The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Quebec’s Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity of Quebec had the right to employ a non-lawyer to prepare and sign written proceedings in social aid cases before a tribunal.
The Supreme Court of Canada will hear four appeals this week, three civil and one criminal. Today’s appeal concerns the case of an Ontario lawyer, Joseph Groia, who was disciplined by Ontario’s law society for having engaged in uncivil conduct.
In a 9-0 decision, the Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed the appeal of a First Nation in British Columbia that argued a large ski resort, to be built on land it considers sacred, would breach its right to freedom of religion under s. 2(a) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
The Supreme Court of Canada will hear seven appeals this week. Today’s two appeals were companion cases involving perjury charges against two RCMP officers in the tasering death of a Polish visitor, and the SCC has now dismissed both appeals.
A sensational Toronto murder trial this week is drawing attention to the issue of self-represented defendants in the court and their ability to cross-examine witnesses in sensitive circumstances.
A Queen’s University business law professor aims to shed light on the process and effectiveness of shareholder engagement with the help of a federal government grant announced earlier this week.
The Association of Corporate Counsel has thrown its support behind an Alberta energy company after the Alberta Court of Appeal ordered it to disclose certain witness statements and other documents to the government pursuant to an internal investigation into a fatal job site injury.
The Supreme Court of Canada will hear three appeals this week, the second of its fall session. All three appeals are of decisions in criminal cases, including an appeal of a Federal Court of Appeal decision on the use of prison assessment tools on aboriginal inmates.
With a stated federal goal of reconciliation with Canada’s First Nations, governments on both federal and provincial levels may find they will need to step up to the plate in order to make the talk less than merely symbolic.
A decision released yesterday by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice’s Divisional Court has overturned a Superior Court ruling that limited when civil lawyers can share compelled medical records and other personal information with defence counsel in the same case.