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Tuesday, April 30, 2019 @ 12:43 PM

Ontario still must do more to boost Indigenous representation on juries, scholars say Nicole_O'Byrne_sm

Ontario’s bid to expand the scope of potential jurors in the province is a step toward greater diversity in jury boxes, but additional changes are needed to boost the inclusion of Indigenous people, legal minds say. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 @ 9:58 AM

ONCA ruling that Crowns not immune from civil claims for misfeasance could be headed to SCC Lorne Honickman

The Ontario Court of Appeal’s groundbreaking ruling that Crown attorneys aren’t immune from being sued for misfeasance in public office is the kind of novel issue affecting lawyers and the criminal justice system that could attract the Supreme Court of Canada’s attention, if the parties decide to take the case up to the top court. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 @ 8:40 AM

DEFAMATION - What constitutes publication - In mass media

Appeal by four defendants from a finding of joint and several liability for defamation. ... [read more]

Monday, April 29, 2019 @ 11:06 AM

Habeas corpus and immigration detention: Really an option? immigration_jail_sm

Immigration lawyers everywhere whose clients include those being held in immigration detention are anxiously awaiting the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, et al. v. Tusif Ur Rehman Chhina, Docket 37770. The Supreme Court is expected to weigh in on availability of a writ of habeas corpus to those being held in immigration detention. ... [read more]

Monday, April 29, 2019 @ 10:44 AM

FATAL ACCIDENTS ACTS - Effect of legislation

Appeal by the defendants from a decision setting aside their limitation defence. ... [read more]

Monday, April 29, 2019 @ 9:00 AM

Trudeau could make history by appointing first female majority SCC; next judge likely to come from Que. CA  Clément Gascon

With the impending retirement of Supreme Court Justice Clément Gascon, Canada’s avowedly feminist prime minister has a historic opportunity to give women, for the first time, a five-judge majority on the nine-member bench of the Supreme Court of Canada. ... [read more]

Friday, April 26, 2019 @ 9:00 AM

Why you need to get legal translations right translation_legal_sm

Whether it is a criminal case that will change the course of someone’s life or a transaction worth thousands of dollars, when legal translation services are needed, they need to be the best. ... [read more]

Friday, April 26, 2019 @ 6:14 AM

GOVERNMENT - Council members - Contested elections - Influence

Appeal by H from an order of a special chambers judge dismissing his fiat application authorizing him to apply for an order in the nature of quo warranto challenging the legality of an election. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 25, 2019 @ 8:46 AM

Law Society of Ontario should step up for pro bono | Guy Pratte

The recent provincial budget proposal of a 30 per cent funding cut to Legal Aid Ontario with no funding for Pro Bono Ontario (PBO), highlights the challenges the legal profession needs to grapple with: the access to justice crisis, the obligations of government, a healthy legal aid and the need to innovate. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 25, 2019 @ 8:06 AM

DEFAMATION - Defences - Fair comment

Appeal by the defendant from a decision refusing to dismiss the defamation action under the anti-slapp provisions and from the costs order of $19,731 in favour of the respondent. ... [read more]