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Monday, August 08, 2022 @ 10:50 AM

Court of Appeal decision ‘monumental victory’ for psychiatric patients: Toronto lawyer Anita Szigeti

An Ontario Court of Appeal judgment in favour of patients who underwent “degrading” and “inhumane” treatment while detained at a psychiatric facility is a victory for all people living with mental health issues, according to a Toronto lawyer. ... [read more]

Monday, August 08, 2022 @ 10:44 AM

Is Law Society of Ontario led by nepotism? | Michael Lesage

At least since becoming fashionable to do so, the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) has parroted a strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. It commissioned the oft criticized Challenges report, and even went so far as to require licensees to themselves adopt a Statement of Principles acknowledging their individual responsibility to “promote equality, diversity and inclusion generally” (before backtracking amid fierce resistance). ... [read more]

Friday, August 05, 2022 @ 5:26 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Quebec court authorizes class action against Las Vegas casino and hotel chain

A class action against luxury casino and hotel chain MGM Resorts International for a 2019 data breach has been authorized (certified) by the Superior Court of Justice in Quebec. ... [read more]

Friday, August 05, 2022 @ 3:24 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Vancouver wrong to enact bylaws on rent control between tenancies, court rules

A British Columbia court has ruled that recently enacted Vancouver bylaws prohibiting rent increases between residential tenancies fall outside what the city is entitled to do. ... [read more]

Friday, August 05, 2022 @ 2:29 PM

Double double trouble | Marcel Strigberger

My bad. Here’s a glazed doughnut. All good? ... [read more]

Friday, August 05, 2022 @ 12:47 PM

Legislative provision in Alberta land use case has received almost no judicial consideration: judge

An Alberta judge has ruled against the Town of Canmore over its interpretation of what would constitute a park under the province’s municipal legislation. ... [read more]

Friday, August 05, 2022 @ 11:58 AM

Court jurisdiction and political parties: Beware of zombies | Heather MacIvor

In early July, Brampton, Ont., Mayor Patrick Brown was disqualified as a candidate to lead the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) for alleged violations of the Canada Elections Act (CEA) and the party’s internal rules. Brown is now seeking re-election in Brampton but has said that he is “still pursuing legal options” against the CPC. Do those “legal options” include judicial review, damages or injunctive relief? ... [read more]

Friday, August 05, 2022 @ 11:27 AM - Last Updated: Friday, August 05, 2022 @ 12:01 PM

Ruby remembered as ‘a tireless fighter for justice’ Clayton Ruby

When Brian Shiller was a law student at McGill University from 1986 to 1990, one of the cases on the curriculum was the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling, R. v. Morgentaler  [1976] 1 S.C.R. 616, in which the country’s top court rejected physician Henry Morgentaler’s first challenge of Canada’s prohibition of abortion. (Twelve years later, the same court released a landmark decision — R. v. Morgentaler [1988] 1 S.C.R. 30 — declaring the prohibition under the Criminal Code as unconstitutional.) ... [read more]

Friday, August 05, 2022 @ 9:16 AM

Dunton Rainville adds three lawyers

Dunton Rainville welcomed Francis Grégoire and Mathieu Morin who are joining its office in Joliette, Que., as well as Olivier Bourdon who will be based in the Montreal office. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 04, 2022 @ 5:28 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Public information sessions to be held on changes to Competition Act

Canada’s Competition Bureau will be hosting public information sessions in the coming months to address legislative changes that stiffen rules and penalties around wage fixing, poaching and “drip pricing.” ... [read more]