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Supreme Court revamps determination of child’s ‘habitual residence’ in wrongful removal/retention cases under Hague Convention
Steven Bookman
Toronto family law lawyer Steven Bookman foresees more uncertainty, litigation and obstacles for parents abroad who are seeking their children’s return from Canada.

Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 10:11 AM

Last Updated: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 5:52 PM

The Supreme Court of Canada has revised how domestic courts determine a child’s “habitual residence” in a controversial move that some call “a step forward,” while others foresee more uncertainty, litigation and difficulty for parents abroad who are seeking the return of their children from Canada pursuant to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. ... [read more]

Environmental, First Nations authority over Trans Mountain pipeline unclear: legal experts Eugene Kung, West Coast Environmental Law

Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 11:54 AM

The Trans Mountain pipeline project has inflamed passions across the country, but nowhere more than in British Columbia. The provincial government has promised to do everything in its power to stop it, but legal experts are divided over whether it has the constitutional wherewithal to do so. ... [read more]

Court of Appeal ruling highlights perils of firms ‘practising in association’ Geoffrey Adair sm

Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 9:25 AM

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently wrestled with the issue of liability in a defamation claim that arose between two law firms. The complicating factor was that the lawyer alleged to have made the defamatory comments worked in “association” with one of the firms bringing into question the firm’s liability in the action. ... [read more]