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Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 06:06 PM

SCC’s new split on standards of review reignites administrative law debate Paul Daly

Heaping fuel on a long-simmering administrative law debate, the Supreme Court has divided over standards of review and questions of jurisdiction, arbitrability and standing raised by its judgment that deems reasonable an arbitrator’s refusal to hear a Quebec radiologist’s complaint that his lab did not get enough special government compensation for updating its imaging equipment. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 02:59 PM

Richter new partner with Torys in Montreal

Christopher Richter has joined Torys as a partner in the firm's Montreal office. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 01:42 PM

HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS - Doctors - Remuneration and professional fees - Administrative agreement

Appeal by the Attorney General of Quebec from a judgment of the Quebec Court of Appeal affirming a decision allowing the respondent’s application for judicial review of a decision of the council of arbitration. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 @ 02:06 PM

ABORIGINAL LANDS - Aboriginal and treaty rights - Duties of the Crown - Fair dealing and reconciliation - Consultation and accommodation

Appeal by the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (Chippewas) from a judgment of the Federal Court of Appeal affirming a decision of the National Energy Board (NEB). ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 @ 01:58 PM

ABORIGINAL TREATY RIGHTS - Duties of the Crown - Fair dealing and reconciliation - Consultation and accommodation

Appeal by the Hamlet of Clyde River, the Nammautaq Hunters & Trappers Organization and Natanine, former mayor of Clyde River, from a judgment of the Federal Court of Appeal affirming a decision of the National Energy Board (NEB). ... [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]

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 @ 03:31 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 @ 06:56 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 @ 06:57 AM

Chief Justice Crampton warns failure to fund Federal Court could lead to shuttered courtrooms Exclusive

Chief Justice Paul Crampton says the Federal Court might be forced to shutter its courtrooms at least one day a week in response to the Trudeau government’s failure to adequately fund the national trial court handling the bulk of litigation against the federal government. ... [read more]