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Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 12:55 PM

CANADIAN CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS - Official languages of Canada - Remedies for denial of rights

Appeal by Mazraani from a judgment of the Federal Court of Appeal quashing a decision of the Tax Court of Canada (TTC). ... [read more]

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 11:36 AM - Last Updated: Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 4:05 PM

SCC underscores federal courts’ obligation to vindicate official language rights at hearings Suzanne Cote

Violations of language rights in court will usually require a new hearing, even if the fairness of the hearing wasn’t affected, the Supreme Court of Canada directs in a far-reaching 9-0 judgment that underscores the obligation of Canada’s federal courts to vindicate language rights, including by providing timely and effective interpretation services to litigants, witnesses and counsel at hearings. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ 11:45 AM

Miller Thomson hires former Supreme Court legal officer as partner

Miller Thomson announced that Gib van Ert, former executive legal officer for the Supreme Court of Canada, has joined the firm as a partner in the litigation group, practising civil and public law litigation from offices in British Columbia and Ontario. ... [read more]

Friday, November 09, 2018 @ 1:42 PM

LEGISLATION - Jurisdiction - Constitutional issues - Federal v. provincial jurisdiction

Appeals by the Attorney General of Canada, Attorney General of British Columbia and Attorney General of Quebec from a judgment of the Quebec Court of Appeal in the matter of a reference concerning the constitutionality of the implementation of pan Canadian securities regulation. ... [read more]

Friday, November 09, 2018 @ 10:13 AM - Last Updated: Friday, November 09, 2018 @ 3:04 PM

Top court rules constitutional path is clear for proposed pan-Canadian securities regulation Chief Justice Richard Wagner

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled 9-0 that the Constitution authorizes pan-Canadian securities regulation by a single national securities regulator, as per the national “Cooperative System” for the regulation of capital markets proposed by Ottawa and five provinces and one territory. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 08, 2018 @ 11:30 AM

Former federal deputy minister joins Bennett Jones as senior counsel

Bennett Jones announced that Lori Sterling has joined the firm as senior counsel in the Ottawa office. Her 30 years of leadership in federal and provincial government helps businesses adapt to critical legal and policy issues. ... [read more]

Friday, November 02, 2018 @ 2:33 PM

PUBLIC UTILITIES - Electricity - Generation - Rates

Appeal by Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corp. (CFLCo) from a judgment of the Québec Court of Appeal affirming a decision of the Québec Superior Court. ... [read more]

Friday, November 02, 2018 @ 10:32 AM - Last Updated: Friday, November 02, 2018 @ 11:54 AM

N.L.’s bid to overturn Churchill Falls power contract out of time, unjustified under Quebec civil law: SCC Clément Gascon

In an important civil law judgment on the concepts of good faith and equity in contract law, the Supreme Court of Canada has 7-1 dismissed Newfoundland’s bid to reopen a 65-year contract obliging that province to sell power from its Churchill Falls power station to Hydro-Quebec at prices drastically below market rates. ... [read more]

Friday, October 26, 2018 @ 5:53 PM

SCC rules Crown not obliged to routinely disclose breathalyzer maintenance records to the defence Roe

In a far-reaching 8-1 decision, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that breathalyzer maintenance records are third-party (not first-party) records and therefore the Alberta Crown didn’t have to disclose them to people charged with drinking and driving, unless the accused convinced a court that the records were “likely relevant” to their defence. ... [read more]

Friday, October 26, 2018 @ 2:47 PM

EXTRAORDINARY REMEDIES - Certiorari

Appeal from a judgment of the Québec Court of Appeal setting aside a decision of the Superior Court which allowed an application for certiorari against a Court of Québec decision. ... [read more]