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Friday, September 08, 2017 @ 01:17 PM

Treasurer Schabas riding wave of changes at LSUC Paul Schabas

The doors that lead to the Law Society of Upper Canada may be heavy, but they’ve been held open time and again over the past year as the law society has faced an array of public challenges. ... [read more]

Friday, September 08, 2017 @ 12:13 PM

SCC clarifies judicial review of diplomatic assurances in extradition cases Michael Moldaver

In an important extradition ruling, the Supreme Court has unanimously upheld Ottawa’s decision to surrender two Canadians to India to face charges that the pair arranged the murder 17 years ago of a family member in Punjab who had married against their wishes. ... [read more]

Friday, September 08, 2017 @ 08:37 AM

Feds revive support program for court cases involving human rights, official languages Jody Wilson-Raybould, federal Minister of Justice and Attorney General

The University of Ottawa has been chosen as the home for a revived federal government program which provides financial support for court cases involving human rights and official language issues. ... [read more]

Friday, September 08, 2017 @ 08:31 AM

Toronto school board tech ban legal, but raises other issues: Queen's professor Arthur Cockfield, Queen's University Faculty of Law

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) recently enacted a ban on the use of certain social media sites on schools' Wi-Fi networks, and a Queen's University professor says such bans are likely legal but raise a number of other issues. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 07, 2017 @ 05:54 PM

Ottawa pledges 'complete overhaul' of specific claims to promote reconciliation with Indigenous peoples Harry Slade

The Trudeau government is vowing to revamp Ottawa’s specific claims process and policies to put more emphasis on reconciliation, rather than conflict, in dealing with historic Indigenous claims. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 07, 2017 @ 03:52 PM

Testimony of officers who face allegations poses challenge for lawyers Tina_Kaye_sm

Criminal defence lawyer Tina Kaye has some tough questions for Toronto Police Const. Michael Theriault. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 07, 2017 @ 03:00 PM

Foreign law profs warn of TWU case’s international fallout Eugene Meehan

Graduates from religiously affiliated universities here and abroad would face uncertainty about their credentials in Canada if the Supreme Court upholds legal regulators’ refusal to accredit a proposed evangelical Christian law school that bars students and staff from same-sex sexual intimacy, abortion and extramarital sex, say foreign law professors who have rallied in support of Trinity Western University (TWU). ... [read more]

Thursday, September 07, 2017 @ 01:05 PM

UBC course seeks to teach law students impact of colonialism on First Nations Patricia Barkaskas and Dana-Lyn Mackenzie

Law school is in, and this year the University of British Columbia is offering students, faculty, staff and alumni the opportunity to see the world through new eyes. It has launched a Cultural Competency Certificate — believed to be the first in the country — to help participants connect with the Indigenous community and reflect on the impact of Canada’s colonial legal system. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 07, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

B.C. legal organizations join forces to call on province to address justice reform Kasari Govender sm

Seeing an opportunity to step forward and advocate for change, a group of legal organizations in British Columbia has collaborated on a list of 10 recommendations to reform justice in the province. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 07, 2017 @ 08:54 AM

Law Commission of Ontario to present findings from end-of-life project at conference Ryan Fritsch sm

When it comes to discussions around end-of-life care, the Law Commission of Ontario has found that lawyers and health care professionals need to work toward a better interprofessional relationship to benefit their clients/patients. ... [read more]