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Friday, July 13, 2018 @ 11:21 AM

The bike helmet: A life saver with limitations bikehelmetstory_sm.jpg

Bicycle helmets save lives. They protect the head and brain during bicycle crashes where the cyclist’s head strikes the ground, a vehicle, or some other roadside object. But bicycle helmets are not perfect: there are times when even a properly worn helmet does not prevent a head injury. ... [read more]

Friday, July 13, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

PROCEDURE - Trial judge’s duties - Charge or directions - Inferences of guilt

Appeal by the accused, McLellan, from a conviction for first degree murder, and by the accused, Mullen, from a conviction for second degree murder. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 12, 2018 @ 9:49 AM

PUBLIC PENSION PLANS - Canada Pension Plan - Calculations - Contributory self-employed earnings

Appeal by the taxpayer from a Tax Court decision dismissing the appellant’s appeal from a reassessment and confirming that he was liable for a CPP contribution in relation to income allocated to him after he retired from a partnership. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 @ 11:56 AM

Clark Wilson adds seven new lawyers

Clark Wilson LLP has announced that Michal Jaworski, Don MacKinnon, Michael Wilson, Angela Cousins, Stephen Rukavina, Jeannette Aucoin and David Bowden have joined the Vancouver law firm. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 @ 9:30 AM

In blockchain we trust Manoncomputerchip_sm.jpg

The first thing we do, let’s disintermediate all the lawyers. Imagine a virtuous world where someone says they would do something and then actually did it. Blockchain promises to revolutionize the economy since the need for virtue simply disappears. ... [read more]

Monday, July 09, 2018 @ 8:48 AM

The controversy over Step 6 of Garofoli Garofoli_sm.jpg

In R. v. Garofoli [1990] 2 S.C.R. 1421, Step 6 is a controversial application of an exceptional procedure where the court is clearly struggling to come to a decision that is fair to all parties involved in the case. Step 6 allows the Crown to rely on the unredacted portions of the affidavit or Information to Obtain document (ITO) filed in support of an application for a wiretap authorization or search warrant in defending the warrant’s validity, provided the appropriate steps are taken into consideration to preserve the accused’s right to a fair trial and to make full answer and defence. ... [read more]

Friday, July 06, 2018 @ 9:42 AM

McLachlin named companion of Order of Canada

Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin has been named a companion of the Order of Canada. ... [read more]

Friday, July 06, 2018 @ 9:08 AM

The pan-Canadian framework: Setting a price on carbon co2_sign_sm

Carbon pricing forms the central component behind any market attempt to reduce GHG emissions other than using strict command and control regulations. Pricing sends a signal to the marketplace that products or operations relying on extensive carbon use can be less economically efficient than other products or operations that use less carbon. The ability to emit any form of pollution into the environment without restrictions allows polluting entities to externalize those costs. This means that these entities do not have to incur the cost of cleanup while some other neighbour next door, or city or country incurs the eventual cost of that pollution. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 04, 2018 @ 2:28 PM

Sunrise Propane explosion highlights importance of due diligence gastruck_sm.jpg

The Sunrise Propane explosion in 2008 serves as a stark reminder of the importance of due diligence when conducting business operations that are inherently dangerous to human health and the environment. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 04, 2018 @ 11:41 AM

Former Competition Bureau Pecman head to join Fasken

John Pecman, the former Commissioner of Competition, leading the Competition Bureau Canada from 2013 to 2018, will join Fasken’s antitrust/competition and marketing group as a senior business adviser in Ontario as of Sept. 1, 2018. ... [read more]