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Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 9:51 AM

Alberta court strikes down deposit requirement for federal election candidates Paul Cavalluzzo, Cavalluzzo Shilton McIntyre Cornish LLP

Individuals seeking to become candidates for the House of Commons will no longer have to pay a $1,000 deposit after an Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench justice declared the provision unconstitutional. ... [read more]

Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 1:08 PM

Critics maintain Bill 62 unfairly targets Quebec’s small number of devout Muslim women

People who land public sector jobs in a post-Bill 62 Quebec could fight against having to make people show their faces when receiving services  — even if that demand is stipulated in hiring contracts, said a prominent human rights lawyer. ... [read more]

Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 12:19 PM

Ottawa law professor Grammond named Federal Court judge

Sébastien Grammond, who is a University of Ottawa professor of civil law, has been named to the Federal Court. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 09, 2017 @ 6:54 AM

Ottawa sticks to its plan to compel judges to publicly disclose expenses Beverley-MCLACHLIN

The Liberal government has refused the judiciary’s plea to water down proposed legislative changes that would require judges to publicly disclose their travel and other expenses for the first time. ... [read more]

Monday, November 06, 2017 @ 4:58 PM

Nova Scotia’s ‘secure’ drivers licences raise privacy concerns with lawyers David_Fraser_sm

A prominent Nova Scotia privacy lawyer and a veteran criminal lawyer are red-flagging the possibility of easy police access to people’s biometric data gathered through the province’s new “secure” driver’s licence and ID cards. ... [read more]

Monday, November 06, 2017 @ 1:19 PM

Discussion on medically assisted death should be extended to youth: pediatric group Mary Jane Dykeman, DDO Health Law

With medical assistance in dying (MAiD) now legal in Canada, parliamentarians are looking to extend the conversation beyond the strict requirements on the procedure enshrined in federal legislation. And a group representing Canadian pediatricians is saying the conversation should include those under the age of 18. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 02, 2017 @ 10:34 AM - Last Updated: Thursday, November 02, 2017 @ 6:13 PM

Presence of Indigenous sacred sites doesn’t bar ski development, SCC rules Gregory Tucker

The Supreme Court has specified new limits for the scope of the s. 2(a) Charter right to religious freedom, but has not slammed the constitutional door shut on protecting sites on public lands that are sacred to Indigenous spiritual belief and practice. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 @ 8:26 AM

Bill 62 neither rationally connected to its objective nor proportionate to negative effects | Leenat Jilani

If there is one thing that can be extrapolated from the Supreme Court of Canada case of Canada v. Bedford 2013 SCC 72, it is that the voices and choices of women deserve to be heard. Bill 62 banning face coverings, including the niqab worn by some Muslim women, for those providing and receiving a public service, is unconstitutional and a direct violation to freedom of conscience and religion. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 @ 9:18 AM

Firearms lobby loses bid to thwart Quebec gun registry Stéphane Beaulac

The National Firearms Association and a Quebec-based pro-gun lobby group failed to put a stop to Quebec’s long-gun registry after the Superior Court held that the registry was constitutional. ... [read more]

Monday, October 30, 2017 @ 3:11 PM

‘Vast array of people’ could challenge Quebec's Bill 62, lawyer says Jeremy_Little_sm

Quebec public employees opposed to Bill 62 have “a number” of paths to legal recourse should they refuse to enforce the controversial neutrality law, lawyers say. ... [read more]