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Courts must balance ‘between certainty and transparency,’ says Binnie at online event
Ian Binnie, Lenczner Slaght LLP
In his keynote address Ian Binnie noted that ‘judges who dissent often feel that they are appealing to the future. That courts will eventually be filled with bright judges who will see that their dissent is correct.’

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 @ 9:28 AM

In a keynote address on dissent in Canada’s appeal courts, former Supreme Court jurist Ian Binnie said he sees “dissent, essentially, as a management problem for the court.” “Every court,” he said, “has to try to get a balance between certainty and transparency.” ... [read more]

Anti-trafficking laws doing more harm than good for migrant sex workers, report says

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 @ 9:35 AM

A recently released report from several legal and labour experts is saying that Canada’s anti-trafficking laws, which are ostensibly aimed at protecting migrant sex workers, is having the opposite effect to what was intended and has left sex workers more open to exploitation. ... [read more]

Alberta votes in favour of equalization, no on year-round daylight savings Subscriber only content Alberta Premier Jason Kenney

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 @ 9:33 AM

Alberta has voted in support of removing the principle of equalization from the Constitution but has given the thumbs downs to year-round daylight time. The two referendums were held in conjunction with the Oct. 18 municipal elections, with final results released Oct. 26. ... [read more]

Ontario Court of Appeal resuming in-person hearings

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 @ 3:51 PM

On Oct. 26, the Ontario Court of Appeal announced that it would resume hearing in-person appeals starting Nov. 8. “The Court will begin hearing criminal appeals and panel motions in person on November 8 and will begin hearing civil appeals and panel motions in person on November 15,” the announcement explained, noting that “inmate appeals, single-judge motions, purge court, and status court will continue to be heard remotely until further notice.” ... [read more]

Cabinet shuffle: Lametti stays at Justice; Mendicino moved to Public Safety; Fraser gets Immigration Subscriber only content Marco Mendicino

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 @ 12:42 PM

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The new gender-balanced 39-minister federal Liberal cabinet keeps McGill law professor David Lametti as Justice minister, but moves ex-federal prosecutor Marco Mendicino to lead Public Safety Canada, and replaces Mendicino as Immigration minister with Nova Scotia MP Sean Fraser, an ex-commercial litigator with a track record of international law and human rights work. ... [read more]