The Cannabis Act has been approved by the Senate and the House of Commons has rejected 13 of the Red Chamber’s recommendations, including the prohibition of branded merchandise by marijuana companies and allowing provinces to prohibit home-cultivation, but as Bill C-45 nears its official rollout, many details about how the market will be regulated remain unknown.
For young lawyers, mentorship is in short supply, cases are more complex and the bench has "softened" as the new generation of judges includes fewer “tyrants” like those with whom they dealt as young lawyers, according to Dennis O’Connor and Thomas Cromwell.
In an internet defamation case against Haaretz newspaper, the Supreme Court of Canada has stayed the proceedings, finding Israel as the more appropriate forum for the suit brought by a Canadian billionaire.
The imposition of tariffs on Canadian goods by the United States and Canada’s response will have a political ripple effect as trade negotiations continue between the two countries.
In a unanimous decision Thursday, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled the courts have no jurisdiction to address the procedural fairness of religious groups or other volunteer organizations.
The Court of Appeal of Alberta has found that lawyers for journalist Don Martin and Postmedia Network Inc. fraudulently concealed records in the defamation suit brought against them by former journalist and Alberta Progressive Conservative Party candidate Arthur Kent, awarding Kent another $200,000 in costs.
Canada is still lagging other countries on anti-corruption, and experts say it needs better tools
Amid a consultation process to develop possible alternatives to articling, the Law Society of Ontario is considering whether to change the licensing procedure for law school graduates, including an option to eliminate articling.
As police methods continue to evolve, so, too, have the top criminal boutiques.
The Ontario Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal and confirmed a Superior Court ruling that a “results achieved fee” charged by a family lawyer was a contingency fee and so prohibited under the Solicitors Act.