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B.C. money laundering response must uphold privacy interests, privilege: bar association
Margaret Mereigh
Canadian Bar Association, B.C. Branch president Margaret Mereigh said ‘from the CBA perspective we support working collaboratively in coming up with solutions, but those actions themselves must be constitutionally sound and uphold fundamental legal principles including privacy law, privacy interests and solicitor-client privilege.’

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 @ 9:30 AM

The government of British Columbia has announced a public inquiry into money laundering in the province, but legal observers are raising concerns about some of the recommendations made in a recent report aimed at stemming the flow of dirty money in the province. Premier John Horgan announced the creation of the commission of inquiry into money laundering in British Columbia May 15, coming hot on the heels of the release of a series of reviews which found significant levels of money laundering in B.C.’s real estate market and other sectors of the economy. ... [read more]

Civil juries must understand separation of defendants from those who settle, says lawyer Raymond_Wagner_sm

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 @ 12:36 PM

Juries in civil trials must be properly instructed on burden of proof and the separation between active defendants and those who settled out of court, says the lawyer of a Nova Scotia mother who sued a doctor for negligence after her child was left brain damaged. ... [read more]

Drug convictions tossed as Appeal Court rules anonymous tip was not ‘sufficiently credible’ Subscriber only content Mark Halfyard

Friday, May 17, 2019 @ 12:42 PM

Simply relying on broad anonymous information is insufficient ground to arrest, charge and convict someone, the Ontario Court of Appeal reminded police officers, Crown prosecutors and trial judges in a recent ruling. ... [read more]