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Judges facing firing for misconduct would no longer build pension while fighting removal
David Lametti
Federal Justice Minister David Lametti says the current federal judicial pension accrual scheme may be seen as an incentive for a judge to challenge a judicial council recommendation for removal and thus undermine public confidence in the judiciary.

Friday, August 23, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

Ottawa is working on a draft law to stop federal judges whose firing has been recommended by the Canadian Judicial Council (CJC) from continuing to build up their lucrative pensions as they unsuccessfully challenge their proposed removal for months or years at taxpayers’ expense. ... [read more]

Saskatchewan judge hearing sex assault case calls new reverse disclosure law ‘invalid’

Friday, August 23, 2019 @ 8:25 AM

A Saskatchewan provincial court has affirmed the “fundamental importance” of an accused's right to fully challenge a complainant at trial, says a lawyer following a ruling in which new laws allowing parts of the defence’s evidence to be seen in advance by the other side were deemed unconstitutional in that case. ... [read more]

Law society aims to save role of paralegals, law students and articling students post-Bill C-75 Malcolm_Mercer_sm

Thursday, August 22, 2019 @ 1:00 PM

At its next Convocation, the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) will vote on regulatory changes for its paralegals, law students and articling students in a bid to keep non-lawyer agents in play when new federal rules come into force barring them from acting in summary offence cases. ... [read more]