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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 @ 3:31 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 @ 6:56 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 @ 6:57 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]

Thursday, July 20, 2017 @ 2:13 PM

Two Superior Court judges appointed in Quebec

Jody Wilson-Raybould, Justice minister for Canada, on July 18 announced the appointment of two judges to Quebec's Superior Court of Justice. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 20, 2017 @ 2:09 PM

Ottawa appoints four judges to Ontario courts

Federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould announced the appointment of four judges to the Ontario courts on July 18. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 @ 1:53 PM

Trudeau names members of advisory board to pick Supreme Court justice

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced the members of an advisory board who will help the government select the next justice of the Supreme Court of Canada to fill a vacancy when Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin retires in December. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 @ 9:54 AM

'Disproportionate' mandatory minimum sentence breached man's Charter rights, court rules

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has ruled the mandatory minimum sentence in the case of a man convicted of a sexual offence against a minor to be “grossly disproportionate” and in violation of his rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. ... [read more]

Monday, July 17, 2017 @ 2:47 PM

Bar’s opinion is polarized on Alta. CA’s call for changes in sexual assault cases Constance Backhouse

The Alberta Court of Appeal’s clarion call for changes to how Canadian courts instruct juries, apply the rape shield and otherwise handle sexual assault cases is seen by some as a “huge step forward” in fairness for complainants, particularly for Indigenous women, but others warn of the risk of wrongful convictions and jeopardy to accused’s fair trial rights.   ... [read more]