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Friday, July 06, 2018 @ 8:29 AM

Prison administration - Conditions and treatment - Rights of prisoners

Application by Johnson, a federal penitentiary inmate, for judicial review of a decision of the Assistant Commissioner that denied his final level grievance of Correctional Service of Canada's provision of powdered milk in its National Food Menu. ... [read more]

Friday, July 06, 2018 @ 7:10 AM

Judiciary discloses more about its sexual assault law training as Parliament considers compelling judicial progress reports Kim Pate

The Canadian Judicial Council (CJC) has rolled out a new website disclosing the courses it provides to 1,100 federally appointed judges — including courses aimed at training judges to avoid rape myths and other egregious errors in sexual assault trials. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 05, 2018 @ 12:21 PM

Up in smoke: Preparing for the presence of marijuana in the workplace 2mentossingbomb.jpg

Bill C-45, the government’s marijuana legalization bill, was passed in a historic Senate vote (52-29) on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, resulting in subsequent confirmation from Prime Minister Trudeau that marijuana products will be legally consumable across Canada starting on Oct. 17, 2018. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 05, 2018 @ 9:30 AM

Trudeau government breaks promise to disclose info on new federal judges ‘shortly’ Jody Wilson-Raybould

The Trudeau government’s pledge to shed more light on the qualifications, backgrounds and relevant views and attitudes of the scores of superior court judges it appoints below the Supreme Court of Canada remains a mostly unfulfilled promise so far. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 05, 2018 @ 9:13 AM

The Trudeau government and the recriminalization of cannabis | Michael Bryant

Cannabis crime will go up, not down, now that cannabis has been “legalized” by the Trudeau government. Because the law that passed Parliament amounts to a recriminalization of cannabis possession, production and commercialization. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 04, 2018 @ 2:28 PM

Sunrise Propane explosion highlights importance of due diligence gastruck_sm.jpg

The Sunrise Propane explosion in 2008 serves as a stark reminder of the importance of due diligence when conducting business operations that are inherently dangerous to human health and the environment. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 04, 2018 @ 10:15 AM

Two new judges for Nunavut but more needed, lawyer says James_Morton_sm

Two new judges for Nunavut’s strained court system will “make a difference,” but more are still needed “to make the system work properly,” says a lawyer regularly in the remote northern territory. On June 22, the federal Department of Justice announced the appointments of Justices Susan Charlesworth and Christian Lyons, both of whom have years of experience as lawyers practising in the trenches of Nunavut’s challenged justice system. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 04, 2018 @ 9:04 AM

B.C. pledges action on casino money laundering Richard Fowler

The B.C. government has vowed to crack down on money laundering in the gaming sector after a scathing report identified millions of dollars in dirty money that passed through provincial casinos, but an expert is saying it is likely organized crime has started to shift its focus to other areas of the economy. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 04, 2018 @ 8:47 AM

PAROLE - Eligibility

Appeal by the offender, Simmonds, from a chambers judgment affirming the constitutional validity of judicial screening of his faint hope application in respect of parole eligibility. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 04, 2018 @ 8:38 AM

SCOTUS and the right side of history | Jennifer Taylor

The last page of Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s dissent in Trump v. Hawaii is now hanging on my office door. It’s a reminder of two things: First, court decisions are not always right (the majority in Trump v. Hawaii upheld the president’s so-called travel ban, a proclamation imposing “entry restrictions” on, and effectively banning travellers from, several mostly Muslim-majority countries). ... [read more]