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

Friday, January 05, 2018 @ 2:55 PM | By Matthew Grace

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

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

Retrial ordered over judge’s refusal to allow counsel to be removed from record
The Ontario Court of Appeal has ordered a retrial for a man convicted of killing his wife, as it determined a trial judge’s ruling created an appearance of unfairness when he dismissed defence counsel’s application to be taken off the record.

Federal Court of Appeal decision may lead to changes at border: lawyer
The Federal Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of a man who argued several thousand dollars were improperly seized from him by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), a decision the man’s lawyer says could lead to changes in how people who express a desire not to enter Canada are treated by federal officials.

Employer’s guide to workplace sexual harassment
In his column, Stuart Rudner writes: “The #metoo campaign has seen countless women come forward with their tales of sexual harassment, and this has impacted many workplaces.”

Provincial safeguards for national class actions
In her analysis article, Margaret Waddell writes: “For decades, there has been a tension between provinces regarding the scope of proposed national class actions.”

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