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Monday, July 19, 2021 @ 12:48 PM

New litigation partner for McInnes Cooper

McInnes Cooper announced that Rebecca Hiltz LeBlanc has joined the firm as a partner. According to the firm’s news release, Hiltz LeBlanc has joined the litigation group, focusing in the areas of commercial and estate litigation. ... [read more]

Monday, July 19, 2021 @ 9:31 AM

DISCHARGE OF BANKRUPT - Debts not released by discharge

Appeal by plaintiff from a summary trial decision dismissing his application for a declaration that his partial summary judgment survived the defendant’s bankruptcy and that any damages flowing from claims not yet proved were exempt from any discharge that might be granted in the defendant’s bankruptcy. ... [read more]

Friday, July 16, 2021 @ 5:07 PM

Crown’s fiduciary duty to First Nations informs how equitable compensation can be assessed: SCC Justice Andromache Karakatsanis

The Supreme Court has ruled that $30 million in compensation for a northern Ontario First Nation due to flooding on its reserve lands was not adequate, saying Canada’s fiduciary obligations required it to ensure the highest compensation possible. ... [read more]

Friday, July 16, 2021 @ 3:12 PM

Manitoba AG requests law society investigate lawyers associated with the JCCF

Manitoba’s Justice Minister, Cameron Friesen, has called upon the Law Society of Manitoba to investigate lawyers associated with the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF), whose former president hired a private investigator to follow a judge. ... [read more]

Friday, July 16, 2021 @ 2:33 PM

That’s what I call a Ted talk | Marcel Strigberger

Who were your influencers? I am talking people whose ideas or conduct shaped some major paths you took.   ... [read more]

Friday, July 16, 2021 @ 2:09 PM

At crossroads: Challenges of Canada’s proposal to residential school survivors | Jennifer Leitch

Without engaging in a detailed review of both Canada’s recent proposal to appoint an Independent Special Adviser (ISA) to review claims of survivors of St. Anne’s residential school in Ontario and the many criticisms levelled at it, it is worth highlighting some of the main challenges associated with the proposal. ... [read more]

Friday, July 16, 2021 @ 1:52 PM

ABORIGINAL LANDS - Reserve lands - Duties of the Crown - Damages

Appeal by Southwind and Lac Seul First Nation (“LSFN”) from a decision of the Federal Court of Appeal that dismissed their appeal from an equitable compensation award against Canada for breach of fiduciary duty. ... [read more]

Friday, July 16, 2021 @ 1:14 PM

Preparing for corporate liability as result of family law claim, part one Assortment of corporate shares

A recent decision in Berman v. 905952 Alberta Ltd. 2021 ABQB 434 of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench sheds light on the application of the oppression remedy in the context of a matrimonial dispute and highlights the importance of anticipating potential shareholder disputes and having an appropriate unanimous shareholder agreement (USA) in place to address them. ... [read more]

Friday, July 16, 2021 @ 1:12 PM

Human detritus problem at Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre | Jeffrey Hartman

There is or, depending on when you read this, was a memorial to lost inmates outside Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre (EMDC) in London, Ont. Since 2009, 19 inmates have died at the notoriously problematic institution. ... [read more]

Friday, July 16, 2021 @ 12:13 PM

B.C. Supreme Court scheduling system broken, has been for a long time | Kyla Lee

On the second Tuesday of every month, alarm clocks across the province go off early. Lawyers, legal assistants, paralegals and self-represented individuals get out of bed early, make a big cup of coffee and start to engage in finger stretching exercises. ... [read more]