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McLachlin accepts 2nd term on Hong Kong’s top court; U.K. ‘reviewing’ its senior jurists’ participation
former chief justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin
Former chief justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin, a strong proponent of judicial independence, has had her term on the Hong Kong Final Court of Appeal extended to 2024.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 @ 12:11 PM

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 28, 2021 @ 9:47 AM

Amid the Chinese government’s crackdown on Hong Kong journalists and opposition voices, it has reappointed former chief justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin to a second three-year term on the highest court of the ex-British colony. McLachlin, whose term on Hong Kong’s Final Court of Appeal expires July 29, has agreed to have her term extended by three years to July 29, 2024, according to a press release posted on the website of the Hong Kong Final Court of Appeal July 16. ... [read more]

Importance of ‘economic self-sufficiency’ on spousal support reviews emphasized by court, counsel says Michael Stangarone, a partner at MacDonald & Partners LLP

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 @ 11:31 AM

The Ontario Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal on spousal support orders after the dissolution of a common law relationship in a decision, counsel says, highlights the importance of “economic self-sufficiency” in support reviews. ... [read more]

Court split on duty of care owed by doctors to children ‘for alleged negligence’ pre-conception Duncan Embury, partner at Neinstein LLP

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 @ 9:18 AM

The Ontario Court of Appeal was split on whether doctors owe a duty of care to future children for “alleged negligence that occurred pre-conception.” Counsel involved in the case noted that Justice J. Michal Fairburn’s “strong dissent” is significant as “more and more children are born of assisted reproductive technologies.” ... [read more]

Manitoba returning circuit courts to far-off communities

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 @ 3:22 PM

Manitoba’s provincial court is restarting a number of its circuit courts serving those in rural and remote areas. Over this second half of the summer, circuit courts in communities such as Cross Lake, Poplar River, Nelson House, St. Martin and Gods Lake Narrows will resume following disruptions in their operations due to the COVID-19 health crisis. ... [read more]

PM urges Canadians to get COVID-19 shots as country reaches vaccine milestone Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 @ 12:36 PM

On July 27, Canada reached a COVID-19 vaccine milestone as it’s now received more than 66 million doses, which is enough to fully vaccinate every eligible person in the country. ... [read more]