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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]

Friday, October 27, 2017 @ 8:35 AM

Early evidence gathering helps with challenge of proving workplace sexual harassment

Successfully proving sexual harassment is a highly difficult task for any seasoned lawyer. In the civil context, the complainant bears the onus of proving that the sexual harassment occurred on a balance of probabilities. While this is a far less rigorous evidentiary standard than in the criminal context, convincing an adjudicator that unwelcome sexual harassment more likely than not occurred is, in most cases, far from a slam dunk. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 26, 2017 @ 5:20 PM

Rae skewers Liberals’ SCC appointment process Bob Rae

Asking judges and other senior jurists to apply for the Supreme Court of Canada in the name of expanding the top court’s diversity is “misguided” because it effectively excludes some people who feel it is unseemly to compete for the job, said Bob Rae, Ontario’s ex-NDP premier, and the former interim leader of the federal Liberals. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 @ 12:43 PM

Liberals fail to deliver on pledge to publish excerpts ‘shortly’ from applications for bench Sossin

Time still crawls at the Department of Justice (DOJ) when it comes to judicial appointments — and the government admits that limited resources devoted to the task are a factor. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 @ 7:38 AM

MPs heed defence bar’s warning that compelling defence disclosure in sex assault cases violates Charter Megan Savard

Members of the defence bar who warn that imposing unprecedented new disclosure requirements on people accused of sexual assault is unconstitutional say MPs appeared receptive to their suggestions for improving Bill C-51. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 7:14 AM

CJC ‘very hopeful’ Senate will heed red flags judiciary raised about judicial training Norman_Sabourin

The Canadian Judicial Council (CJC) has turned down Sen. Kim Pate’s request to particularize how federal judges are trained to handle sexual assault cases — but the powerful council of 39 chief justices says it remains “very hopeful” that the Senate will fix a judicial training bill opposed by the judicial branch. ... [read more]