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Monday, July 17, 2017 @ 6:55 AM

Former judges could not appear before courts or tribunals under federation proposal David Fraser (small)

Former judges would be barred from communicating with or appearing as a lawyer before any Canadian court or tribunal in order to address the issue of bias, under a rule proposed by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada for its Model Code of Professional Conduct. ... [read more]

Friday, July 14, 2017 @ 12:08 PM

Copyright Board's interim tariff is mandatory and enforceable against York University, Federal Court rules

The Federal Court has ruled that an interim tariff issued by the Copyright Board of Canada that is directed at post-secondary institutions is mandatory and applies to York University. ... [read more]

Friday, July 14, 2017 @ 9:42 AM

Major changes proposed for Canada’s patented drug pricing system Squire

Rising drug prices may soon be a thing of the past. Health Canada has concluded a consultation on proposed regulatory amendments to the way patented drug prices are set that it is calling “the most significant suite of changes in over two decades.” ... [read more]

Friday, July 14, 2017 @ 9:24 AM

British Columbia provincial courthouses close due to wildfires

Wildfires in British Columbia’s Interior region forced the provincial court to close its buildings in Williams Lake and 100 Mile House. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 13, 2017 @ 3:36 PM

Ontario Court of Appeal upholds man's conviction in Internet child luring case

The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a man's conviction in an Internet child luring case, rejecting his claim that certain provisions of the Criminal Code are unconstitutional. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 13, 2017 @ 12:15 PM

Alberta Court of Appeal finds impaired driving sentence 'demonstrably unfit'

The Alberta Court of Appeal has provided a primer on sentencing principles in finding the sentence of a motorist found guilty of impaired driving causing bodily harm and leaving the scene of an accident “demonstrably unfit." ... [read more]

Thursday, July 13, 2017 @ 10:36 AM

Updated: Supreme Court rules on personal liability for corporate oppression Cote

In a groundbreaking 9-0 corporate law judgment, the Supreme Court of Canada has delineated, for the first time, when company directors and officers may be found personally liable for corporate oppression. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 @ 3:38 PM

Rape myths, flawed pattern jury charges still deny women fair treatment in sexual assault cases: Alberta CA Fraser

Alberta’s top court says judges deny women equality in sexual assault cases by wrongly: adhering to flawed pattern jury charges that are “frozen in time”; bypassing the rape shield provisions; and relying on rape myths, and other discredited stereotypes when they interpret and apply the law of sexual assault. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 @ 9:55 AM

Updated: Ordinary psychological impact of job termination not compensable, BCCA rules Ryan Parsons sm

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has set aside an award for aggravated damages in a case involving a claim of mental distress caused by a wrongful dismissal. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 @ 7:12 AM

Judiciary launches mentorship program for African Nova Scotian and Indigenous lawyers MacDonald

The current issue of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society e-newsletter includes a small announcement about a new mentorship initiative. However, there is nothing small about the intent of the program or its potential impact on the legal community in Nova Scotia. ... [read more]