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Monday, September 18, 2017 @ 12:16 PM

Union expresses privacy concerns over proposed locomotive cameras Sharon Bauer, Wolfe Lawyers

A union representing railway employees alleges proposed government legislation on rail safety contains a “landmark privacy violation” — an argument legal observers say may have some merit. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 14, 2017 @ 11:42 AM

CANADIAN CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS - Legal rights - Protection against cruel and unusual treatment or punishment

Appeal by the Attorneys General of Ontario and Canada from a Superior Court of Justice decision finding that frequent lockdowns at Maplehurst Correctional Complex (Maplehurst) violated Ogiamien’s and Nguyen’s Charter rights. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @ 08:50 AM

CANADIAN CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS - Remedies for denial of rights

Appeal by ES from a Superior Court of Justice decision that upheld a Consent and Capacity Board decision determining that the Board did not have jurisdiction to grant the appellant a remedy under s. 24(1) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Charter). ... [read more]

Friday, September 08, 2017 @ 12:55 PM


Appeal from a judgment of the British Columbia Court of Appeal allowing an application for judicial review of surrender orders made by the Minister of Justice against Badesha and Sidhu, setting the orders aside and remitting the matter to the Minister for further consideration. ... [read more]

Friday, September 08, 2017 @ 08:37 AM

Feds revive support program for court cases involving human rights, official languages Jody Wilson-Raybould, federal Minister of Justice and Attorney General

The University of Ottawa has been chosen as the home for a revived federal government program which provides financial support for court cases involving human rights and official language issues. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 07, 2017 @ 08:54 AM

Law Commission of Ontario to present findings from end-of-life project at conference Ryan Fritsch sm

When it comes to discussions around end-of-life care, the Law Commission of Ontario has found that lawyers and health care professionals need to work toward a better interprofessional relationship to benefit their clients/patients. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 @ 08:48 AM

CANADIAN CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS - Legal rights - On arrest or detention - To test validity through habeas corpus - Remedies for denial of rights - Procedural remedies - Habeas corpus

Appeal by Chhina, an immigration detainee, from the dismissal of his application for habeus corpus. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 05, 2017 @ 08:42 AM

Beware of media, say lawyers after televised recording of breath test leads to acquittal Bruce_Daley_sm

Lawyers say defence counsel and their clients must always be aware of those watching and listening following the acquittal of a driver who had his failed roadside breath test and legal consultation recorded by a TV news station. ... [read more]

Friday, September 01, 2017 @ 07:02 AM

Two federal departments for Indigenous issues could bring headaches, scholar says Signa_Daum_Shanks

Interested lawyers will need to have “the best peripheral vision they’ve ever had” after the federal Liberal government divided the Department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs in two, says one legal scholar. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 31, 2017 @ 12:39 PM

Ontario Court of Appeal upholds free speech as it throws out trespass notice

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal ruling that quashed a trespassing charge against a self-described citizen journalist for protesting on town property is being described by lawyers as a victory for free speech rights. ... [read more]