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Monday, July 15, 2019 @ 9:33 AM - Last Updated: Monday, July 15, 2019 @ 1:43 PM

Still long road to go for Trans Mountain as environmental, First Nation groups dispute reapproval Merle Alexander, Miller Titerle & Co.

The bell has rung for another round of the fight against the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, with a number of groups challenging the federal cabinet’s recent reapproval of the project on the ground the risks of the project to the environment were not adequately dealt with and the government failed in its duty to properly consult with affected First Nations. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 @ 4:26 PM

Quebec Court of Appeal judge nominated to replace Gascon on SCC

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on July 10 the nomination of the Honourable Nicholas Kasirer to the Supreme Court of Canada. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 03, 2019 @ 12:36 PM

Union rights cannot circumvent New Brunswick bilingualism law, lawyer says Michel_Doucet_sm

Seniority rights of New Brunswick’s unionized paramedics cannot “trump” residents’ constitutional right to receive services in both English and French throughout the province, says a lawyer of a court decision involving Canada’s only bilingual province. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 02, 2019 @ 9:32 AM

Administrative segregation unconstitutional, but can stay in place for now: B.C. Appeal Court Alison Latimer, Arvay Finlay LLP

In a pair of decisions on the thorny issue of the segregation of prisoners in federal prisons, the B.C. Court of Appeal has largely upheld a lower court decision that declared the practice unconstitutional but granted an extension on a declaration of constitutional invalidity in order to give the federal government more time to implement a new regime which was recently passed by Parliament. ... [read more]

Friday, June 28, 2019 @ 5:51 PM

Ontario’s top court rules federal carbon-pricing plan constitutional Stewart Elgie

In a 4-1 opinion released on June 28, the Ontario Court of Appeal held that the federal Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, enacted in April, is constitutional. ... [read more]

Friday, June 28, 2019 @ 10:41 AM

Two judges appointed to Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench

The federal Department of Justice on June 27 announced judicial appointments for the province of Manitoba. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 27, 2019 @ 4:18 PM

Ottawa promotes judge in Ontario, one in Quebec

The federal Department of Justice on June 27 announced the following judicial appointments: ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 @ 10:53 AM

Ontario judge named to Specific Claims Tribunal

The federal Department of Justice (DOJ) on June 26 announced that Victoria Chiapetta, a judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario, is appointed as a full-time member of the Specific Claims Tribunal for a five-year term. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 @ 11:09 AM

B.C. Appeal Court ruling leaves questions about independence of provincial bodies: lawyer Mark Underhill, Arvay Finlay LLP

The B.C. Court of Appeal has ruled the head of a provincial board tasked with reviewing the cases of people deemed unfit to stand trial does not have the same amount of independence as members of the judiciary have, but the chair’s lawyer is calling the implications of the ruling on other bodies in the province unclear. ... [read more]

Monday, June 24, 2019 @ 3:04 PM

Justice Department promotes judge to Federal Court of Appeal

The federal Department of Justice on June 24 announced that Justice Anne L. Mactavish, a judge of the Federal Court, is appointed a judge of the Federal Court of Appeal. Justice Mactavish fills a new position authorized under s. 95 of the Anti-terrorism Act. ... [read more]