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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) : Un arrêt des procédures est ordonné dans le cas d’accusés arrêtés pour trafic de drogues à l’occasion de l’enquête Promu en raison du délai déraisonnable imputé, notamment, à la façon dont la poursuite a géré les conséquences de l’arrestation du policier à l’origine de cette enquête, Benoît . . . [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.

Green v. Alberta Teachers’ Association, 2016 ABCA 237

AREAS OF LAW: Administrative law; Judicial review; Procedural fairness; Privative clause

 ~The presence of a strongly worded privative clause does not preclude most or all judicial review, but rather indicates that the court must adopt a deferential standard of review.~

BACKGROUND: The Appellant, Cynthia Green, was found guilty of unprofessional conduct by the Hearing Committee of the Respondent Alberta Teachers’ . . . [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 Cour rend jugement dans le dossier type concernant la divulgation de la preuve en matière d’alcootest à la suite de l’arrêt de la Cour suprême R. c. St-Onge Lamoureux (C.S. Can., 2012-11-02), 2012 CSC 57, SOQUIJ AZ-50908040, 2012EXP-3884, J.E. 2012-2079, [2012] 3 R.C.S. 187.

Intitulé :  . . . [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) : L’article 222 (5) c) C.Cr. cible en termes suffisamment clairs la conduite objectivement dangereuse de celui qui, par ses actes (menace, crainte de violence, supercherie), porte un autre être humain à accomplir un geste qui cause sa propre mort; c’est à bon droit que le juge 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) : Afin de déterminer s’il s’agit d’un «parc public» tel qu’il est prévu à l’article 161 C.Cr., relatif aux ordonnances d’interdiction rendues à l’encontre de délinquants en matière sexuelle, il faut tenir compte de l’environnement où seraient survenus les prétendus délits et considérer la nature des activités qui . . . [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.

FAMILLE : L’article 596 C.C.Q. et les autres articles du titre troisième du Livre deuxième (art. 585 à 596.1) du Code civil du Québec trouvent application en matière de divorce, sauf exceptions prévues à la Loi sur le divorce ou incompatibilité avec celle-ci, de sorte que le juge de première . . . [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. It’s a summary of all appeals and leaves to appeal granted, so you know what the S.C.C. will soon be dealing with (July 15 – August 25, 2016 inclusive).

Appeals

Agriculture: Farm Income Stabilization; Compensation Methods; Interpretation Principles
Ferme Vi-Ber inc. v. Financière agricole du Québec, 2016 SCC 34 (36205)

The (provincial) government support program here is not a contract

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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) : Le juge refuse d’appliquer l’article 7 (2) b) (iii) de la Loi réglementant certaines drogues et autres substances, qui prévoit une peine minimale de un an dans le cas de l’accusé, reconnu coupable de production de marijuana pour avoir tenu le rôle de jardinier dans l’affaire. . . . [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.

FAMILLE : Plusieurs clauses d’un contrat de gestation pour autrui conclu en Inde sont susceptibles d’être déclarées nulles et non exécutoires parce qu’elles sont contraires à l’ordre public ou abusives; toutefois, cette situation ne devrait pas faire obstacle au processus d’adoption enclenché par le conjoint de fait du père biologique . . . [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.

DROITS ET LIBERTÉS : L’humoriste Mike Ward est condamné à verser une somme totale de 42 000 $ pour avoir outrepassé les limites de la liberté d’expression en portant atteinte au droit à l’égalité de Jérémy Gabriel, atteint du syndrome de Treacher Collins, et de sa mère.

Intitulé : Commission . . . [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.

Calaheson v Gift Lake Metis Settlement, 2016 ABCA 185

AREAS OF LAW: Local elections; Eligibility to run; Eligibility to vote; Metis and Indian status

~In deciding whether to annul an election, it is not necessary to engage in mathematical analyses if, over all, there are sufficient irregularities to cast doubt on the election’s integrity.~

BACKGROUND: Jason Anderson was ineligible to run in the Respondent Gift Lake Metis Settlement’s general . . . [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) : L’ancien dirigeant de Cinar, Ronald Weinberg, est condamné à une peine d’emprisonnement de neuf ans après avoir été déclaré coupable sous plusieurs chefs d’accusation de fraude, d’utilisation d’un document contrefait ainsi que de fabrication et d’utilisation de faux documents.

Intitulé : R. c. Weinberg, 2016 QCCS 3137 . . . [more]

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