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Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 6:19 PM - Last Updated: Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 11:55 AM

Chief Justice Wagner calls for judicial discipline reforms as Ottawa drags heels on removing sidelined judge Richard Wagner

Canada’s top judge has called on the Trudeau government to enact reforms to reduce the persistent lengthy delays and high costs of the federal judicial discipline process. ... [read more]

Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 8:46 AM

SCHOOLS - Student discipline - Behavioural offences - Violence – Penalties - Transfers

Application by a student and his guardian for judicial review of a school transfer directed by the Toronto Catholic District School Board. ... [read more]

Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 8:03 AM

TWU ruling sheds light on religious freedom, administrative law but some questions left unresolved Eugene Meehan

What do we know about the law that we didn’t know before the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its much-anticipated companion rulings in the landmark Trinity Western University case on June 15? Lawyers and academics expect to be sifting answers for some time from what the top court had to say in its three concurring (and one dissenting) opinion in each of Trinity Western University v. Law Society of Upper Canada 2018 SCC 33 and Law Society of British Columbia v. Trinity Western University 2018 SCC 32. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 1:28 PM

B.C. College of Physicians and Surgeons protects public by delisting uncertified doctors doctortreeshirt_sm.jpg

From 2011 to 2017, Drs. Sean and Rosemarie Cambridge, two foreign-trained physicians, provided medical care to hundreds of patients in Chilliwack, B.C., under a provisional medical licence issued by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. During this period of time the government paid the Cambridge physicians millions of dollars in fees, according to B.C.’s Medical Service Plan (MSP) billing records. In the fall of 2017, the Cambridge physicians’ medical licences were cancelled on the basis that they had failed to meet the requirements for continued registration and licensure. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 11:44 AM

Diamond and Diamond grows service offerings

Diamond and Diamond Lawyers LLP, a firm that started in the personal injury space and expanded to offer real estate, wills, immigration and family law services has now added a commercial and civil litigation division. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 9:39 AM - Last Updated: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 12:37 PM

McLachlin will advocate for Office of JAG in new role as CAF’s ‘honorary captain (Navy)’ Geneviève Bernatchez and Beverley McLachlin

From “yes, my lady” to “aye, aye captain” — Beverley McLachlin, former chief justice of Canada, is adding another to her new roles, which already include bestselling Canadian novelist, Hong Kong Supreme Court judge, and now honorary captain (Navy) of the Office of the Judge Advocate General (JAG). ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 8:50 AM

Access to Justice: Action committee looks at problems, innovative solutions | Thomas Cromwell

Access to justice leaders from coast to coast to coast met for two and one-half days in Ottawa in April at the annual summit of the Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters. These people know better than most how big a challenge we face in improving access to justice. But that did not temper the enthusiasm for what has been accomplished or weaken the resolve to keep working for change. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 8:35 AM

PARTIES - Class or representative actions - Common interests and issues

Appeal by the defendant Facebook from a decision certifying the action as a class proceeding. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 8:33 AM

WILLS - Variation - Contestation of claims

Appeal by the deceased’s former wife from an order dismissing her application to file a claim against the estate of her former husband seeking variation of his will in her favour and to contest the validity of the will. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 10:14 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Class or representative actions - Certification

Appeals by the parties to a proposed class action in respect of a partial certification order. ... [read more]