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

Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 3:27 PM | By Matthew Grace

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

CJC recommendation that Parliament remove judge likely faces court challenge, time crunch
Quebec Superior Court Justice Michel Girouard — who has been collecting his $315,300-per-annum salary while being pulled from court duty for more than five years while his conduct was under review — could opt to retire in 31 months with a lucrative federal judicial pension, if Parliament doesn’t remove him from the bench before then.

Law Society of Ontario approves Ryerson law school program
Ryerson University’s proposed law school has reached another benchmark in the approval process as the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) has backed the Federation of Law Societies of Canada’s (FLSC) preliminary endorsement of the program.

Appeal sought in Chuvalo divorce case
The estranged wife of George Chuvalo is appealing a recent ruling that the Canadian boxing legend lacks the mental capacity to decide whether to reconcile with her.

Ex-SCC judge says Criminal Code should be amended to stop misuse of challenges to exclude Indigenous jurors
Ottawa is facing renewed calls from the NDP, legal experts and others to abolish peremptory jury challenges because such jury selection tools continue to be misused to exclude Indigenous people from juries.

Political commentary on Stanley verdict enters dangerous territory
In their column, Clayton Ruby and Annamaria Enenajor write: “We require action on the part of our political leaders, not abstract rhetoric on how we can and must do better.”

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