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Monday, October 02, 2017 @ 9:34 AM

British Columbia probing possible money laundering at provincial casino Mike Farnworth, B.C. Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General

The B.C. government has appointed an independent expert to conduct a review of the province's anti-money-laundering policies and practices in the gambling industry after a report identified a number of suspicious monetary transactions at a provincial casino. ... [read more]

Monday, October 02, 2017 @ 8:45 AM

EVIDENCE - Admissibility - Prejudicial evidence - Confessions and statements by the accused

Appeal by the accused, Niemi, from a conviction for first degree murder. ... [read more]

Friday, September 29, 2017 @ 12:58 PM

B.C. must play catch-up on cannabis legalization: lawyer James Munro, McMillan LLP

The clock is ticking towards the federal government's legalization of cannabis, and a legal expert says British Columbia has its work cut out for it as it moves to develop a provincial framework for regulating and selling the drug. ... [read more]

Friday, September 29, 2017 @ 9:32 AM

Lawyers hope Nova Scotia strikes right chord on new cyberbullying legislation David Fraser

A Halifax privacy lawyer who led a campaign to have Nova Scotia's cyberbullying laws declared unconstitutional is cautiously optimistic the province will get it right the second time around, while another legal mind worries about the new legislation being a “toothless tiger.” ... [read more]

Friday, September 29, 2017 @ 8:35 AM

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Trial judge’s duties - Charge or directions

Appeal by the accused from his conviction of manslaughter. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 28, 2017 @ 9:07 AM

Federal government plan to increase bilingual judges called a 'timely update' Francis Poulin, Power Law

The federal government has announced an action plan to increase the bilingual capacity of the nation's superior court judiciary. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 @ 1:12 PM

More support needed for victims of sexual assault: lawyer Elizabeth Grace, Lerners LLP

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has released its strategy for dealing with sexual assault cases as a result of media outcry regarding the number of cases in the past deemed to have no merit, but a lawyer who has worked with victims says more support is needed for people who come forward to ensure they understand the legal implications of their complaints. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 @ 11:57 AM

Request for more judges a necessary move for strained system, lawyers say Melanie_Manchee_sm

Ontario’s Superior Court needs additional judges for a strained system that forces the accused to wait years for trial, makes civil cases the “lesser third cousin” to criminal matters and has children sit in “emotionally charged” homes as parents await divorce proceedings, say lawyers. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 @ 9:39 AM

Light shed on when electricity distributors can share customer data with police Electricity distributors

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision found that the use of customer information by police without consent or judicial authorization is an unreasonable search and seizure. The ruling is in line with evolving case law that individuals reasonably have a heightened expectation of privacy over activities conducted in their own homes. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 @ 8:42 AM

ELECTIONS - Candidates - Official agents and auditors - Expenses - Regulation - Election documents - Election financing - Maximum election expenses - Contested and controverted elections - Offences and penalties

Appeal by the accused from a Superior Court of Justice decision dismissing an appeal from convictions under the Canada Elections Act (CEA). ... [read more]