The Supreme Court of Canada will hear five appeals this week, all criminal. Four cases address victim surcharges in criminal cases, and the last is an appeal of the acquittal of a London, Ont. high school teacher of voyeurism.
The Supreme Court of Canada released its reasons today for upholding first-degree murder convictions against a man and his common-law wife in the death of his young daughter and elucidated on the meaning of “unlawful confinement” in parent-child relationships.
The Supreme Court of Canada heard the appeal today in Attorney General of Canada, et al. v. Attorney General of Quebec regarding the constitutionality of the implementation of a pan-Canadian securities regulation.
An Ontario Superior Court justice has found that the class action lawsuit brought against Deloitte LLP by lawyers who had reviewed documents for the firm constituted a success for the plaintiff class, and he has granted the representative plaintiff for the class a cost award.
The Supreme Court of Canada will hear four appeals this week: two criminal, one constitutional, and the last involving a s. 7 Charter challenge by a long-term offender in Saskatchewan who was convicted of walking away from a community correctional centre where he was being supervised.
The continuing dispute between British Columbia and Texas pipeline company Kinder Morgan over the proposed $7.4-billion Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC expansion, from Alberta to British Columbia, is heading to the courts, with one senator urging Ottawa to ask the SCC to decide on the issue.
Perhaps in keeping with its professed goal of reconciliation with Canada’s aboriginal people, the federal government chose Valentine’s Day to announce the creation of a new legal framework for the rights of indigenous peoples in Canada.
The Supreme Court of Canada will hear four appeals this week. The Orphan Well Association and Alberta Energy Regulator will face off against bankruptcy trustee Grant Thornton in court on Thursday, asking the high court to decide on the sale of a bankrupt company’s oil and gas properties, and the costs of remediation for orphan wells. Appeals in three criminal cases relate to murder or sexual assault convictions.