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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 8:38 AM

In Ontario, know which limitation period applies limitation_periods_sm

About 15 years ago the province of Ontario began the challenging task of amending its limitation regime. The former Limitations Act contained a general limitation period of six years to make a claim from the date that the plaintiff knew or ought to have known that a claim had arisen. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 8:34 AM

ABORIGINAL STATUS AND RIGHTS - Civil actions and liabilities - Historical grievances - Residential schools - Settlements

Application for direction by the defendant Attorney General of Canada (Canada). ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 8:29 AM

LIMITATION OF ACTIONS - Legislation - Transitional provisions - When time begins to run

Application by the defendants to dismiss the claimants’ action. ... [read more]

Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 4:33 PM

Ex-SCC judge says Criminal Code should be amended to stop misuse of challenges to exclude Indigenous jurors Frank Iacobucci

Ottawa is facing renewed calls from the NDP, legal experts and others to abolish peremptory jury challenges because such jury selection tools continue to be misused to exclude Indigenous people from juries. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 12:32 PM - Last Updated: Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 5:25 PM

SCC says general contractor had fiduciary duty to notify subcontractor of existence of payment bond Chris Moore

In an important construction law ruling, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that a general contractor who was the obligee/trustee under a labour and material payment bond for a construction project in the Alberta oil sands had a fiduciary obligation to timely notify a subcontractor stuck with unpaid bills from that project of the existence of the bond. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 8:56 AM

Corporate responsibility: What happens abroad doesn’t stay there global_eye_sm

Two recent developments portend a rapidly changing environment for Canadian companies doing business abroad. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 6:48 AM

CBA in midst of revamp; downsizing expected at national office TLD Exclusive

Unbeknownst to most of its rank-and-file members, the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) is poised for a dramatic retooling this year that could cut its fees, pare down its national staff and “non-core” national activities and redirect more cash and delivery of member services to its provincial and territorial branches, The Lawyer’s Daily has learned. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 @ 11:54 AM

Judicial appointments announced for British Columbia, Yukon

A judge has been elevated and a member of the bar has joined the bench in British Columbia. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 @ 10:31 AM

Appeal Court decision aligns Quebec securities rules with other provinces Éric Préfontaine

The Quebec Court of Appeal eliminated a tactical advantage that could have emerged by launching national class actions in secondary market misrepresentation cases in the province after it held that Quebec securities rules were designed to be harmonized with securities legislation across the country as a matter of substantive law. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 @ 8:44 AM

Expert evidence update: Decisions affecting production of working file expert_document_sm

Among civil litigators, 2015 was the “year of the expert,” with multiple decisions from the appellate courts on various issues related to expert evidence. Over the last two years, lower courts have been applying the principles articulated in 2015 so that we can now look back on how the seminal decisions have affected litigation practices. ... [read more]