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Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 1:00 PM

Two new Superior Court judges appointed in Ontario

There are two new members of the bench in Ontario. ... [read more]

Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 12:55 PM

Crown counsel named judge in Newfoundland and Labrador

Vikas Khaladkar who served as the Crown counsel with the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Justice and Public Safety, is now a judge with the St. John’s-based trial division of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... [read more]

Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 12:55 PM

Dadour named to bench in Quebec

The Superior Court of Quebec has a new member. François Dadour, a partner at Poupart, Dadour, Touma and Partners, has been appointed as a justice with the court for the district of Montreal. ... [read more]

Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 9:25 AM

Access to justice pilot project highlights need to inform Ontarians of language rights Cameron Fiske sm

Practices established through a pilot project to enhance access to justice in French have been made permanent at the Ottawa courthouse after the Ministry of the Attorney General released a final report on the project’s priorities and recommendations. ... [read more]

Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 7:50 AM

Doing business in U.S. marijuana market a risky venture for Canadian firms: experts James Munro, McMillan LLP

Canada’s security regulators are raising red flags about Canadian marijuana companies doing business in U.S. states which have legalized use of the drug, and legal experts note such companies could risk being delisted from the nation’s stock exchanges if they started or continued to operate south of the border. ... [read more]

Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 11:18 AM

Saskatchewan may regulate paralegals to solve ‘access to justice crisis,’ says scholar Sarah_Buhler_sm

In a bid to cope with an “access to justice crisis,” a task team in Saskatchewan is exploring the option of using regulated paralegals as a way of expanding the roles of non-lawyers in that province, says a Saskatoon scholar. ... [read more]

Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 8:41 AM

Privacy rights apply to travellers’ luggage, court says luggage_search_sm

You may assume that your privacy rights are moot once you enter an airport, and especially so after you watch your luggage drift further and further away from you on a conveyer belt. Yet interestingly, in R. v. Neyazi 2014 ONSC 6838, Ontario’s Superior Court has confirmed that we do in fact have privacy interests in our luggage when we enter an airport — substantial ones. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 2:14 PM

Legal scholar honoured in Persons Case awards ceremony

Every year, in honour of the Persons Case, the Governor General honours Canadians who have made contributions to the advancement of women's equality. This year, there are five recipients, including a noted legal scholar. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 12:57 PM - Last Updated: Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 5:10 PM

SCC says conditional sentences are not terms of ‘imprisonment’ leading to immigration deportation Aris Daghighian

In a judgment welcomed by immigration lawyers, but called “disappointing” on the administrative law front, the Supreme Court has ruled that permanent residents sentenced in Canada to conditional sentences cannot be deported for “serious criminality” under s. 36(1)(a) the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA). ... [read more]

Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 12:22 PM

Justice Minc has high hopes for Concordia’s jurist in residence program Morton Minc

Justice Morton Minc wants to educate and influence the next generation of lawyers before they even get to law school. That’s why he’s excited to be serving as the first jurist in residence at Montreal's Concordia University. ... [read more]