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Senate bill could serve as ‘template’ for any Criminal Code amendment to ban conversion therapy, Joyal says
Serge Joyal
‘It doesn’t mean the Criminal Code could not prohibit conversion therapy, but you could have a Charter challenge on the basis of freedom of religion and equality rights,’ explained Quebec Liberal Sen. Serge Joyal.

Thursday, July 18, 2019 @ 8:41 AM

As the federal government explores the idea of criminalizing conversion therapy, it could rely on a bill introduced in the Senate in April that would amend the Criminal Code to make it an offence to advertise conversion therapy services and obtain a “financial or other material benefit,” such as a donation to another organization, for the provision of conversion therapy to a person under the age of 18. ... [read more]

Tread cautiously in looking at impact of plastic bag decision: law prof Deborah Curran, University of Victoria

Thursday, July 18, 2019 @ 2:13 PM

The City of Victoria has been dealt a blow in its attempts to rein in the use of plastic after the B.C. Court of Appeal ruled the city erred by not seeking the provincial government’s approval for a bylaw prohibiting businesses from providing or selling plastic bags to customers. ... [read more]

Manitoba law school hopes certificate in French will mean more bilingual lawyers Gerald_Heckman_sm

Thursday, July 18, 2019 @ 1:36 PM

Manitoba’s law school is looking to improve access to justice for the province’s French population by producing more bilingual lawyers with a common law certificate in that language, says the program’s lead. ... [read more]