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CBA warns of court challenge to Bill C-58 if Ottawa persists with ‘incursions’ on privilege
Kerry Simmons
CBA president Kerry Simmons says Bill C-58’s ‘regressive’ incursions on solicitor-client privilege are ‘certainly vulnerable to a court challenge.’

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 11:35 AM

The Canadian Bar Association (CBA) says it will “in all likelihood” go to court to challenge incursions on professional secrecy, if Ottawa proceeds to enact proposed measures that would empower the federal privacy and information commissioners to review legal advice and other privileged communications between legal advisers and their federal government clients. ... [read more]

Appeal Court rules virtual presence in B.C. enough to enforce production order

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 1:14 PM

The B.C. Court of Appeal has overturned a decision on the enforceability of a production order under the Criminal Code, saying U.S.-based Internet company Craigslist’s virtual presence in the province is enough to establish it as a person under the law. ... [read more]

Newfoundland and Labrador last province to establish stand-alone appeal court Brenda Grimes

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 9:27 AM

The face of the judiciary may look the same in Newfoundland and Labrador, but new legislation has effectively brought the province “up to speed with the rest of Canada,” according to Minister of Justice and Public Safety Andrew Parsons. ... [read more]