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Tuesday, August 01, 2017 @ 07:10 AM

Insistence on French for SCC judges could block historic appointment of first Indigenous judge Borrows

The Trudeau government’s pledge to fill the Supreme Court of Canada’s impending western vacancy with a bilingual jurist who can function in French is liable to block the historic appointment of its first Indigenous judge, lawyers say. ... [read more]

Monday, July 31, 2017 @ 01:46 PM

Vincent joins Langlois lawyers' business law group

Kateri Vincent has joined Langlois lawyers as a member of its business law group. ... [read more]

Friday, July 28, 2017 @ 02:43 PM

Updated: Perpetual contracts terminable by just one side enforceable under Quebec civil law: SCC Gascon

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that perpetual obligations are enforceable under Quebec civil law in a 6-3 judgment that requires the Quebec pharmacy chain Uniprix to stick to its contract of affiliation entitling a member drug store to unilaterally automatically renew its agreement every five years. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 06:06 PM

SCC’s new split on standards of review reignites administrative law debate Paul Daly

Heaping fuel on a long-simmering administrative law debate, the Supreme Court has divided over standards of review and questions of jurisdiction, arbitrability and standing raised by its judgment that deems reasonable an arbitrator’s refusal to hear a Quebec radiologist’s complaint that his lab did not get enough special government compensation for updating its imaging equipment. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 02:59 PM

Richter new partner with Torys in Montreal

Christopher Richter has joined Torys as a partner in the firm's Montreal office. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 01:42 PM

HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS - Doctors - Remuneration and professional fees - Administrative agreement

Appeal by the Attorney General of Quebec from a judgment of the Quebec Court of Appeal affirming a decision allowing the respondent’s application for judicial review of a decision of the council of arbitration. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 @ 10:15 AM

Updated: Supreme Court clarifies duty to consult Karakatsanis

The Supreme Court of Canada has shed new light on the Crown’s duty to consult with Indigenous groups prior to the National Energy Board (NEB), or other regulatory agency, approving resource developments that could affect treaty or Indigenous rights. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 @ 08:24 AM

LIMITATION OF ACTIONS - Conflict between limitation periods - Which limitation period applies

Appeal by the estate of Father Crampton from the dismissal of its motion to have a cross-claim against it dismissed as statute-barred. ... [read more]

Monday, July 24, 2017 @ 08:16 AM

ACCESS TO INFORMATION AND PRIVACY - Access to information - Inspection of public documents - Requests for disclosure - Bars and grounds for refusal - Solicitor-client privilege

Appeal by the Attorney General of British Columbia from a chambers judge decision finding that certain inadvertently disclosed communications in the context of access to information request were not protected by solicitor-client privilege. ... [read more]

Monday, July 24, 2017 @ 06:57 AM

Chief Justice Crampton warns failure to fund Federal Court could lead to shuttered courtrooms Exclusive

Chief Justice Paul Crampton says the Federal Court might be forced to shutter its courtrooms at least one day a week in response to the Trudeau government’s failure to adequately fund the national trial court handling the bulk of litigation against the federal government. ... [read more]