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Friday, August 26, 2022 @ 11:06 AM

Ontario courts to take pause on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

On Aug. 25, Ontario’s three chief justices issued the following statement regarding Sept. 30, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 25, 2022 @ 11:49 AM

Cox & Palmer’s Halifax office welcomes three new associates

Cox & Palmer’s Halifax office welcomed associates Abel Begashaw, Courtney Losier and Meaghan Kells to the firm. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 25, 2022 @ 11:47 AM

Pragmatic measures must be implemented to address problems plaguing Nunavik justice system: report Eric Lepine

A series of wide-ranging concrete administrative and structural reforms, coupled with a new regional or municipal court, legal aid for all Inuit, and greater inclusion for traditional Inuit dispute resolution methods, should be implemented by the Quebec government and legal authorities to provide greater access to justice and tackle the alarming and increasing caseload in Nunavik, according to a recently published report. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 25, 2022 @ 11:23 AM

Court considers role of foster parents and customary care arrangements Two hands holding heart

A 6-year-old Indigenous girl was the focus of the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision in ML v. Dilico Anishinabek Child and Family Care 2022 ONCA 240 where the court considered whether the child’s caregivers since she was 8 days old could bring a parenting application pursuant to the Children’s Law Reform Act. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 25, 2022 @ 9:25 AM

How Family Reunification Program leads to real-life absurdities | Natalia Bialkowska

Among its many immigration options, Canada offers the Family Reunification Program (FRP), commonly referred to as family sponsorship. The program is designed to allow anyone, who qualifies as a sponsor and meets other pre-established requirements, to secure permanent residency for their non-Canadian relatives. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 @ 2:42 PM

Lametti cites Justice O’Bonsawin’s ‘knowledge of critically important parts’ of criminal justice system David Lametti

Members of Parliament scrutinizing the nomination of Ontario Superior Court Justice Michelle O’Bonsawin to the Supreme Court of Canada queried how the labour and mental health law expert will contribute to the court’s handling of half its docket —  criminal law appeals — once she succeeds Justice Michael Moldaver, the top court’s heavy lifter in criminal law who retires in September. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 @ 12:36 PM

Justice O’Bonsawin brings refreshing experience to highest court | Naomi Sayers

Last week, it was news across my social media and I enjoyed seeing the positive words from other colleagues online. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 @ 10:06 AM - Last Updated: Wednesday, August 24, 2022 @ 4:33 PM

SCC nominee ‘embargoes’ for five years her PhD thesis on extending Gladue principles beyond sentencing Michelle O'Bonsawin

Ontario Superior Court Justice Michelle O’Bonsawin, whose Supreme Court nomination is under scrutiny by parliamentarians on Aug. 24, is withholding from public view for at least five years her successful PhD thesis in law titled “A Principled Approach: The Mandatory Application of the Gladue Principles at Review Board Hearings.” ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 @ 9:02 AM

Law office of the future: Our journey into the metaverse | Dhawal Tank

You’re already living in the metaverse, you just don’t know it. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 @ 6:00 AM

CHILD PROTECTION - Protective agencies and institutions - Production and inspection of documents

Appeal by the Catholic Children’s Aid Society (“Society”), the Office of the Children’s Lawyer (“OCL”) and the mother from a disclosure order made during a status hearing. The mother arrived in Canada with her two older children in 2007. She lost her immigration status in Canada in 2008. She subsequently gave birth to her youngest child in Canada. The mother’s refugee claim had been refused. ... [read more]