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Court of Appeal decision ‘monumental victory’ for psychiatric patients: Toronto lawyer
Anita Szigeti, the president of the Law and Mental Disorder Association
‘This is a monumental victory for the 28 individual plaintiffs, but it’s also an extremely important judgment for all people with lived experience of mental health issues,’ said Toronto lawyer Anita Szigeti, the president of the Law and Mental Disorder Association.

Monday, August 08, 2022 @ 10:50 AM

An Ontario Court of Appeal judgment in favour of patients who underwent “degrading” and “inhumane” treatment while detained at a psychiatric facility is a victory for all people living with mental health issues, according to a Toronto lawyer. ... [read more]

B.C. Appeal Court ruling takes different approach to SCC test on unjust enrichment: lawyer

Monday, August 08, 2022 @ 1:58 PM

In denying a female appellant interest in a home she shared with her ex-husband and his parents, British Columbia’s Court of Appeal adopted a different approach to a Supreme Court of Canada test that determines unjust enrichment, suggests the lawyer who represented Gurinder Gill, the appellant in Gill v. Gill 2022 BCCA 264, released on July 29. ... [read more]

Temporary ban on handgun imports to be in place by mid-August, Ottawa says

Friday, August 05, 2022 @ 2:50 PM

The federal government is bringing in a temporary ban on the import of restricted handguns as part of its overall efforts to tackle gun violence. The ban, which was unveiled Aug. 5, means that individuals and businesses will no longer be able to import handguns into Canada, subject to narrow exceptions. The ban takes effect Aug. 19 and will last until a national handgun freeze, which was announced in May, comes into force. ... [read more]

Legislative provision in Alberta land use case has received almost no judicial consideration: judge

Friday, August 05, 2022 @ 12:47 PM

An Alberta judge has ruled against the Town of Canmore over its interpretation of what would constitute a park under the province’s municipal legislation. ... [read more]

Ruby remembered as ‘a tireless fighter for justice’ Clayton Ruby

Friday, August 05, 2022 @ 11:27 AM

Last Updated: Friday, August 05, 2022 @ 12:01 PM

When Brian Shiller was a law student at McGill University from 1986 to 1990, one of the cases on the curriculum was the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling, R. v. Morgentaler  [1976] 1 S.C.R. 616, in which the country’s top court rejected physician Henry Morgentaler’s first challenge of Canada’s prohibition of abortion. (Twelve years later, the same court released a landmark decision — R. v. Morgentaler [1988] 1 S.C.R. 30 — declaring the prohibition under the Criminal Code as unconstitutional.) ... [read more]