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Thursday, September 13, 2018 @ 9:20 AM

Arbitration appeal: Jurisdictional argument or collateral attack arbitration_dispute_sm

The recent case of Alectra Utilities Corporation v. Solar Power Network 2018 ONSC 4926 illustrates the difficulties that can arise in distinguishing between an allegation that an arbitrator lacked jurisdiction, from an allegation that the arbitrator simply made a wrong decision. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 13, 2018 @ 8:56 AM

Adair Goldblatt Bieber adds associate

Stephanie Bishop Hall has joined Adair Goldblatt Bieber LLP as an associate at the civil litigation boutique. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 13, 2018 @ 8:50 AM

Toronto municipal election 2018: chaos, notwithstanding | John Mascarin and Monica Ciriello

Justice Edward P. Belobaba’s ruling in City of Toronto et al. v. Ontario (Attorney General) 2018 ONSC 5151 received an unusually early morning release on Sept. 10, 2018. The City of Toronto (City) and several candidates and electors who challenged the constitutional validity of the Better Local Government Act, 2018 (Bill 5) were initially jubilant because a number of provisions of the statute that reduced the number of wards in the City of Toronto for the upcoming municipal election from 47 to 25 were held to be unconstitutional. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 13, 2018 @ 8:36 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Jury trials - Challenges

Motion by the plaintiff for an order permitting her to challenge potential jurors who paid for automobile insurance premiums for partiality or ineligibility. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 @ 8:52 AM

ABORIGINAL LANDS - Duties of the Crown - Consultation and accommodation

Motion by the plaintiffs Aroland First Nation and Ginoogaming First Nation for partial summary judgment. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 @ 8:49 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Costs - For reprehensible or inefficient conduct

Action by the self-represented plaintiff for damages for breach of contract. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 @ 2:50 PM

Legal regulators to soon decide on tougher client ID rule; is new obligation to verify beneficial owners reasonable? Mora Johnson

With the Federation of Law Societies of Canada (FLSC) poised to decide next month on a more onerous “know your client” model rule of conduct, some lawyers, and even legal regulators, are asking how practitioners handling financial transactions for client corporations and trusts are supposed to verify these organizations’ beneficial ownership, in the absence of a centralized government registry that publicly discloses such information. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 @ 1:38 PM

Does Premier Ford see the Constitution as merely a speed bump? | Heather MacIvor

On September 10, Superior Court Justice Edward Belobaba set aside the electoral map imposed on the City of Toronto by the Ontario Legislature in mid-August (City of Toronto et al v. Ontario (Attorney General), 2018 ONSC 5151). He held that doubling the number of voters in each ward halfway through the campaign period violated the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. As expected, Premier Doug Ford announced that he would appeal Belobaba’s ruling. Then he stunned most observers by declaring that he would use the Charter’s notwithstanding clause (s. 33) to re-impose the electoral map that had been declared unconstitutional. This was not the Ford Government’s first defeat in the Superior Court. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 @ 8:41 AM

Killer whales, Trans Mountain pipeline and the public interest | Pamela Palmater

Tahlequah’s “tour of grief” which saw one of the female southern resident killer whales (referred to by scientists as J-35) carry her deceased calf for 17 days was an unprecedented show of grief for the death of her calf. It is also a sad reminder of the fact that these endangered whales have had no successful births for three years. Her visible mourning tore at the heartstrings of many Americans, Canadians and especially Indigenous peoples who know all too well the pain of losing their children. While it is not uncommon for a killer whale to hold her deceased calf for a few hours or a day, this show of extended grief was the first time observed by scientists. ... [read more]

Monday, September 10, 2018 @ 9:02 AM

Calls for beneficial ownership registry grow as lawyers face new client ID, verification rules Denis Meunier

Legal regulators and others are putting more pressure on Ottawa to act quickly to create a central, publicly accessible beneficial ownership registry of corporations and some trusts in order to better fight money laundering, corruption, tax evasion, organized crime and the financing of terrorism. ... [read more]