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Thursday, September 07, 2017 @ 08:38 AM

Ottawa’s first Indigenous peoples court to open Sept. 11

After five years of work by justice stakeholders, Canada’s capital will get its first Indigenous peoples court in September. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 @ 02:48 PM

B.C. wins appeal to be Trans Mountain intervener, but not without judicial rebuke Eugene_Kung_sm

A federal appeal judge has granted British Columbia intervener status in legal wrangling over the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline project — but not without lambasting the province for dragging its feet in entering the fray and being “blasé” in its approach. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 @ 02:40 PM

Canadian Bar Association joins chorus of opposition to Ottawa's tax plan Kerry Simmons, President, Canadian Bar Association

The Canadian Bar Association (CBA) has joined a group of business organizations from across the country voicing opposition to the federal government's proposed tax changes for privately held corporations. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 @ 09:08 AM

Securities administrators provide guidance on cryptocurrency offerings Simon Romano

Canadian financial regulators, in lockstep with a growing number of jurisdictions, have put the cryptocurrency world on notice after confirming the potential applicability of Canadian securities laws to virtual currencies and related trading and marketplace operations. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 @ 08:40 AM

Toronto's new system for handling parking ticket disputes called 'goofy cash grab' Robert Karrass

The City of Toronto has launched a new system to deal with disputes about parking tickets, but concerns are being raised not only about the structure of the system but also its constitutionality. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 05, 2017 @ 02:50 PM

Ontario needs to address drug treatment courts in dealing with opioid crisis: lawyer Lorne Sabsay

Ontario has announced millions of dollars in funding to deal with the issue of opioid addiction in the province, but a legal observer is saying more money should be directed toward the province's drug treatment courts in order to better help people struggling with addiction. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 05, 2017 @ 11:38 AM

Newfoundland and Labrador privacy conviction sends noteworthy message David Fraser

Two years ago the Newfoundland and Labrador government enacted what many legal experts consider to be the country’s toughest privacy legislation. Now the first conviction has been handed down under that statute. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 05, 2017 @ 09:19 AM

Agreement between Quebec, Airbnb on tax remittance called 'unique'

The government of Quebec has reached an agreement with Airbnb that allows the online hospitality service to collect and remit the tax on lodging on behalf of the hosts on its home-sharing platform, and a McGill University professor is saying the agreement is "an expansion of the idea" about who is responsible for paying taxes in the era of the shared economy. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 05, 2017 @ 08:42 AM

Beware of media, say lawyers after televised recording of breath test leads to acquittal Bruce_Daley_sm

Lawyers say defence counsel and their clients must always be aware of those watching and listening following the acquittal of a driver who had his failed roadside breath test and legal consultation recorded by a TV news station. ... [read more]

Friday, September 01, 2017 @ 02:08 PM

Ontario Court of Appeal highlights importance of intent in gratuitous transfers Zohar Levy sm

In a property dispute case between a common law couple involving a line of credit, the Ontario Court of Appeal has determined that an application judge erred on the question of intent regarding a gratuitous transfer. ... [read more]