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Thursday, July 09, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Stopped by the police? There’s an app for that

The controversial practice of carding — in which a police officer stops a pedestrian for no apparent reason and asks for identification — has spurred initiatives for peaceful resistance. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 09, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Constitutional lawyers back Legault court application on C-59

Constitutional experts are backing federal Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault after she filed an application with the Superior Court of Ontario recently as budget Bill C-59 was receiving royal assent. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 02, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Election watchers call for PAC controls

While HarperPAC lasted less than a week before it was shut down over protests from the Conservative Party of Canada, the rise of political action committees has renewed calls to curb their pre-election activities. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 02, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Chief justice shows where line is drawn

The head of the national trial court mandated to hand out new “disruption” warrants that would authorize CSIS law breaking to reduce threats to national security says he would be “surprised” if any of the Federal Court’s judges countenance Charter violations. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 02, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Trans-Pacific Partnership set on fast track

Prospects for passage of a new Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement have received boost from the U.S. Senate, which recently voted overwhelmingly to provide President Barack Obama with the authority to fast-track a deal. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 02, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Greece’s road seen as rocky no matter what

With Greece having already defaulted on a $1.7 billion U.S. payment on an International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan, representing the largest sovereign debt default in world economic history, the future of the eurozone stands at a potentially dangerous juncture. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 02, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Trade lawyers welcome signs of Integrity Framework revamp

There are signs the federal government might be willing to re-examine its much criticized Integrity Framework, which many in the business community have long argued is rigid, overly punitive, out of step with the rest of the world, and makes Canadian businesses uncompetitive. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 02, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Union disclosure bill passes despite CBA protests

While most of his fellow MPs were back in their ridings on June 30 and enjoying the summer recess, B.C. Conservative Russ Hiebert was stuck in Ottawa and awaiting the Senate’s third and final vote on Bill C-377, his highly contentious private member’s bill introduced in the House of Commons nearly four years ago. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 02, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Friedman sees opportunity lost for police scrutiny

In rescinding police services boards from provincial ombudsman scrutiny, the Ontario government is setting a dangerous precedent, warns Ottawa criminal defence lawyer Solomon Friedman. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 02, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Canada complacent on racial issues, lawyers say

In the wake of a Charleston, N.C., church shooting in which nine black members of a Bible study group were gunned down and a 21-year-old white male with racist views charged in their murders, Canadians, like Americans, were undoubtedly shocked. ... [read more]