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The Friday Brief: Managing Editor’s must-read items from this week

Friday, July 23, 2021 @ 2:57 PM | By Matthew Grace

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Here are my picks for the top stories we published this week.

Quebec court dissent in liability case ‘goes too far’ on obligation to carry mobile device: lawyer
A divided Quebec Court of Appeal may have opened the door towards a positive obligation to carry a mobile phone when doing physical outdoor activities as a precaution against foreseeable risk or face the possibility of being held to account for a contributory fault, according to experts.

Telecom seeking to appeal CRTC decision on wholesale Internet rates
An Ontario company is seeking leave to appeal a recent decision by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on wholesale broadband Internet rates which sent shock waves through the industry.

Google subject to federal privacy law but ‘right to be forgotten’ issue still undecided: lawyers
A Federal Court judge has ruled that Google search results are subject to federal privacy law, but legal observers are pointing out it may be some time before a final decision is made on whether a broader “right to be forgotten” exists in Canada.

Jordan not engaged in case involving gap between criminal charges, B.C. Court of Appeal rules
The B.C. Court of Appeal has ordered a new trial for a man who had a criminal case against him dismissed for excessive trial delay, saying the Charter guarantee to a trial within a reasonable time frame was not engaged during the gap period when the Crown initially stayed the proceedings against him but brought new charges nearly three years later.

Canada finally has climate accountability framework
In his column, Alan Andrews writes: “Canadians (and generations of Canadians to come) require action from the leaders of today to blunt the climate crisis already unfolding around us.”

Matthew Grace is the Managing Editor of The Lawyer’s Daily.