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Jennifer Quaid, vice-dean research in the Civil Law section at the University of Ottawa and a leading expert on organizational criminal liability and corporate accountability: “The longer it goes without there being a first case, the more it sort of weakens the credibility and benefit of having this program.”
Jennifer Quaid, vice-dean research in the Civil Law section at the University of Ottawa and a leading expert on organizational criminal liability and corporate accountability: “The longer it goes without there being a first case, the more it sort of weakens the credibility and benefit of having this program.”

Monday, July 04, 2022 @ 9:55 AM

Nearly four years after the federal government added deferred prosecution agreements to the Criminal Code as part of its arsenal to fight corruption and other white-collar crime, legal experts hope that guidance provided by Quebec Superior Court in Canada’s first ever remediation agreement will prompt federal prosecutors and organizations to take advantage of the new way of settling criminal charges. ... [read more]

Alberta needs to be proactive in planning, managing water for environmental outcomes: think tank Jason Unger, Environmental Law Centre

Monday, July 04, 2022 @ 10:48 AM

A legal think tank in Alberta is calling on the province to rethink its approach to water governance. ... [read more]

Top court upholds constitutionality of new record-screening regime for sexual assault prosecutions Justice Michael Moldaver

Thursday, June 30, 2022 @ 5:40 PM

In a decision predicted to trigger a flood of pretrial litigation, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled 6-3 that the Criminal Code’s new regime for determining the admissibility of complainants’ private records in sexual assault trials does not violate an accused’s fair trial or other constitutionally protected rights. ... [read more]

B.C. court dismisses appeal in contractual dispute over wood chips price, force majeure provisions Subscriber only content

Thursday, June 30, 2022 @ 4:39 PM

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal from several companies in a contract dispute over the purchase price of wood chips, after the sawmill that initially produced them burned down. ... [read more]

Conference marks 60th anniversary of Ontario Human Rights Code Patricia DeGuire, Chief Commissioner, Ontario Human Rights Commission.

Thursday, June 30, 2022 @ 2:50 PM

Ontario’s Human Rights Code has established the province as a “leader in human rights promotion and protection,” but more is needed to help the vulnerable, racialized and marginalized fight for equality, said speakers at an event marking the Code’s diamond anniversary. ... [read more]