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Wednesday, March 11, 2020 @ 9:34 AM

Run but not hide: U.S. court to rule on Canadian disgorgement order money_magnet_sm

The Nevada Supreme Court is set to hear an appeal of a Nevada District Court’s decision which, if upheld, will mark the first time a U.S. court recognizes an order from a Canadian securities regulator. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 @ 9:29 AM

Proposed increase of judicial appointment list to six candidates informed by consultation, AG says Doug_Downey_sm_new

After further consultation with justice stakeholders, Ontario Attorney General Doug Downey has released his proposed changes to fill judicial vacancies. These revisions have not been introduced in the legislature yet, and legal organizations are continuing to voice their opinions on what they think will work and what needs to change. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 @ 1:27 PM - Last Updated: Thursday, March 12, 2020 @ 9:19 AM

Pluralism in public law shouldn’t be a cover for pursuing judicial preferences: Fed CA Judge Stratas Justice David Stratas

Federal Court of Appeal Justice David Stratas cautions that judges should not develop public law to suit their own personal policy preferences, under the guise of engaging in legal “pluralism.” The judge, a leading thinker on administrative law in Canada, said he shares what he described as University of Ottawa law professor Paul Daly’s perspective that well-established legal doctrine is not “an inconvenient obstacle to progress” ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 @ 9:59 AM - Last Updated: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 @ 12:31 PM

New offences proposed to ban ‘conversion therapy’ of children, coercive practices against adults Bardish Chagger and David Lametti

The Liberal government has introduced what it calls the world’s most “progressive and comprehensive” criminal prohibitions in relation to conversion “therapy” for both children and LGBTQ2 adults in a move which may also raise some constitutional questions implicating freedom of expression and religion. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 @ 8:18 AM

EVIDENCE - Hearsay rule - Exceptions - Expert evidence - Lay persons

Appeal by the accused P and C from convictions for conspiracy to affect the public market price of shares with intent to defraud and for affecting the public market price of shares with intent to defraud. ... [read more]

Monday, March 09, 2020 @ 12:52 PM

What coronavirus could mean to jail, bail, lockdowns, release twoprisonersinorange

The outbreak of COVID-19, or coronavirus, has been well covered in the media. While the risks associated with the outbreak are not as concerning as many other diseases, the fast spread of a novel virus is a cause for concern. Travel has been affected and many large-scale events have been cancelled or rescheduled in a hope to limit the spread of the virus. One of the most common locations being publicized is the outbreak on various cruise ships. ... [read more]

Monday, March 09, 2020 @ 9:30 AM

Everything’s interconnected in justice system, lawyers say in response to Alberta budget CBA Alberta president Ola Malik

Alberta’s recent budget funding package for the Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General is meeting mixed reactions from observers in the legal community, who are saying the government’s focus on targeting things like rural crime is positive but could have a cascading effect across other sectors of the justice system. ... [read more]

Friday, March 06, 2020 @ 3:37 PM

Two judges appointed to Quebec Superior Court

The federal Department of Justice (DOJ) on March 6 announced that Claudia P. Prémont and Philippe Cantin are appointed judges of the Superior Court of Quebec. ... [read more]

Friday, March 06, 2020 @ 3:34 PM

Feds appoint judge to Ontario Superior Court of Justice

The Department of Justice announced on March 6 that Marc E. Smith, a partner at Forget Smith Barristers in Ottawa, is appointed a judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario.  ... [read more]

Friday, March 06, 2020 @ 2:03 PM

Ottawa appoints three judges to Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench

The federal Department of Justice announced on March 6 the appointment of three judges to Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench. ... [read more]