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Friday, November 25, 2022 @ 4:02 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - B.C. court dismisses defamation suit brought by Indigenous group against CBC, journalist Marko Vesely

The British Columbia Supreme Court has ruled that “public interest weighs in favour” of dismissing a claim that a CBC investigative story defamed an Indigenous tourism group. ... [read more]

Friday, November 25, 2022 @ 2:40 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Wealthsimple to pay MFDA $100K in fines for failing to get client consent to share information

The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) has accepted a settlement agreement with online investment management firm Wealthsimple Advisor Services Inc. for the latter’s failure to ensure potential clients had consented to disclosure of their confidential information to an affiliated company. ... [read more]

Friday, November 25, 2022 @ 11:57 AM

‘Astonishing’ that company dragged out strike for three years, law prof says after board ruling Supriya Routh, University of British Columbia school of law

Telecommunications workers in British Columbia who have been on strike for three years may soon find themselves with their first collective agreement after a federal tribunal ruled their employer had failed to negotiate with them in good faith. ... [read more]

Friday, November 25, 2022 @ 9:41 AM

Nova Scotia Court of Appeal examines police limitations during vehicle inventory searches David Mahoney, Legal Aid Nova Scotia.

Police must stay within the legal limits when doing inventory searches of vehicles impounded due to traffic act infractions, says a Nova Scotia lawyer whose client was acquitted of drug offences because his backpack was unlawfully searched. ... [read more]

Friday, November 25, 2022 @ 8:54 AM

Court of Appeal rejects ‘insufficient’ reasoning of trial judge, overturns sex assault conviction

The Ontario Court of Appeal unanimously delivered a sharp rebuke to a trial judge for providing “insufficient” reasoning in a conviction for sexual assault and sexual interference against a minor that did not “permit meaningful appellate review.” ... [read more]

Thursday, November 24, 2022 @ 5:27 PM

SCC rules 9-0 men seeking sex with minors were not entrapped by online police investigation

In its first decision setting out how the doctrine of entrapment applies to constrain police investigations on the Internet, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled unanimously that four Ontario men convicted of child-luring-related offences were not illegally entrapped when they were caught by an online police sting targeting people seeking sex with minors. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 24, 2022 @ 5:12 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Competition Bureau releases report on ‘empowering health care providers in the digital era’

The Competition Bureau’s latest market study report makes recommendations on how Canadian health-care providers can improve the way they work in the country’s public health system, in part through increased use of digital health care. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 24, 2022 @ 4:51 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Business Barometer survey reports small business optimism is in ‘ultra-low territory’

Canadian small-business confidence levels have plummeted, according to a recently published Business Barometer “optimism index” report that surveyed business confidence levels by region, sector and short- and long-term timelines. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 24, 2022 @ 4:40 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Canada allocates $10.5 million to initiative combating extreme weather damage on rail lines

Transport Canada is seeking proposals for the Climate Change and Adaptation to Extreme Weather Infrastructure initiative, which will provide $10.5 million in funding this year to infrastructure programs to increase weather resilience. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 24, 2022 @ 4:02 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Ontario introduces bill to remove red tape, support farmers and agri-food supply chain

Ontario has moved to strip away red tape in announcing new legislation to increase the province’s competitiveness, strengthen supply chains and make government services more accessible. ... [read more]