indicators. According to a government release, capacity limits will be increased effective Sept. 25 at 12:01 a.m. ... [read more]

Filing of French documents available in all Ontario courthouses by February, AG announces Doug Downey, Attorney General of Ontario

Friday, September 24, 2021 @ 3:52 PM

On Sept. 24, Ontario’s Ministry of the Attorney General announced that document filing in French will be possible at all courthouses across the province. ... [read more]

Consider access, indemnification issues when leasing condos for solar use, report says Subscriber only content

Friday, September 24, 2021 @ 9:41 AM

With the growing popularity of renewable energy as a means of weaning society off fossil fuels, people across the country are turning to solar power to meet their needs and ensure a cleaner environment. But unlike someone who owns a single family home, condo dwellers need to be aware that they have extra hoops to jump through in order for them to take this step. ... [read more]