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Cabinet shuffle: Lametti stays at Justice; Mendicino moved to Public Safety; Fraser gets Immigration
Marco Mendicino
Former federal Crown Marco Mendicino has been moved from his Immigration Department cabinet portfolio to lead Public Safety Canada.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 @ 12:42 PM

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 @ 2:07 PM

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]

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]

LSO kicks off sixth annual A2J Week with sunrise ceremony at Osgoode Hall (L-R) Myeengun Henry and Teresa Donnelly

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 @ 11:08 AM

On Oct. 25, the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) launched the sixth annual Access to Justice (A2J) Week by hosting a sunrise ceremony performed by Indigenous Elder Myeengun Henry. ... [read more]

Manitoba public health orders ‘necessary, reasonable and justified’: chief justice holds Manitoba’s Court of Queen’s Bench Chief Justice Glenn Joyal

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 @ 9:41 AM

The chief justice of Manitoba’s Court of Queen’s Bench has upheld the constitutionality of a number of public health orders (PHOs) borne out of the province’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, writing the factual underpinnings for managing a pandemic are rooted in predominantly scientific and medical matters which fall outside the expertise of courts. ... [read more]

New legislation updates rules for B.C. not-for-profit corporations Subscriber only content David Wotherspoon, Dentons

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 @ 9:31 AM

The B.C. legislature has passed legislation which will update and improve the framework on the governance of not-for-profits in the province. ... [read more]