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Tuesday, November 22, 2022 @ 2:58 PM

Feds seek approval for $4-billion spend on legal settlements; $1 billion for immigration supports Mona Fortier

The minority Liberal government is asking Parliament to approve billions in additional spending this fiscal year, including $4 billion-plus to fund out-of-court settlements with Indigenous litigants and a total of $353 million in supports for Afghans fleeing the Taliban’s takeover of their country and for Ukrainians compelled to leave by Russia’s illegal war on their homeland. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 @ 1:13 PM

Manitoba judge optimistic court will return to remote Indigenous community Chief Judge Margaret Wiebe, Manitoba Provincial Court.

A top judge in Manitoba is hopeful her court will soon return to far-off Shamattawa. On Nov. 9, it was announced by Manitoba Provincial Court Chief Judge Margaret Wiebe that the court she heads had pulled out of Shamattawa First Nation, a poor and remote Indigenous reserve on the northeastern edge of the province. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 @ 9:39 AM

Feds should ‘consider withdrawing’ Bill C-27, says Citizen Lab report, proposing 19 amendments Amanda Cutinha

In a report critically assessing the federal government’s existing practice of collecting mobility information for “socially beneficial and legitimate business interest purposes,” Citizen Lab has proposed 19 amendments to Bill C-27, noting however that the amendments are “modest” and do “not address many of the glaring deficiencies in the legislation.” ... [read more]

Monday, November 21, 2022 @ 5:33 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - CIBC to pay $7.5 million in class action settlements related to mortgage prepayment charges

CIBC has agreed to pay $7.5 million in class action settlements concerning the “miscalculation” of prepayment charges on mortgages across the country. ... [read more]

Monday, November 21, 2022 @ 5:25 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Federal health minister tables 2021 annual report of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board

Federal Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos tabled the 2021 Annual Report of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) with the clerks of the House of Commons and the Senate on Nov. 18. ... [read more]

Monday, November 21, 2022 @ 5:23 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - ‘Sentimental attachment’ not enough to prove oppression in liquidation of family business: court

The Court of Appeal for British Columbia has allowed an appeal concerning family business operations, finding that a decision to liquidate assets cannot be unfairly prejudicial to a single shareholder, despite “sentimental attachment,” if the shareholders each own the same number of shares. ... [read more]

Monday, November 21, 2022 @ 1:52 PM

Canada imposes dealings prohibitions against three politicians supporting armed gangs in Haiti Melanie Joly

Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly has announced more sanctions under the Special Economic Measures (Haiti) Regulations “in response to the egregious conduct of Haitian political elites” who provide illicit financial and operational support to armed criminal gangs in that country. ... [read more]

Monday, November 21, 2022 @ 1:50 PM - Last Updated: Wednesday, November 23, 2022 @ 3:30 PM

B.C. child welfare system unfairly ‘policing and surveilling’ families, groups say West Coast LEAF executive director Raji Mangat

A number of rights and community groups are calling on British Columbia to reform a child welfare system they say is “policing and surveilling” families — at a time when the province has unveiled legislation aimed at removing barriers to Indigenous peoples exercising jurisdiction over child and family services. ... [read more]

Monday, November 21, 2022 @ 12:03 PM

CRA promotes organ, tissue donations in Ontario, Nunavut via new tick-box on 2022 tax returns

In an effort to reduce the chronic shortage of organ and tissue donations across Canada, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) says it is modifying its 2022 tax package for individuals in Ontario and Nunavut by adding a tick-box that will enable taxpayers to opt in to receiving information about organ and tissue donation from their provincial/territorial government. ... [read more]

Monday, November 21, 2022 @ 11:48 AM - Last Updated: Tuesday, November 22, 2022 @ 8:45 AM

Judge made ‘serious error’ assessing adult complainant’s credibility as if she were child: court

The Court of Appeal for Ontario has allowed the appeal of a man convicted of “sexual interference,” finding the trial judge “erred by assessing the complainant’s credibility as if she were a child at the time that she testified.” ... [read more]