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Clayton Ruby, Ruby Shiller Enenajor DiGiuseppe Barristers
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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]

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]

Coalition of provincial gaming corporations calls on Canada to tackle illegal online gambling

Thursday, August 04, 2022 @ 4:42 PM

Five provincial gaming corporations are calling on the federal government to continue working with “provinces and regulators to protect Canadians from the misleading advertising and operation of illegal gambling websites within Canada,” the coalition announced on Aug. 4. ... [read more]

Alberta sets up website to inform public about benefits of possible provincial police service

Thursday, August 04, 2022 @ 4:03 PM

The Alberta government has set up a new website to provide the public with information about the opportunities it says a new provincial police service could bring, including improved civilian oversight, more front-line police officers and better service levels across the province. ... [read more]