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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 règle interdisant les condamnations multiples ne s’applique pas au cas de l’appelant, reconnu coupable de conduite durant une interdiction et du non-respect d’une condition d’une ordonnance de probation, en l’occurrence une interdiction de conduire; même s’il est question dans les deux cas d’une interdiction de conduire, . . . [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:
Administrative law – Courts – Family Law – Civil Rights – Criminal Law – Practice

Strickland et al. v. Canada (Attorney General) 2015 SCC 37
Administrative Law – Courts – Family Law
Summary: The applicants applied for judicial review under s. 18 of the Federal Courts Act, seeking to have the Federal Child Support . . . [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:
Company Law – Civil Rights – Statutes – Insurance – Damages – Evidence – Practice – Conflict of Laws

Rea et al. v. Wildeboer et al. 2015 ONCA 373
Company Law
Summary: The plaintiffs asserted an oppression claim under s. 248 of the Business Corporations Act alleging misappropriation of funds from Martinrea International Inc. . . . [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.

FAILLITE ET INSOLVABILITÉ : Vu notamment la confusion qui a régné en ce qui concerne le processus de réclamation, il y a lieu de permettre aux requérants de déposer des preuves de réclamation malgré l’expiration de la date butoir.

Intitulé : Montréal, Maine & Atlantique Canada Cie (Montréal, Maine & . . . [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) (June 11-July 9, 2015 inclusive).

Appeals

Contracts in Québec: Brokerage; Formation; Commission; Conditions; Warranties
Société en commandite Place Mullins v. Services immobiliers Diane Bisson inc., 2015 SCC 26 (35461)
Clarification as to the above-noted issues, and “[i] sum, the . . . [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:
Civil Rights – Barristers and Solicitors – Medicine – Professional Occupations – Criminal Law – Crown – Damage Awards – Quebec Responsibility – Evidence – Contracts – Insurance – Practice – Administrative Law – Education

Wong v. Grant Mitchell Law Corp. et al. 2015 MBQB 88
Barristers and Solicitors – Medicine – Professional Occupations . . . [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) : Non seulement le juge de première instance était en présence d’une suggestion commune mais, en outre, celle-ci n’était pas déraisonnable et il aurait dû l’entériner; par conséquent, l’intimé, qui en est à sa troisième récidive d’alcool au volant, devra purger 90 jours de prison tel que l’avaient . . . [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.

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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