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Thursday, January 21, 2016 @ 7:00 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 @ 7:00 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 @ 7:00 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 @ 7:00 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 @ 7:00 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 @ 7:00 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 @ 7:00 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]

Thursday, November 05, 2015 @ 7:00 PM

Lawyers back with a vengeance, business people will cede power

Liberals and of late Conservatives have laid claim to “natural governing party” status, but lawyers know that mantle really belongs to them. Since Confederation, the legal profession has sent more of its members to the House of Commons than any other occupational group (1,019 Members of Parliament, not counting those in the newly elected 42nd Parliament). ... [read more]

Thursday, October 29, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

The three routes to justice for all

A statutory mandate was given to the Law Society of Upper Canada almost ten years ago: “Act so as to facilitate access to justice for the people of Ontario.” How effectively has it been carried out? ... [read more]

Thursday, October 29, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Judge upholds leave denial for federal election

An ex-Crown who ran unsuccessfully in the federal election is considering appealing a decision that she contends effectively implements a broad ban on federal prosecutors running for Parliament. ... [read more]