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Reforms urged to reduce Federal Court’s ‘arbitrary’ dismissal of refugee claims
Sean Rehaag
Osgoode Hall Law School professor Sean Rehaag’s analysis of the Federal Court’s decisions on applications for leave to judicially review rejected refugee claims indicates that outcomes depend too much on which judge decides.

Friday, September 21, 2018 @ 6:21 PM

The Federal Court says it will “closely study” recommendations to reform its practices in refugee cases, following another recent study which indicates that the outcome of life-and-death refugee claims in Canada too often depends on “the luck of the draw” — i.e. which judge happens to be randomly assigned to a failed refugee claimant’s application for judicial review. ... [read more]

Ontario faces ‘uphill battle’ in fight against carbon tax: experts Eric Adams, University of Alberta Faculty of Law

Friday, September 21, 2018 @ 3:53 PM

The Ontario government has followed Saskatchewan’s lead in bringing a challenge to its provincial Court of Appeal on the federal government’s carbon tax, arguing the scheme is not within Ottawa’s powers to do so. But constitutional and tax experts are saying both provinces will most likely have a difficult time convincing courts to rule against Ottawa. ... [read more]

Class action against securities dealer’s accountant bound for SCC, lawyer says Subscriber only content Daniel_Bach_sm

Friday, September 21, 2018 @ 8:39 AM

A class action against a defunct securities dealer that lost more than $10 million in investments is headed to Canada’s top court after Ontario’s Appeal Court tossed a “duty of care” claim against the dealer’s accountant, says a lawyer involved. ... [read more]