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Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 11:14 AM

Court overturns man's murder conviction over improper jury selection Dirk Derstine sm

The Ontario Court of Appeal has overturned the conviction of a man found guilty of second-degree murder in the Eaton Centre shooting. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 6:19 AM

Ontario Court of Appeal ruling may have ‘far-reaching effect’ on family law

The Ontario Court of Appeal has delivered a decision in a custody case that a family lawyer says may have far-reaching consequences. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 @ 12:39 PM

Court denies accused terrorist’s attempts to get security certificate quashed David Stratas

Mohamed Zeki Mahjoub's latest effort to overturn a security certificate denying him entry into Canada because of ties to terrorist organizations has been rejected. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 @ 10:15 AM

Updated: Supreme Court clarifies duty to consult Karakatsanis

The Supreme Court of Canada has shed new light on the Crown’s duty to consult with Indigenous groups prior to the National Energy Board (NEB), or other regulatory agency, approving resource developments that could affect treaty or Indigenous rights. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 @ 7:20 AM

Alberta Court of Appeal dismisses bid for stay of licence suspensions

The Alberta Court of Appeal has ruled that Albertans may not apply to the Court of Queen’s Bench for a stay of their licence suspension while s. 88.1 of the Traffic Safety Act’s declaration of invalidity is pending. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 @ 3:31 PM

Vancouver legal clinic urges prisons to improve drug treatment for inmates Nicole Kief sm

Advocates for inmates in British Columbia say there is a desperate need for opiate substitution therapy to treat addiction issues in Canada’s prisons. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 @ 7:14 AM

Insufficient time for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls inquiry to complete work: law professor Signa Daum Shanks

The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) — which has struggled with resignations, delays and accusations of poor communication — could learn some lessons from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, says an Osgoode Hall law school professor. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 @ 6:56 AM

Federal Court sides with B.C. man in appeal over pipeline assessment

An environmentally minded British Columbia man has won a federal appeal in his fight to have the National Energy Board regulate a planned B.C. pipeline after a judge found the board erred in insisting the resident had no case in calling for federal assessment of the project. ... [read more]

Monday, July 24, 2017 @ 1:01 PM

Condominiums reshaping Canada’s legal landscape Douglas Harris

Condominiums are rapidly changing the skylines of many Canadian cities. They are having an equally visible and significant impact on the legal system in this country. ... [read more]

Monday, July 24, 2017 @ 10:38 AM

Industry report calls out Ontario for lack of regulation of organic foods Glenford Jameson

A lobby organization for Canada’s fast-growing organic sector is labelling Ontario a laggard when it comes to standards for organic foods, but an industry expert says adopting a more stringent regulatory framework may be problematic. ... [read more]