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Court grants appointment of counsel to deal with ‘novel’ ground of appeal in fraud case
Bryan Badali, Brauti Thorning LLP
Bryan Badali, a partner at Brauti Thorning LLP and counsel for the applicant, said, with respect to this application in particular, ‘the most important component was being able to point to a ground of appeal that was, in some respects, novel and had not been the subject of any significant litigation, certainly no significant appellate litigation.’

Friday, January 21, 2022 @ 2:39 PM

The Ontario Court of Appeal has allowed an application for appointment of counsel in a decision that highlights how advancing a novel or complex ground of appeal is “an important element in persuading the court that the appointment of private counsel is in the interest of justice,” a lawyer involved in the case said. ... [read more]

Ottawa signs memorandum of understanding with B.C., First Nations on justice strategy Subscriber only content Federal Justice Minister and Attorney General David Lametti

Friday, January 21, 2022 @ 2:41 PM

The federal government has joined with British Columbia and the B.C. First Nations Justice Council (BCFNJC) to sign a tripartite memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support the implementation of the B.C. First Nations Justice Strategy, as well as provided funding to support Indigenous justice centres in the province. ... [read more]

Ottawa signs MOU to transfer residential school documents to Centre for Truth and Reconciliation Subscriber only content Marc Miller

Friday, January 21, 2022 @ 2:27 PM

Canada has signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) to facilitate the transfer of documents detailing the history and administration of residential schools in furtherance of the mutual goal of creating  a national archive on residential schools. ... [read more]

Court’s ruling on B.C. river puts ‘a pretty heavy obligation’ on Crown: lawyer for First Nations Maegen Giltrow, Ratcliff LLP

Friday, January 21, 2022 @ 9:50 AM

A B.C. judge has rejected a bid by two First Nations to change the flow of a river to help rebuild fishing stocks devastated by the construction of a dam in the 1950s but has also cautioned that his ruling does not mean that non-governmental parties can never be held liable for claims founded on Aboriginal interests. ... [read more]

Ontario invests over $1 million to grant program to fight cybercrime Subscriber only content

Thursday, January 20, 2022 @ 4:48 PM

On Jan. 20, the Ontario government announced an investment of “approximately $1.7 million over two years in the Safer and Vital Communities (SVC) Grant Program” in an effort to fight to cybercrime. ... [read more]