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Tuesday, October 31, 2017 @ 3:52 PM

New chief justice appointed for P.E.I.

Justice Tracey L. Clements, who was only appointed to the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island in the spring, has been named as its chief justice. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 @ 3:45 PM

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls interim report out Nov. 1

In spite of a rocky start that included staff departures and logistical challenges, the commissioners of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (NI-MMIWG) have completed their first report. ... [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]

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 @ 8:46 AM

CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES - Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms - Legal rights - Protection against unreasonable search and seizure

Appeal by the accused, Bennett, from a conviction for weapon offences. ... [read more]

Monday, October 30, 2017 @ 5:29 PM

MPs urge Ottawa to create civil legal aid fund Anthony Housefather

The Commons Justice Committee has recommended that Ottawa revamp the current amorphous block funding the federal government gives the provinces and territories for legal aid by creating a separate earmarked civil legal aid fund for provinces that is administered under the Department of Justice (DOJ) Canada Legal Aid Program. ... [read more]

Monday, October 30, 2017 @ 11:08 AM

Two new judicial appointments in P.E.I.

Justice Terri A. MacPherson and Justice James W. Gormley are the two newest members of the bench in Prince Edward Island. ... [read more]

Monday, October 30, 2017 @ 11:04 AM

Justice Lachance named to the Superior Court of Quebec

Justice Myriam Lachance, a judge of the Court of Quebec, has been named to the Superior Court of Quebec for the district of Montreal. ... [read more]

Monday, October 30, 2017 @ 10:53 AM

Ontario promotes one judge and adds two new ones

There will be new faces on the Ontario bench and one person in a new role. ... [read more]

Monday, October 30, 2017 @ 9:19 AM

CRIMINAL CODE OFFENCES - Sexual offences, public morals, disorderly conduct and nuisances - Voyeurism

Appeal by the Crown from the acquittal of the accused, Jarvis, of voyeurism. ... [read more]

Friday, October 27, 2017 @ 1:49 PM

Prosecutors hand out national awards

The Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) Heads of Prosecutions Committee honoured some of the top prosecutors in the country at the Oct. 26 National Prosecution Awards ceremony. ... [read more]