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Tuesday, July 03, 2018 @ 1:23 PM

McIntyre Powder: Compensation in cases of human experimentation 3minerssilhouette_sm.jpg

In response to World War II-era human experimentation atrocities, the Nuremberg Code restated the essential requirements for the legitimate, ethical conduct of experiments involving human clinical subjects. The first and most critical element is the voluntary, fully informed consent of the human subject, in the absence of coercion, duress, force or deceit. The human subject must also be free to withdraw from participation in the experiment at any time. These ethical principles were not followed during a human experiment involving tens of thousands of miners and factory workers in a compulsory aluminum dust inhalation program that spanned nearly four decades in Canada and internationally. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 @ 8:37 AM

PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL INJURIES - Brain damage - Age of claimant

Appeal by the defendant, Seven Oaks General Hospital, from an award of damages in favour of the plaintiffs, the Lantins, for medical negligence. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 @ 12:34 PM

The question of medical negligence in British Columbia’s Cambridge affair blanksuperhero_sm.jpg

As described in part one of this series, Drs. Sean and Rosemarie Cambridge, two foreign-trained physicians, provided medical care to hundreds of patients in Chilliwack, B.C., from 2011 to 2017, under a provisional medical licence issued by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 @ 9:18 AM

More than half of employers worried about marijuana legalization, report states Nicole_Simes_sm

A little more than half of Canadian employers are concerned about how marijuana legalization will impact the workplace, according to a new study. But should they be? Employment lawyers who spoke with The Lawyer's Daily shared their views — some differing — when it comes to how worried business proprietors and managers ought to be as of Oct. 17, when recreational marijuana use becomes legal in Canada. ... [read more]

Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 6:19 PM - Last Updated: Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 11:55 AM

Chief Justice Wagner calls for judicial discipline reforms as Ottawa drags heels on removing sidelined judge Richard Wagner

Canada’s top judge has called on the Trudeau government to enact reforms to reduce the persistent lengthy delays and high costs of the federal judicial discipline process. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 11:44 AM

FIFA must face concussion issues head-on headbut_sm.jpg

As always, rivalries and hotly contested matches are at the forefront of the FIFA World Cup this year. However, some things are different about this year’s tournament after ridicule following the 2014 edition of the games. This year, FIFA is placing a stronger priority on player safety after a report from 2014 accused the soccer federation of not following proper guidelines and protocols relating to concussions suffered by players. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 11:44 AM

Diamond and Diamond grows service offerings

Diamond and Diamond Lawyers LLP, a firm that started in the personal injury space and expanded to offer real estate, wills, immigration and family law services has now added a commercial and civil litigation division. ... [read more]

Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 2:21 PM

Cannabis impairment far different from alcohol impairment Stoneddriver_sm.jpg

The amendments to the Criminal Code through Bill C-46 are far reaching and significant. Originally, the intention was to pass this law in concert with the Cannabis Act to create new driving offences at the same time that marijuana was legalized. However, it appears that this bill is unlikely to come into force until well after the Cannabis Act is passed. ... [read more]

Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 9:52 AM

The Montreal riots: SCC decision will affect ‘common ventures’ in Quebec civil liability hockey_riot_sm

Everybody in the Bell Centre on April 21, 2018, remembers the Montreal Canadiens taking Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals to defeat the Boston Bruins. Everybody outside the Bell Centre hours later must also remember that the celebrations turned into a riot that notably severely damaged police cars. The City of Montreal, having identified rioters who participated to the wreckage, filed legal proceedings seeking to hold jointly accountable all individuals for the damages sustained by each car. ... [read more]

Friday, June 15, 2018 @ 10:11 AM - Last Updated: Friday, June 15, 2018 @ 3:33 PM

SCC affirms 7-2 Ontario and B.C. regulators’ denial of accreditation to TWU’s proposed law school Janet Epp Buckingham

In a four-opinion ruling, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled 7-2 that the refusal of the law societies of Ontario and B.C. to accredit Trinity Western University’s (TWU) proposed law school was reasonable because the regulators proportionately balanced the impact on the religious freedom rights of TWU’s community with the regulators’ mandate to protect the public — including promoting equal access to the legal profession, diversity and lawyer competence, as well as upholding a positive public perception of the legal profession. ... [read more]