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Quebec Court of Appeal sets clear guidelines over use of screening devices for breath samples
Jean-Philippe Marcoux, a Montreal criminal lawyer with Marcoux Elayoubi Raymond LLP
‘Over the years some rulings have stretched the term immediately or forthwith to mean something else than immediately,’ noted Jean-Philippe Marcoux, a Montreal criminal lawyer with Marcoux Elayoubi Raymond LLP who specializes in impaired driving cases.

Friday, April 09, 2021 @ 9:45 AM

Police officers who demand drivers to provide breath samples must have an approved screening device with them to be able to immediately conduct the test, ruled a full bench of the Quebec Court of Appeal, upending its own previous guidance that allowed delays depending on the circumstances. ... [read more]

Ontario Court of Appeal latest appellate court to find solitary confinement unconstitutional Subscriber only content

Friday, April 09, 2021 @ 12:08 PM

For the fourth time over the past two years, an appellate court has unanimously ruled against the use of administrative segregation in prisons as unconstitutional, and the lead lawyer in a class action on solitary confinement against the Ontario government hopes it will result in the end of that practice. ... [read more]

CRTC hands out largest anti-spam fine to an individual Subscriber only content

Friday, April 09, 2021 @ 8:08 AM

Privacy experts are encouraged by a landmark fine handed to a Canadian for unlawfully sending out more than half a million spam e-mails, saying greater enforcement and tougher penalties are needed to punish genuine bad actors. These comments come following the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) fining an Atlantic Canada man for allegedly delivering at least 671,342 commercial e-mails without prior consent from the recipients. ... [read more]

Ryerson to name law school after Lincoln Alexander Subscriber only content Lincoln Alexander, former lieutenant governor of Ontario

Thursday, April 08, 2021 @ 2:53 PM

Ryerson University’s new law school will carry the name of pioneering Black lawyer and former federal cabinet minister Lincoln Alexander, it has announced. In an April 7 news release, the founding dean of the faculty of law, Donna Young, called Alexander a “trailblazer.” ... [read more]

Report urges insurance companies to start thinking about climate change now Subscriber only content Janis Sarra, UBC School of Law

Thursday, April 08, 2021 @ 12:47 PM

Climate change has been called an existential threat to our planet, with scientists saying rising temperatures are causing more frequent and severe weather-related events such as flooding and wildfires. And now a group of legal experts is saying the time has come for insurance companies in Canada to start thinking about how to manage climate-related risk because of the unique challenges they face. ... [read more]