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Ex-SCC judge says Criminal Code should be amended to stop misuse of challenges to exclude Indigenous jurors
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Former Supreme Court of Canada judge Frank Iacobucci says the misuse of peremptory challenges to exclude Indigenous people from juries remains an ‘important issue.’

Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 4:33 PM

Ottawa is facing renewed calls from the NDP, legal experts and others to abolish peremptory jury challenges because such jury selection tools continue to be misused to exclude Indigenous people from juries. ... [read more]

Legal society pushes new B.C. Human Rights Commission to address discrimination of homeless Subscriber only content Darcie Bennett sm

Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 9:02 AM

Community pushback on social housing is an issue Vancouver’s Pivot Legal Society has been monitoring for some time, but in the last few months it’s seen a surge in resistance and has decided the B.C. Human Rights Commission should get involved. ... [read more]

Canada's patent agreement with Europe extended until 2021 Subscriber only content Jenna Wilson sm

Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 8:52 AM

As of January, the Patent Prosecution Highway pilot agreement between the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) and the European Patent Office (EPO) has been extended for another three years. ... [read more]