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Police chief’s security protocol at HQ allowed under role as occupier, court rules
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Earl Cherniak, a partner at Lerners LLP and counsel for the appellant, said the decision ultimately turned on whether the repeal of the Public Works Protection Act ‘affected the right of the Chief as occupier to control entry to the premises based on what he saw as a perceived danger.’

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 @ 9:18 AM

The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that the screening process at police headquarters put in place by Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders for security purposes was a “reasonable measure” and an exercise of his “common law powers as an occupier.” ... [read more]

Securities regulators looking to change rules on business reporting, investment fund regulation Fraser McDonald, Allen McDonald Swartz LLP

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 @ 10:52 AM

The umbrella group for Canada’s securities regulators is seeking public input on several proposed changes to its requirements on business acquisition reporting and its proposals to reduce the regulatory burden on investment funds. ... [read more]

Federal courts to launch procedural bijuralism pilot project Paul Crampton

Monday, September 16, 2019 @ 12:22 PM

Last Updated: Monday, September 16, 2019 @ 1:45 PM

An ambitious pilot project to be implemented this fall by the federal courts that will allow for the application of the Quebec Code of Civil Procedure is being lauded by Quebec practitioners as a welcome initiative that may prompt more of them to avail themselves of the federal judicial bodies. ... [read more]

Appeal Court upholds Quebec Superior Court’s civil jurisdiction under Constitution

Monday, September 16, 2019 @ 11:58 AM

Quebec’s 157 federally appointed Superior Court judges could find themselves with more cases on their rolls following a recent ruling by the province’s Court of Appeal. ... [read more]

Shifting culture of human rights in province focus of new B.C. commissioner B.C. Human Rights Commissioner Kasari Govender

Monday, September 16, 2019 @ 9:32 AM

British Columbia’s newly minted human rights commissioner says she hopes to change people’s “hearts and minds” as she hits the ground running as the first person to take the office in 17 years. ... [read more]