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Indigenous rights, lawyers’ liability, breathalyzers among key appeals on SCC winter docket

Friday, January 05, 2018 @ 9:19 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

The Supreme Court starts off 2018 with a new judge from Alberta, a new chief justice from Quebec and a docket packed with novel cases hailing mostly from those two provinces.

Important questions raised by the 13 Quebec and Alberta appeals on the menu before Chief Justice Richard Wagner, Justice Sheilah Martin (elevated last month from the Alberta Court of Appeal), and the other seven puisne judges, from Jan. 8 to March 23, include:

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