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Thursday, January 17, 2019 @ 11:26 AM

Court must balance rules of evidence while recognizing Indigenous traditions, B.C. judge rules Merle Alexander, Miller Titerle & Co.

In a ruling being characterized as a first in Canada, a B.C. Supreme Court judge has ruled an Indigenous elder can present evidence as part of a panel during depositions in a land claims case, which the First Nation’s counsel is describing as “righting a historical wrong” and providing a method for evidence to be as reliable and meaningful as possible. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 17, 2019 @ 9:27 AM

Hi-Tech: More women tech entrepreneurs just what industry needs | Luigi Benetton

Software development has long been known as a “boys’ club” but women leaders are making their mark on the industry too. Their perspectives may be what the field needs to build more sustainable successes. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 17, 2019 @ 6:24 AM

PUBLIC UTILITIES - Electricity

Application by TransAlta Generation Partnership (TransAlta) to strike the Balancing Pool’s application. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 17, 2019 @ 6:23 AM

BARRISTERS AND SOLICITORS - Negligence - In conduct of action - Settlements

Appeal by the plaintiff from partial summary judgment dismissing his action against P, one of the lawyers he sued for professional negligence. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 @ 12:11 PM

Relationship between police and forensics impedes independence | Laurelly Dale

We are loyal to those that retain us. Biologists at the Centre of Forensic Sciences (CFS) are assigned case files to process exhibits submitted to them from the police. These cases are almost always of a serious nature, involving dozens to hundreds of exhibits. What ensues are ongoing teleconferences, meetings and e-mail correspondence between the biologist and Ident officer. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 @ 12:01 PM

Lenczner Slaght names two new partners, adds discovery counsel

Lenczner Slaght announced that Brendan Morrison and Andrew Porter have joined the partnership, and that Sarah Millar has been named discovery counsel. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ 3:15 PM

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The Divisional Court of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently dismissed an appeal by a self-represented litigant (SRL) that shines a light on the many challenges of self-representation. ... [read more]

Monday, January 14, 2019 @ 12:41 PM - Last Updated: Monday, January 14, 2019 @ 3:23 PM

Wilson-Raybould defends record at DOJ as ex-law prof Lametti succeeds her as AG Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promoted former McGill University law professor David Lametti to Justice minister and attorney general, shuffling incumbent Jody Wilson-Raybould to the less-senior, but prominent, Veterans Affairs portfolio. ... [read more]

Monday, January 14, 2019 @ 10:37 AM

CIVIL EVIDENCE - Documentary evidence - Sealed evidence

Application by the defendant PacNet Services Ltd. (PacNet) and the Day Defendants for a sealing of the entire court file. ... [read more]

Friday, January 11, 2019 @ 1:29 PM

ELECTIONS - Voters or electors - Qualifications - Residency

Appeal by Frank and Duong from a judgment of the Ontario Court of Appeal setting aside a decision that found provisions of the Canada Elections Act (Act) unconstitutional and of no force or effect. ... [read more]