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Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 2:56 PM

CUSTODY AND ACCESS - Considerations - Child’s preference - Hague Convention - Interpretation

The Office of the Children’s Lawyer (Office) appealed from the Ontario Court of Appeal decision setting aside a decision of the Ontario Divisional Court that set aside the application judge’s decision that granted the respondent father’s application for return of the children to Germany. ... [read more]

Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 2:09 PM

The Friday Brief: Managing Editor’s must-read items from this week The Friday Brief

Here are my picks for the top stories we published this week. ... [read more]

Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 1:21 PM

Criminal law specialists named as judges in Ontario

As of April 25, 2018, there will be three new judges on the Ontario Court of Justice. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 1:16 PM

CONSTITUTIONAL VALIDITY OF LEGISLATION - Level of government - Provincial or territorial legislation - Interpretive and constructive doctrines

Appeal from a judgment of the New Brunswick Court of Appeal dismissing an application for leave to appeal a decision declaring s. 134(b) of the Liquor Control Act (LCA) of no force or effect with respect to Comeau. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 12:37 PM

B.C. Appeal Court decision on homelessness issue ‘indictment’ of human rights process: law prof  Margot Young

The B.C. Court of Appeal has sided with the provincial Human Rights Tribunal in deciding that a program designed to “remove” homeless people from Vancouver’s downtown area was not discriminatory, a decision the plaintiff’s lawyer has vowed to take to the Supreme Court of Canada. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 1:09 PM

Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta gets new judge

Gaylene Bobb has been appointed as a judge in the province of Alberta. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 8:41 AM

Access to Justice: Current crop of law students committed, enthusiastic | Thomas Cromwell

It is easy to get discouraged by the slow pace of progress on improving access to justice. But a constant source of encouragement is the enthusiasm and commitment of the current generation of law students. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 @ 3:05 PM

Borden Ladner Gervais names new CEO

Come summer, there will be a new national managing partner and CEO at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG). ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 @ 9:20 AM

University of New Brunswick law students hardest hit by tuition hikes George MacLean

The University of New Brunswick is looking to balance its budget by 2020-21 and law students may pay the price for the black ink. UNB plans to raise tuition fees for all faculties. Highest hit, however, will be the law school. Initial proposals called for a 50.92 per cent increase in tuition for law students to more than $10,000 a year from the present $6,626. After student protests, this has been reduced to $8,786. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 @ 8:44 AM

CANADIAN CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS - Fundamental freedoms - Freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression - Freedom of expression

Appeal by Bracken from a decision of an application judge finding that his right to freedom of expression had not been infringed when he was prohibited from carrying an offensive sign in Niagara Parks and declining to determine whether an oral trespass notice issued against him by the Niagara Parks Police (NPP) infringed his rights under s. 2(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Charter). ... [read more]