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Supreme Court of Canada makes oral judgments from bench more transparent, accessible to public
Richard Wagner
Chief Justice of Canada Richard Wagner told the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery the Supreme Court of Canada ‘is always looking for more effective ways to ensure Canadians understand its judgments and its role in safeguarding the rule of law and our democracy.’

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 @ 3:48 PM

Responding to media requests to make its frequent oral judgments from the bench more accessible and transparent, the Supreme Court of Canada has rolled out a new communications process that quickly alerts the public to oral judgments — most of which previously languished in practical obscurity — and also makes available same-day video clips (with bilingual interpretation) of the judges’ oral rulings. ... [read more]

Appellate court orders new trial in case where conversion law may not apply to intangible property

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 @ 5:17 PM

The tort of conversion may not be applicable to intangible property, the Ontario Court of Appeal has found in a case concerning the sale of “books of business” by a broker. ... [read more]

Lawyer hopes tribunal decision on Indigenous mother will be viewed carefully in other jurisdictions Aleem Bharmal, Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS)

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 @ 1:00 PM

A woman in British Columbia has been awarded $150,000 after the province’s human rights tribunal ruled a child protection agency discriminated against her by basing her ability to parent on stereotypes about Indigenous single mothers and assumptions about her history of addiction and mental health issues. ... [read more]

Court finds inconsistency in consent versus non-opposition clauses in Ottawa property tax case

Monday, December 05, 2022 @ 5:42 PM

Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice has granted a motion for leave to appeal regarding procedural issues in an assessment review board’s decisions to value an Ottawa property at over $7 million. ... [read more]

B.C. homeowners are found in contempt of court for not removing seawalls on property

Monday, December 05, 2022 @ 5:30 PM

Owners of an island property have been found in contempt of court by the British Columbia Court of Appeal for failing to follow an order to remove seawalls on their property. The contempt application was granted due to the “extraordinary amount of time” that had elapsed, despite the lack of a time specification in the order. ... [read more]