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Lawyers dispute claim solicitor-client privilege bars ex-AG comment on alleged PMO ‘pressure’ in SNC-Lavalin case
Jody Wilson-Raybould
Jody Wilson-Raybould, shown here speaking in Ottawa last October when she was still Attorney General of Canada, has said solicitor-client privilege bars her from addressing the Globe and Mail’s unproven allegation that she ‘came under heavy pressure’ in relation to the SNC-Lavalin criminal prosecution.

Friday, February 15, 2019 @ 4:02 PM

Last Updated: Friday, February 15, 2019 @ 4:36 PM

Some legal experts dispute the assertion that solicitor-client privilege bars Jody Wilson-Raybould from making any comment on The Globe and Mail’s explosive but unproven allegation that the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) “pressed” the then-attorney general last fall to nix the bribery prosecution of SNC-Lavalin in favour of a remediation agreement enabling the Montreal-based construction giant to remain eligible for lucrative federal government contracts. ... [read more]

‘Symptoms and effects’ needed for mental stress claim, rules Saskatchewan Appeal Court Subscriber only content Tom_Engel_sm

Friday, February 15, 2019 @ 9:08 AM

Saskatchewan’s Appeal Court has shown one does not need something as official as a psychiatric diagnosis to successfully claim damages for mental suffering, said a lawyer in a case involving a “bone-chilling” phone call from one brother to another. ... [read more]

SCC rules teacher’s secret recording of students in school’s common spaces was criminal voyeurism Subscriber only content Chief Justice Richard Wagner

Thursday, February 14, 2019 @ 11:51 AM

Last Updated: Thursday, February 14, 2019 @ 3:54 PM

People can have a reasonable expectation of privacy in public spaces, the Supreme Court of Canada has confirmed 9-0 in a landmark privacy judgment that convicts an Ontario high school teacher of voyeurism for using a camera pen to secretly record the faces and breasts of female students. ... [read more]