The Canadian Judicial Council has recommended in a report to the Minister of Justice that Quebec Superior Court Justice Michel Girouard be removed from office, due to the “fatal compromise” of his integrity because of his conduct during an inquiry into what appeared to be a cocaine transaction caught on tape.
The Toronto criminal lawyer who represented the family of Colten Boushie says the problem is the current system, not the jury who found Gerald Stanley not guilty in the death of the young indigenous man.
The Law Commission of Ontario is seeking applications from law students for its summer 2018 research program.
Nova Scotia has hired two Crown attorneys to specialize in sexual assault prosecutions. The new hires will provide training to other Crown attorneys and develop research to enhance the performance in the prosecution of sexual violence cases.
Kim Stanton says the experience of sexual assault victims and violence against indigenous women entered the public consciousness much more during her time at LEAF.
Facilities providing abortion services in Ontario will now be surrounded by a no-protest-zone, intended to allow those who use them and those who provide services to enter and exit without interference or harassment.
Ontario’s new “Fair Auto Insurance Plan” will leave accident victims without an advocate and at the mercy of insurance companies, say personal injury lawyers.
Schulich School of Law Dalhousie University graduates and faculty got together at Thomson Reuters’ Bay Street Toronto office on Nov. 22.
The current process for multi-jurisdictional class action lawsuits lacks inter-provincial co-ordination, effective case management and creates delays and wastes judicial resources, say lawyers with three Ontario firms that act for plaintiffs. Three firms have asked the Canadian Bar Association to streamline it.
In an effort to increase access to justice, Pro Bono Ontario has introduced a free legal advice hotline and it’s looking for more volunteer lawyers to take a shift on the phones.