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Chief Justice Wagner calls for judicial discipline reforms as Ottawa drags heels on removing sidelined judge
Richard Wagner
Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Wagner said the Supreme Court of Canada is committed to do its part in reconciling with Indigenous peoples, including helping reduce their members’ ‘unacceptable’ overincarceration.

Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 6:19 PM

Canada’s top judge has called on the Trudeau government to enact reforms to reduce the persistent lengthy delays and high costs of the federal judicial discipline process. ... [read more]

Securities regulators looking to regulate risky derivatives market Fraser McDonald, Allen McDonald Swartz LLP

Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 9:21 AM

The oversight body for Canada’s securities regulators has outlined a proposal to increase transparency in the risky derivatives market, a move that an observer says is long overdue. The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) announced June 14 it was holding a consultation period on its proposed instrument to establish a business conduct regime for regulating dealers and advisers in over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives in Canada. ... [read more]

TWU ruling sheds light on religious freedom, administrative law but some questions left unresolved Eugene Meehan

Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 8:03 AM

What do we know about the law that we didn’t know before the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its much-anticipated companion rulings in the landmark Trinity Western University case on June 15? Lawyers and academics expect to be sifting answers for some time from what the top court had to say in its three concurring (and one dissenting) opinion in each of Trinity Western University v. Law Society of Upper Canada 2018 SCC 33 and Law Society of British Columbia v. Trinity Western University 2018 SCC 32. ... [read more]