The Supreme Court of Canada will hear three appeals this week, its first week of sessions in the new year. Tomorrow’s case pits a town and a municipality against a developer, and on Wednesday the court will hear two companion insurance cases — likewise from Quebec — that involve compensation for moveable property in a hotel’s custody.
A government standing committee has made recommendations for revision of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation to provide clarity to organizations, including assisting them in interpreting and applying the law.
Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin ended her tenure in that role in the same way she began it: with a news conference.
It was a fête befitting the first female justice of the Supreme Court of Canada and the longest serving in the country’s history.
An Indigenous activist’s case against a Major League Baseball team and its league will be before the Ontario Divisional Court next week as the league argues that Ontario’s Human Rights Tribunal does not have jurisdiction to hear the case.
The Supreme Court of Canada will hear four appeals (three civil) this week. It’s the last week it will sit this year.
The Supreme Court of Canada has allowed the appeal (in part) of Yukon First Nations and a conservation society in a five-year-old dispute over development of the Peel Watershed in the Yukon Territory, meaning the parties will return to the drawing board.
The Supreme Court of Canada will hear six appeals this week, including two sets of companion cases: the first related to first degree murder convictions in the death of an Alberta child in 2011, and the second related to two law societies’ refusals to accredit Trinity Western University’s law school. The remaining (civil) appeals each involve jurisdiction; they are from the Canadian Human Rights Commission in its application for judicial review pursuant to the Indian Act and the Canadian Human Rights Act; and from Israel’s Haaretz newspaper in a defamation case heard in Ontario.
Supporters of federal rules on alcohol screening say it will help prevent accidents, but critics predict Charter litigation.
The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed the appeal of an Ontario man who was convicted under both the Criminal Code and the province’s Highway Traffic Act and who had argued that the trial judge lacked jurisdiction to conduct a joint trial on the criminal and provincial charges.