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Supreme Court tackles retroactive child support, rules B.C. can change past support orders
Justice Russell Brown
‘There is nothing exceptional about judicial relief from the miserable consequences that can flow from payor parents’ indifference to their child support obligations,” said Justice Russell Brown (pictured).

Friday, September 18, 2020 @ 5:40 PM

The Supreme Court of Canada has brought some clarity to retroactive child support, ruling in a case out of British Columbia that, unlike federal divorce legislation, there is no jurisdictional bar under the province’s Family Law Act stopping a parent from applying for unpaid back support — even if the child has since become an adult or the support order has expired. ... [read more]

Federal justice minister invites diverse communities to make judicial applications David Lametti sm

Friday, September 18, 2020 @ 11:49 AM

Federal Justice Minister and Attorney General David Lametti is urging members of historically under-represented communities to consider applying for judicial appointments — including Black and racialized Canadians, Indigenous peoples, persons with a disability or those who identify as LGBTQ2. ... [read more]

Supreme Court’s early start to fall session will clear backlog, could bring landmark rulings SCC Fall Session

Friday, September 18, 2020 @ 8:12 AM

In what will be an early start to its fall session, the Supreme Court of Canada is set to tackle highly anticipated appeals involving provincial challenges to the federal carbon tax, a newspaper reporter’s fight to unseal estate details of a murdered billionaire couple and a dispute over the ending of peremptory challenges in jury selections. ... [read more]

Former ambassador to U.S. broke conflict of interest law: commissioner

Thursday, September 17, 2020 @ 5:12 PM

Canada’s ethics czar has found Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s former ambassador to the U.S. to have broken conflict of interest law by taking “improper advantage” of his previous position to lobby government officials as a private sector executive. ... [read more]

Ontario tightens some gathering limits in Toronto, Ottawa and Peel Region

Thursday, September 17, 2020 @ 4:31 PM

The Ontario government has delivered on its promise to ratchet back social gathering restrictions and increase fines as it tries to slam the door on pandemic-flouting parties and curb the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases. ... [read more]