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Friday, September 08, 2017 @ 5:23 PM

SCC clarifies how to assess reliability of diplomatic assurances in extradition cases Adriel Weaver

In an important extradition ruling, the Supreme Court has unanimously restored Ottawa’s decision to surrender two Canadians to India to face charges that the pair arranged the murder 17 years ago of a family member in Punjab who married against their wishes. ... [read more]

Friday, September 08, 2017 @ 12:55 PM

EXTRADITION AND CRIMINAL MUTUAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE - Bars to extradition

Appeal from a judgment of the British Columbia Court of Appeal allowing an application for judicial review of surrender orders made by the Minister of Justice against Badesha and Sidhu, setting the orders aside and remitting the matter to the Minister for further consideration. ... [read more]

Friday, September 08, 2017 @ 12:13 PM

SCC clarifies judicial review of diplomatic assurances in extradition cases Michael Moldaver

In an important extradition ruling, the Supreme Court has unanimously upheld Ottawa’s decision to surrender two Canadians to India to face charges that the pair arranged the murder 17 years ago of a family member in Punjab who had married against their wishes. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 07, 2017 @ 3:00 PM

Foreign law profs warn of TWU case’s international fallout Eugene Meehan

Graduates from religiously affiliated universities here and abroad would face uncertainty about their credentials in Canada if the Supreme Court upholds legal regulators’ refusal to accredit a proposed evangelical Christian law school that bars students and staff from same-sex sexual intimacy, abortion and extramarital sex, say foreign law professors who have rallied in support of Trinity Western University (TWU). ... [read more]

Thursday, September 07, 2017 @ 12:46 PM

Litigator Lefebvre joins Langlois

Langois lawyers has added a new partner to its roster. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 @ 9:08 AM

Securities administrators provide guidance on cryptocurrency offerings Simon Romano

Canadian financial regulators, in lockstep with a growing number of jurisdictions, have put the cryptocurrency world on notice after confirming the potential applicability of Canadian securities laws to virtual currencies and related trading and marketplace operations. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 05, 2017 @ 11:48 AM

Courts show growing willingness to award damages when Charter rights are violated

In 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada opened the door for plaintiffs to seek damages from the government when their rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms are breached. It is possible that courts may come to view such damages as a way to deter bad behaviour by the state. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 @ 7:24 AM

Total fees paid to lawyers working for Quebec public bodies not always privileged information: Appeal Court Pierre Trudel

The total amount of professional billings paid to lawyers working on behalf of public bodies is not necessarily automatically protected by solicitor-client privilege, the Quebec Court of Appeal has ruled. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 17, 2017 @ 2:55 PM

Ottawa appoints judge to Ontario Superior Court

David E. Harris has appointed to the Superior Court of Justice in Ontario, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould announced on Aug. 17. The appointment was made under the new judicial application process announced last October. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 09, 2017 @ 12:19 PM

Chief justice's rare order in Trinity Western case ensures 'all voices could be heard' Justice Richard Wagner

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin’s unusual decision to vary an order from one of her colleagues that denied intervenor status to LGBTQ groups in a major case involving equality rights and religious freedom is a largely procedural matter that stemmed from a desire to hear more points of view, say several observers of the Supreme Court of Canada. ... [read more]