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Good advocacy ‘exceptionally’ important to Supreme Court’s incoming judge Martin
Sheilah Martin and Anthony Housefather
Supreme Court of Canada nominee Sheilah Martin (right), seen in Ottawa with Commons Justice Committee chair Anthony Housefather Dec. 5, told MPs she finds oral advocacy 'very, very, very, very, very' influential.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 7:03 AM

Litigators take note: the Supreme Court of Canada’s latest nominee says she sets great store by incisive legal advocacy that helps her to do her job. ... [read more]

‘Curious’ wording of tax law informs Appeal Court decision on municipal services John Mascarin, Aird & Berlis LLP

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 9:34 AM

The Federal Court of Appeal has ruled that municipal services as defined by federal tax legislation can also apply to services provided by the provincial and federal government, a decision a prominent municipal lawyer is calling correct legally despite a “curious” definition of what municipal services are under the Excise Tax Act (ETA). ... [read more]

PM respects tradition of alternating top judges between Quebec and rest of Canada, names Wagner the SCC’s new chief justice Subscriber only content Beverley McLachlin and Richard Wagner

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 10:48 AM

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 12:33 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named Justice Richard Wagner — the top court’s senior Quebec puisne judge — as the 18th chief justice of Canada, succeeding Beverley McLachlin on Dec. 18. ... [read more]