For Newfoundland and Labrador’s minister of justice, the national legalization of recreational cannabis is much more than an economic issue, a health issue or a legal issue — it’s a new way of governing and thinking about governing. This new landscape, Andrew Parsons recently told reporters, is "the hugest shift in public policy that we've seen of a social nature probably since Confederation."
Early next year, a judgment is expected from the Manitoba Court of Appeal on the question of just how far law enforcement can go in preparing enhanced criminal record checks.
The 100th anniversary of First World War to be marked with a very different bar call in Alberta.
Mark Gruchy says the confusion stems less from what the legislation says and more from what it does not say.
The executive director of B.C.'s Lawyers Assistance Program says that with the decriminalization of marijuana, lawyers who are abusers are now more open to talking about their problem and seeking counselling.
British Columbia Attorney General David Eby asked members of the Law Society of B.C. to vote against a resolution that would see the benchers withdraw a request to have the Legal Profession Act changed to allow alternate legal service providers.
First Nations officials say over-arching federal and provincial frameworks in place to regulate cannabis in Canada do not consider a third level of governance that comes from rights they already have over traditional lands.
Most Canadian police forces have laid down protocols for approved marijuana use by members and in some cases, members cannot ingest marijuana for several days prior to reporting for shift. For example in Toronto, the marijuana usage ban for front-line officers is 28 days. In other cases, such as for most of the military, the prohibition is for several hours. For most major police forces across the country the test is that, a member must be “fit for duty."
Cannabis is now legal in Canada, but there’s plenty of haze in the air for professionals.
The Law Society of British Columbia has disbarred four lawyers in 2018 with the majority dealing with misappropriation of funds.