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Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec.

CONCURRENCE (LOI SUR LA) : Le pouvoir exclusif de la Cour supérieure lancer un mandat de perquisition suivant l’article 15 de la Loi sur la concurrence ne lui confère pas le pouvoir exclusif de modifier toute ordonnance de mise sous scellés par rapport à l’information reliée au mandat.

Intitulé: Presse . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: OnPoint Legal Research

One Sunday each month OnPoint Legal Research provides Slaw with an extended summary of, and counsel’s commentary on, an important case from the British Columbia, Alberta, or Ontario court of appeal.

A.A.A.M. v. British Columbia (Children and Family Development), 2015 BCCA 220

AREAS OF LAW: Family Law Act; Best interests of the child; Guardians

~It is unfair to say that a parent does not regularly care for a child for the purposes of determining guardianship under s. 39(3)(c) of the Family Law Act, when the Director of Adoption and the courts control that parent’s access to the child.~ . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec.

PÉNAL (DROIT) : La défenderesse, grièvement blessée lors d’un accident de route, possédait une expectative raisonnable de vie privée, ce qui inclut les renseignements sur son alcoolémie divulgués par le personnel médical aux policiers qui l’ont escortée à l’hôpital; cette information était confidentielle et il y a lieu d’exclure la . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec.

RECOURS COLLECTIF: Le tribunal refuse d’ordonner le paiement de dommages moraux dans l’un des deux recours collectifs intentés contre les compagnies canadiennes de cigarettes, car la preuve ne permet pas d’établir d’une façon suffisamment exacte la somme totale des réclamations des membres (art. 1031 C.P.C.).

Intitulé: Létourneau c. JTI-MacDonald . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: Supreme Advocacy

On one Sunday each month we bring you a summary from Supreme Advocacy LLP of recent decisions at the Supreme Court of Canada. Supreme Advocacy LLP offers a weekly electronic newsletter, Supreme Advocacy Letter, to which you may subscribe.

Summary of all appeals and leaves to appeal granted (so you know what the S.C.C. will soon be dealing with) (May 14 – June 10, 2015 inclusive).

Appeals

Constitutional/Aboriginal Law: s.15
Kahkewistahaw First Nation v. Taypotat, 2015 SCC 30 (35518)
To establish a prima facie violation of s. 15(1), a claimant must demonstrate the law at issue has a disproportionate . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec.

CONSTITUTIONNEL (DROIT) : Les deux juges municipaux retraités demandeurs échouent dans leur tentative de faire déclarer que l’article 39 de la Loi sur les cours municipales est ultra vires et inopérant en général ou inapplicable à leur cas et qu’ils ont le droit de continuer à exercer leur rôle de . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec.

PÉNAL (DROIT) : À la lumière de la jurisprudence quant au sens à donner à l’expression «intérêt de la justice» se trouvant à l’article 683 (5) C.Cr., il y a lieu de rejeter la demande du requérant de suspendre l’interdiction de conduire qui lui a été imposée par le juge . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec.

PÉNAL (DROIT) : La directive donnée par le juge à propos du témoignage d’un témoin taré était insuffisante, compte tenu des circonstances particulières de l’affaire et de la nature de la preuve avancée par la poursuite; par conséquent, l’accusé devra subir un nouveau procès pour meurtre au second degré.

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Summaries Sunday: Maritime Law Book

Summaries of selected recent cases are provided each week to Slaw by Maritime Law Book. Every Sunday we present a precis of the latest summaries, a fuller version of which can be found on MLB-Slaw Selected Case Summaries at cases.slaw.ca.

This week’s summaries concern:
Civil Rights – Administrative Law – Real Property – Statutes

British Columbia Teachers’ Federation v. British Columbia 2015 BCCA 184
Civil Rights
Summary: In 2002, the Province of British Columbia enacted legislation that voided hundreds of terms of the teachers’ collective agreement. The legislation also prohibited collective bargaining on issues of class size and . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: OnPoint Legal Research

One Sunday each month OnPoint Legal Research provides Slaw with an extended summary of, and counsel’s commentary on, an important case from the British Columbia, Alberta, or Ontario court of appeal.

BDO Canada Limited v Dorais, 2015 ABCA 137

Areas of Law: Bankruptcy; Trustees; Prosecution by trustee

~ Trustees in bankruptcy may pursue claims on behalf of the bankrupt estate, including those brought by creditors that accrue to the benefit of all creditors, but may not pursue the claims of individual creditors that benefit them individually.~

BACKGROUND: The deceased Michel Dorais and a number of companies previously controlled by him . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec.

PÉNAL (DROIT) : Si la juge avait correctement qualifié les délais et tenu compte du faible préjudice subi par l’accusé ainsi que de sa large part de responsabilité dans les délais, un arrêt des procédures n’aurait pas été prononcé; par conséquent, l’appel est accueilli et la continuation des procédures est . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: Maritime Law Book

Summaries of selected recent cases are provided each week to Slaw by Maritime Law Book. Every Sunday we present a precis of the latest summaries, a fuller version of which can be found on MLB-Slaw Selected Case Summaries at cases.slaw.ca.

This week’s summaries concern:
Criminal Law – Evidence – Torts – Contempt – Police – Securities Regulation

Henry v. British Columbia (Attorney General) et al. 2015 SCC 24
Barristers and Solicitors – Civil Rights – Criminal Law
Summary: Henry was convicted in 1983 of 10 sexual offences involving eight complainants. He was declared a dangerous offender and sentenced . . . [more]

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