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Thursday, November 30, 2017 @ 8:53 AM

Faculty union faces uphill battle in suit against back-to-work bill, experts say Eric Tucker, Osgoode Hall Law School

Although Ontario’s college students may be back in classrooms, the legal issues surrounding the five-week strike by college faculty are far from over. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 @ 6:24 PM

Criminal lawyers say Martin good for SCC despite her approach to sex assault law Supreme Court of Canada

Criminal lawyers in Alberta are praising the proposed appointment to the top court of Alberta Court of Appeal Justice Sheilah Martin — even though many strongly object to her recent pronouncements in a landmark sexual assault decision now under attack at the Supreme Court of Canada. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 @ 11:21 AM - Last Updated: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 @ 4:45 PM

PM picks feminist constitutional scholar from Alberta for SCC Sheilah Martin

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has picked Alberta Court of Appeal Justice Sheilah Martin, a fluently bilingual former law dean with strong constitutional and feminist credentials, to replace Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, who retires Dec. 15.   ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 @ 8:40 AM

New app helps self-represented N.S. litigants navigate small claims court Heather de Berdt Romilly

Self-represented litigants in Nova Scotia now have a big advantage when it comes to navigating small claims court. The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS) has developed an app — believed to be one of only seven legal apps in the country — to provide insight and easy-to-understand legal information for those considering an action in small claims court. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 @ 8:34 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Costs - Security for costs - Where plaintiff insolvent or impecunious - Appeal costs

Application by the plaintiff, Access Mortgage Corporation, for an order requiring the defendant, Arres Capital, to post security for the costs of its appeal. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 @ 3:04 PM - Last Updated: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 @ 5:45 PM

Ottawa opens new door to expunge ‘historically unjust’ LGBTQ2 convictions Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave an emotional apology for Canada’s long-standing persecution of LGBTQ2 citizens, hours after his Liberal government tabled a bill to enable the erasure of “historically unjust convictions” for consensual same-sex sexual activity that was criminalized for decades via the offences of buggery, anal sex and gross indecency. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 @ 1:14 PM

Cox & Palmer partner wins Franklin O. Leger Q.C. Award

Deidre L. Wade, who is a partner in the Saint John office of Cox & Palmer, has won the highest honour awarded by the New Brunswick Law Society. ... [read more]

Monday, November 27, 2017 @ 4:15 PM

All eyes turn to the Supreme Court’s TWU hearing Eugene Meehan

Lawyers are turning their attention this week to the Supreme Court battle between Trinity Western University (TWU) and two law societies in companion appeals that ask important questions about freedom of religion and equality rights, judicial review, the autonomy of legal regulators and what the legal profession stands for. ... [read more]

Monday, November 27, 2017 @ 9:39 AM

Sexual harassment: Courts need to ‘put their money where their mouth is’ | Stuart Rudner

In my previous column, I discuss the failure of our courts and tribunals to “put their money where their mouth is” by awarding significant damages in cases of harassment or breach of human rights. As an example, I mentioned the recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in Doyle v. Zochem Inc., where both levels of court expressed their outrage at the employer’s conduct but still ordered it to pay less than $100,000 in damages beyond those for wrongful dismissal. ... [read more]

Monday, November 27, 2017 @ 9:35 AM

Pro Bono Ontario offers free legal advice over phone Pro Bono Ontario Hotline

After being in a soft-launch mode for 10 weeks, Pro Bono Ontario has officially launched its Free Legal Advice Hotline. ... [read more]