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Judicial council dismisses conflict of interest complaints against judges who attended firm-sponsored receptions
Norman Sabourin
CJC executive director and general counsel Norman Sabourin said private sponsorship 'is a reality' at educational conferences attended by judges.

Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 07:13 AM

The Canadian Judicial Council (CJC) has dismissed conflict of interest allegations against two federal judges who attended cocktail receptions paid for by firms with involvement in tax litigation. ... [read more]

Ontario breached its duty to consult before approving quarry licence: Divisional Court Subscriber only content Cathy Guirguis

Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 02:41 PM

The Ontario government failed to carry out its duty to consult a First Nation on numerous occasions before approving a licence for a limestone quarry, the province’s Divisional Court has ruled, setting aside the licence and ordering adequate consultations on the project. ... [read more]

Ottawa's proposed taxation changes may do more harm than good, experts say Subscriber only content

Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 12:28 PM

The federal government is proposing changes to Canada’s tax system to reduce loopholes they say are giving unfair advantage to high-income earners, but tax professionals say the changes may end up doing more harm than good. ... [read more]