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Tuesday, July 10, 2018 @ 10:16 AM

DISCRIMINATION - Prohibited grounds - Religion - Context - Education

Appeal by the Academy from a decision confirming a Human Rights Tribunal decision that the appellant unlawfully discriminated against two high school students by prohibiting them from performing prescribed forms of prayer on campus. ... [read more]

Monday, July 09, 2018 @ 1:08 PM

TWU, law societies and a can of worms | Robert Harvie

Having been a bencher with the Law Society of Alberta when the Trinity Western University (TWU) issue first came to fruition, I was involved in the discussion and debate about how we would respond to TWU graduates once their program was approved by the Federation of Law Societies. ... [read more]

Friday, July 06, 2018 @ 1:40 PM

EXPROPRIATION - Grounds for contestation - Illegality of enabling provision - By a municipality

Appeal by Ville de Lorraine (Lorraine) from a judgment of the Quebec Court of Appeal setting aside a decision of the Quebec Superior Court which dismissed 2646 8926 Québec inc.’s (2646) action in nullity. ... [read more]

Friday, July 06, 2018 @ 7:10 AM

Judiciary discloses more about its sexual assault law training as Parliament considers compelling judicial progress reports Kim Pate

The Canadian Judicial Council (CJC) has rolled out a new website disclosing the courses it provides to 1,100 federally appointed judges — including courses aimed at training judges to avoid rape myths and other egregious errors in sexual assault trials. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 05, 2018 @ 10:52 AM

Pitblado Law adds litigation lawyer

Pitblado Law has announced that Michael Merner has joined the firm. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 05, 2018 @ 9:30 AM

Trudeau government breaks promise to disclose info on new federal judges ‘shortly’ Jody Wilson-Raybould

The Trudeau government’s pledge to shed more light on the qualifications, backgrounds and relevant views and attitudes of the scores of superior court judges it appoints below the Supreme Court of Canada remains a mostly unfulfilled promise so far. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 05, 2018 @ 8:47 AM

BARRISTER AND SOLICITORS - Legal aid - Right to legal aid

Appeal by P and the Human Rights Commission from a decision setting aside a decision of the Commission that the Legal Aid Commission’s policy of not funding legal counsel for human rights complaints discriminated against disabled complainants. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 04, 2018 @ 2:28 PM

Sunrise Propane explosion highlights importance of due diligence gastruck_sm.jpg

The Sunrise Propane explosion in 2008 serves as a stark reminder of the importance of due diligence when conducting business operations that are inherently dangerous to human health and the environment. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 04, 2018 @ 8:49 AM

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - Evidence - Admissibility

Appeal by the plaintiff, Dahl, from an order dismissing her negligence claim against the defendant, the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 04, 2018 @ 8:25 AM

In Quebec, time runs out on guilt by association expired_meter_sm

In 9302-9239 Québec inc. (Habitations Mozenco) v. Média QMI inc. 2018 QCCA 846, Quebec’s Appeal Court held that “guilt by association” may be a familiar saying on the street but it is not a legal maxim in the courts. Quebec’s Press Act sets a short, three-month period in which to sue a newspaper for defamation but extends that period to one year if the newspaper article accuses the plaintiff of committing a criminal offence. ... [read more]