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Friday, January 03, 2020 @ 10:48 AM

Lawyer rejoins Stewart McKelvey as partner

Stewart McKelvey announced that Gary Demeulenaere has returned to the firm as a partner in the firm’s office in Charlottetown. ... [read more]

Friday, January 03, 2020 @ 6:48 AM

Alberta estate litigation pilot aims to resolve cases before positions become ‘entrenched and hardened’

The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench has launched a pilot project intended to facilitate early resolution of litigation in estate matters. The estate litigation early intervention pilot project, which was announced in November, will involve a one-hour case conference available to individuals who have filed a statement of claim after Dec. 31, 2019. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 02, 2020 @ 2:38 PM

Panel on feminist advocacy stresses need for diverse voices, education on sexual assault (L-R) Ashley_Major_Gillian_Hnatiw_Deepa_Mattoo_Megan_Stephens_sm

A panel of lawyers who have incorporated feminist advocacy into their practices has highlighted the need for diverse voices to be heard in the legal system, education on sexual assault and pushing back on social norms as key aspects of advancing feminism in law. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 02, 2020 @ 2:07 PM

Traffic tech reporting long way from radio station eyes-in-the-sky car at light

Technology continues to have an impact on the prosecution of criminal and regulatory offences as well as their detection. Some radio stations used to make reports on where photo radar or traffic enforcement locations were being held; drivers commonly flash their lights to warn people of upcoming police speed enforcement. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 02, 2020 @ 11:34 AM

Tomec v. Economical: Ruling on limitation periods protects injured plaintiffs Disability insurance form

The Ontario Court of Appeal ruled in a decision released Nov. 8, 2019, that limitation periods under the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS) are subject to discoverability and are not to be considered “hard limitation periods.” ... [read more]

Thursday, January 02, 2020 @ 8:26 AM

DEFENCES - Statutory compliance - Immunity

Appeal by the defendant Law Society from an order dismissing its application to strike the action as disclosing no reasonable cause of action. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 02, 2020 @ 5:53 AM

Université de Montréal AI initiative seeks to improve access to justice Karim Benyekhlef

Nearly a decade after co-founding Cyberjustice Laboratory, a hub that analyzes the impact of technologies on justice while developing concrete technological tools that are adapted to the reality of justice systems, Karim Benyekhlef and Fabien Gélinas have set their sights on artificial intelligence (AI). ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 24, 2019 @ 11:37 AM

Quebec watchdog battle pits whistleblower protection vs. procedural fairness Jöel Roy

In a remarkably public skirmish pitting two Quebec watchdogs against each other, the former head of the Quebec Human Rights Commission lost a legal battle after the Superior Court recently held that she did not have the right to obtain information and documents from an investigation of her conducted by the Quebec ombudsperson (Protecteur du citoyen). ... [read more]

Monday, December 23, 2019 @ 1:32 PM

My letter to Santa Claws | Victoria Shroff

Dear Animal Santy or equivalent for St. Lucia Day, Kwanzaa, Hannukah, Solstice, Yalda, Christmas, Omisoka: ... [read more]

Monday, December 23, 2019 @ 10:46 AM

Environmental law 2020: Looking down the road highwaytohorizon

As the new year approaches, numerous environmental issues will continue to command the attention of litigators and legislators across Canada. ... [read more]