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Thursday, December 28, 2017 @ 10:56 AM

Lawyers need to get comfortable with digital evidence Michael Mulligan

Even though technology is all around us — from cell phones to computers to always listening personal digital assistants in our homes — it doesn’t mean everybody has an equal understanding of how digital information is created and stored and accessed, and that includes lawyers. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 28, 2017 @ 8:54 AM

Weak circumstantial evidence at heart of N.S. pot possession acquittal, say lawyers Ken Greer

An Appeal Court’s acquittal of a Nova Scotia man convicted of stashing bins of pot in the woods surrounding his ex’s home highlights the potential flimsiness of circumstantial evidence, lawyers say. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 @ 3:04 PM

Lawyer warns against accepting gift card as ‘apology’ for alleged bread price-fixing scheme David Wingfield, Strosberg Sasso Sutts LLP

A lawyer with one of the law firms involved in a class action against a number of national grocery and bakery companies for allegedly fixing the price of bread is cautioning customers to understand the rights they may be giving up when accepting a $25 gift card from one of the companies involved in the suit ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 @ 11:18 AM

Hotline created to report abuse and illegal activities in sports Dale Sheehan

An independent body wants to hear about bad behaviour in sports. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 @ 11:07 AM

B.C. promises action on illegal guns Mike Farnworth, B.C. Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General

The government of British Columbia is vowing action on a task force’s report on illegal firearms, but a criminology expert doubts what practical effect it will have on stemming the flow of guns into the province. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 @ 8:26 AM

New Brunswick amends Insurance Act to better protect victims of domestic violence Arson insurance

New Brunswick is poised to become the sixth province in Canada — and the first in Atlantic Canada — to compel insurance companies to pay co-insureds when their home is deliberately burned down (or otherwise damaged) by an abusive spouse. ... [read more]

Friday, December 22, 2017 @ 12:06 PM

New B.C. spill regulations seek to protect environment Max Collett

British Columbia has moved to strengthen its protection of the environment with three new regulations that recently went into force. ... [read more]

Friday, December 22, 2017 @ 11:23 AM

Federal court dismisses NFL, Bell’s appeal over Super Bowl ad policy

The Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal brought by the National Football League (NFL) and Bell Media over a regulatory decision that prohibits the substitution of American ads for Canadian ones during the Super Bowl. ... [read more]

Friday, December 22, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

Quebec bar, ombudsperson seek to fix justice system ‘inequities’ for sex assault victims Louise Langevin

The Quebec bar and the province’s ombudsperson want to make it easier for alleged victims of sexual assault to gain access to the legal system and are calling on the provincial government to follow in the footsteps of the overwhelming majority of Canadian provinces and eliminate the prescription period for civil actions in cases of sexual assault. ... [read more]

Friday, December 22, 2017 @ 8:51 AM

Canadian Civil Liberties Association eyeing next steps in solitary confinement battle Michael Rosenberg sm

Ottawa has 12 months to implement changes to legislation on solitary confinement after the Ontario Superior Court of Justice determined the procedure of review around the practice is unconstitutional. ... [read more]