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Liberals table bill to align Canadian law with UN declaration on Indigenous rights
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Federal Justice Minister and Attorney General David Lametti has introduced Bill C15, which would require Canada's government to take measures to ensure federal laws are consistent with Indigenous rights set out in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Friday, December 04, 2020 @ 9:43 AM

The federal government has made good on a promise to introduce “transformational” legislation that would provide a framework for aligning Canadian laws with rights laid out in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). On Dec. 3, Justice Minister and Attorney General David Lametti introduced Bill C-15, which, if passed, will require Canada’s government to take measures to ensure federal laws are consistent with Indigenous rights set out in the UNDRIP. ... [read more]

Trudeau expands small business loan program, declines to comment on any Meng resolution Justin_Trudeau_sm

Friday, December 04, 2020 @ 4:30 PM

As the second wave of COVID-19 continues to pummel the nation, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expanding his government’s emergency loan program for small businesses. ... [read more]

Class action against Royal Bank subsidiary not ‘fair, efficient or manageable’: judge

Friday, December 04, 2020 @ 1:46 PM

Plaintiffs in a potential class action against a subsidiary of Canada’s largest bank are appealing a recent decision by a B.C. Supreme Court judge which said the case was too individualized to work as a class proceeding. ... [read more]

Appeal Court decision highlights plight of accused in custody, says lawyer Subscriber only content

Thursday, December 03, 2020 @ 2:13 PM

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision offers a stark illustration of the constitutional black hole that continues to affect remand prisoners four years after R. v. Jordan’s imposition of trial time limits, says a Toronto lawyer. ... [read more]

Judge denies request to pause ‘anti-Alberta’ energy inquiry Subscriber only content Devon Page, Ecojustice

Thursday, December 03, 2020 @ 9:21 AM

An environmental law group has been dealt a setback in its fight against a contentious inquiry into the funding of supposed “anti-Alberta” energy campaigns. Justice Karen Horner of Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench dismissed Ecojustice’s attempt to pause the inquiry’s proceedings Nov. 26. ... [read more]