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Standing ovation, applause and tears in court as SCC’s Gascon hears his final case as a judge
Clement Gascon
Justice Clément Gascon’s remarks were greeted with prolonged applause and a standing ovation from the judges, lawyers and others in the courtroom.

Friday, May 17, 2019 @ 9:51 AM

It was an emotional moment at the Supreme Court of Canada May 16, as Justice Clément Gascon’s last hearing ended with a standing ovation, prolonged applause and a few tears. At the close of argument in a landmark Quebec case dealing with the scope of protection for journalists’ sources, Chief Justice Richard Wagner told the packed courtroom he wanted to say a few words about his Supreme Court colleague for the past five years. ... [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]

Top court rules B.C. must offer trials in French for provincial offences Subscriber only content Jennifer_Klinck

Thursday, May 16, 2019 @ 5:22 PM

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled 9-0 that persons charged in British Columbia with motor vehicle and other provincial offences have the right to be tried in French, on request — ending the practice of offering only English trials for provincial offences in that province (and arguably other provinces with similar statutes, such as Newfoundland and P.E.I.). ... [read more]