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Consultation in fisheries case requires meaningful two-way dialogue: Federal Court of Appeal
Lisa Glowacki
Lisa Glowacki, Ratcliff & Company LLP, said the decision recognizes how important fishing rights are to First Nations, especially in B.C. where historically they have relied heavily on the fisheries.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 @ 9:29 AM

The Federal Court of Appeal has overturned a decision denying a B.C. First Nation’s attempt to get its allocation of sockeye salmon substantially increased, saying a lower court misinterpreted its request and incorrectly found the government’s need to engage with the nation was on the lower end of the consultation spectrum. ... [read more]

Negligent parenting allegation does not trigger auto insurance coverage, court rules

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 @ 12:17 PM

An Ontario court has struck a “mortal blow” to negligent parenting allegations being used in auto insurance claims where there is no link to operation of the vehicle, says a lawyer. The Aug. 14 Ontario Appeal Court decision in Hunt v. Peel Mutual Insurance Company 2019 ONCA 656 involves an appellant’s unsuccessful attempt to have his girlfriend’s insurance company defend him against a lawsuit by his daughter ... [read more]

Some bar groups leery of top judge’s idea that appellate nominees face public scrutiny Subscriber only content Richard Wagner

Monday, August 19, 2019 @ 9:42 AM

Chief Justice of Canada Richard Wagner believes introducing appellate court nominees to the public would bolster confidence in the judiciary — but he’s not advocating any particular method of doing so, his office tells The Lawyer’s Daily. ... [read more]