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Thursday, March 03, 2016 @ 07:00 PM

Grits back off bid to remove administrator

After pushback from the federal courts headquartered in Ottawa, the Liberal government is backing away from firing the head of the Courts Administration Service, whom the previous Conservative government reappointed for a five-year term that started last Jan. 31. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 25, 2016 @ 07:00 PM

On a desolate, barren continent lawyer finds rich life experience

Claire Kennedy has always dreamed of standing at the top of the world, but she made it to the bottom first. The Toronto-based tax partner at Bennett Jones LLP had long yearned to venture north of the Arctic Circle in Canada, Russia and Scandinavia. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 04, 2016 @ 07:00 PM

Pledge to add members soon, says panel head

The head of the federal tribunal bringing “justice at last” to historic First Nations claims says Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould has pledged to appoint new members soon, after the body verged on collapse last year due to the governing Conservatives’ failure to appoint judges. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 21, 2016 @ 07:00 PM

Federal Justice Camp is facing public inquiry

Suspended Federal Court Justice Robin Camp faces a Canadian Judicial Council (CJC) public inquiry into his mishandling of a 2014 sexual assault case that could lead to his removal from the bench. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 17, 2015 @ 07:00 PM

Panel divided again on how a judge should be sanctioned

Members of the Canadian Judicial Council have disagreed sharply again over whether another Quebec judge’s integrity is so dubious that the public can no longer have confidence in him. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 10, 2015 @ 07:00 PM

Duo delivers blow to judge despite ruling

A suspended Quebec judge has fended off allegations that he used cocaine as a lawyer but a Canadian Judicial Council (CJC) inquiry committee split 2-1 to recommend his removal from the federal bench for giving “false and deceitful evidence” in his defence. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 26, 2015 @ 07:00 PM

Judge frozen out of getting any new cases

Federal Court Justice Robin Camp — under review by the Canadian Judicial Council (CJC) for his handling of a sexual assault trial last year — is no longer being assigned cases by the court, The Lawyers Weekly has learned.  ... [read more]

Thursday, November 19, 2015 @ 07:00 PM

Justice minister’s blogs reveal her views on major legal issues

Before she made history this month as Canada’s first indigenous justice minister, Jody Wilson-Raybould set out her views on many issues now falling into her bailiwick. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 19, 2015 @ 07:00 PM

Tall order for vet Goodale in revamping bill

A national security law expert says new Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale has the experience and cabinet clout to spearhead the complex job of overhauling Canada’s anti-terror laws. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 12, 2015 @ 07:00 PM

MacKay willing to wait and see with new Trudeau government

Federal lawyers building a strike fund are “cautiously optimistic” they won’t have to walk out or work to rule in order to make contract improvements under the new Liberal government, says the president of the Association of Justice Counsel (AJC). ... [read more]