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Further sanctions against Iran ‘on the table,’ Deputy PM Freeland says
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland
Pictured: Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland.

Wednesday, October 05, 2022 @ 3:22 PM

Canada is exploring the possibility of imposing broader-based sanctions against the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) which support the “misogynist, repressive theocrats” of Iran, says Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland. “I do think we need to do more,” Freeland told reporters before entering the Liberal caucus meeting on Parliament Hill Oct. 5. ... [read more]

Federal Court rules claim in proposed class action against Amazon is subject to binding arbitration

Wednesday, October 05, 2022 @ 3:26 PM

A Federal Court judge has stayed a claim in a proposed class action against e-commerce giant Amazon after finding that a binding arbitration agreement is in place. ... [read more]

Quebec Appeal Court decision reiterates rules around legal personality, lawyer says Elisabeth Neelin

Wednesday, October 05, 2022 @ 12:32 PM

India’s official airline won a legal battle after an order allowing shareholders to seize millions of dollars held by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to enforce an unpaid US$111-million arbitral award against the country was lifted by the Quebec Court of Appeal in a decision that warned against “easy transposition” of common-law approaches to veil piercing, according to legal experts. ... [read more]

Board’s decision in farm taxation case was unreasonable, Alberta court rules in citing Vavilov

Tuesday, October 04, 2022 @ 5:15 PM

A municipal board’s “very sparse reasons in light of the record” have been overturned by the Court of Appeal of Alberta in a decision indicating that, following the Supreme Court of Canada’s landmark administrative law decision in Vavilov, courts may be keeping the bar higher for what will constitute adequate reasons. ... [read more]

Women jurists again outnumbered men in applying for Supreme Court of Canada’s Ontario vacancy Michelle O'Bonsawin

Tuesday, October 04, 2022 @ 3:18 PM

A dozen Ontario jurists, including eight women, applied to fill the Supreme Court of Canada vacancy created by Michael Moldaver’s retirement last month — marking just the second time female jurists have outnumbered male applicants. ... [read more]