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Supreme Court ‘got it right’ on speedy trial right, law professor says Steve Coughlan

Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 03:27 PM

The Supreme Court “got it right” with its robust new approach to the Charter’s speedy trial right as the positive impact so far outweighs any perceived negatives, says Dalhousie University law professor Steve Coughlan, who has studied the aftermath of R. v. Jordan. ... [read more]

Court says man should not have been placed in psychiatric unit because of tweets Subscriber only content

Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 03:48 PM

The Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal upheld an appeal on April 13 against a trial judge’s decision declining to exercise his jurisdiction to hear a habeas corpus application of a man who was held involuntarily at a psychiatric hospital over a series of angry tweets he sent out about a police shooting. ... [read more]

Electronic registration of land titles to become mandatory in Manitoba Subscriber only content Nancy Anderson

Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 01:38 PM

The land titles registration system in Manitoba is currently paper-based, but due to a modernization initiative, electronic registration (eRegistration) will be made available in December. ... [read more]