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Wednesday, March 06, 2019 @ 9:33 AM

Judges make YouTube video to demystify court process for newcomers, teens Samuel_Moreau_sm

The Canadian Superior Courts Judges Association has launched a YouTube video of a common courtroom scenario in efforts to soothe the fears of newcomers and young people when brought before the bench. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 06, 2019 @ 9:04 AM

A history of access to justice | Sam Goldstein

What the term access to justice means has evolved over time since it first became an issue in the early 1970s to describe the growing concern that class should not be a barrier to obtaining legal advice from a lawyer on how to assert your legal rights. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 06, 2019 @ 7:54 AM

RAILWAYS - Regulation - Level of service

Appeal by CP from a decision of the Canadian Transportation Agency finding that the appellant had failed to meet its level of service obligations to provide direct rail service to the respondent and ordering remedial measures. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 06, 2019 @ 7:53 AM

APPEALS - Grounds - Question of law - Leave to - Mootness

Application by the deceased offender for leave to appeal a decision that denied the appointment of a personal representative to prosecute his appeal from a summary conviction for sexual assault. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 05, 2019 @ 1:16 PM

CBA supports ‘public dialogue’ to explore dividing post of AG Canada, justice minister Raymond Adlington

The Canadian Bar Association says it would like to see a “public dialogue” about whether it would be beneficial to separate the posts of Attorney General of Canada and minister of Justice. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 05, 2019 @ 12:49 PM

Nova Scotia launches revamped, expanded law reform institute

Last year, the Nova Scotia government quietly shuttered the doors of the province’s law reform commission after nearly three decades. This year rising from those legal ashes is the Access to Justice & Law Reform Institute of Nova Scotia. It will mirror its predecessor and stand apart. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 05, 2019 @ 9:41 AM

Company had to prove harm in unveiling of confidential info, says lawyer of insurance dispute

A litigating party using a confidentiality agreement to keep a document secret must “lead evidence” that its disclosure would harm them more than it would benefit court proceedings, says a lawyer of a recent ruling that a report be divulged in an insurance dispute. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 05, 2019 @ 8:53 AM

Decision underscores developer obligations to condo purchasers condo_law_sm

A recent decision by the Court of Appeal continues a trend in condominium law regarding the obligations of Ontario developers when selling to purchasers. While most developers are reasonable and treat their purchasers with respect, there are some who take every advantage they think they can get away with. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 05, 2019 @ 8:23 AM

LIENS - Vacating, loss or discharge of lien - Expiry of lien

Appeal by Artis Builders from a decision declaring its builders’ lien void. ... [read more]

Monday, March 04, 2019 @ 1:13 PM

Norton partner named judge for Court of Quebec

Norton Rose Fulbright announced that Charles Taschereau, a litigation partner in Quebec City, has been appointed justice of the Court of Quebec by the provincial government. ... [read more]