B.C. Attorney General David Eby's proposal to amend two provincial statutes in a bid to douse the Insurance Corporation of B.C.'s financial “dumpster fire” has drawn heat from the Canadian Bar Association B.C. Branch and the Trial Lawyers Association of B.C.
A motion filed jointly on Friday by the Barreau du Québec and the Montreal Bar, asking the Superior Court of Quebec to issue a declaratory judgment that all of the province’s laws, regulations and decrees are illegal because they were drafted and adopted in French only, has stunned politicians, lawyers and legal pundits the province.
While lawyers typically pick their words carefully in court, another British Columbia Court of Appeal decision underscores the need for caution when speaking outside the courtroom as well.
The bâtonnier of the Barreau du Québec made a public plea this morning for a massive increase in spending for the justice system in the next provincial budget.
Lawyers in New Brunswick are showing support for bill 44, but the lack of specifics has them questioning what the finished legislation will actually look like.
It was one year ago this week that the Quebec government passed a law that forced the province’s 1,100 civil lawyers and notaries back to work after a four-month general strike, the longest in Canadian public service history.
Quebec lawyer Pierre-Paul Routhier says he was elected mayor of Chateauguay in November on a pledge to shake things up in the historic town.
The first full budget handed down by British Columbia’s New Democratic Party will provide much needed injections of funds to the province’s ailing legal community, but at the same time it draws blood from larger corporations and the real estate industry with new tax levies.
A long-time northerner has been elected president of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada.
British Columbia's Supreme Court is trailing behind other courts in the province in terms of gender balance, despite the federal justice department’s proclamation that in 2017, it made 100 judicial appointments nationally, of which half were women.