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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.

CONTRAT D’ENTREPRISE : La juge de première instance était fondée à rejeter l’ensemble des réclamations de l’appelante, qui demandait notamment une compensation pour des retards en vertu d’une clause prévoyant des dommages-intérêts liquidés.

Intitulé : Enerkem Alberta Biofuels c. Papillon et Fils ltée, 2019 QCCA 1334
Juridiction : Cour d’appel . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: Supreme Advocacy

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 as well as leaves to appeal granted so you will know what the SCC will soon be dealing with (July 12 – August 8, 2019 inclusive).

Appeals

Criminal/Military Law: Trial by Jury
R. v. Stillman, 2019 SCC 40 (37701)(38308)

S. 130(1) (a) of the NDA is not inconsistent with s. 11 (f) of the . . . [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.

MUNICIPAL (DROIT) : La Cour supérieure alerte le législateur quant au procédé déloyal auquel la Ville de Hudson a eu recours en manoeuvrant pour tirer un avantage indu de la courte prescription de 6 mois prévue aux articles 585 et 586 de la Loi sur les cités et villes à . . . [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 tenue d’un nouveau procès est ordonnée pour l’appelant, déclaré coupable de meurtre au premier degré au terme d’un procès devant jury, le juge ayant indûment insisté sur l’opinion de l’experte psychiatre, erronée en droit, selon laquelle l’intoxication volontaire ne permettait pas de conclure à une défense . . . [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 tenue d’un nouveau procès est ordonnée pour l’appelant, déclaré coupable de meurtre au second degré au terme d’un procès devant jury; le juge a commis des erreurs de droit dans la détermination de la recevabilité de déclarations extrajudiciaires ainsi qu’en omettant de donner une directive précise . . . [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.

TRAVAIL : L’interdiction du gouvernement du Québec faite aux ingénieurs de la fonction publique d’utiliser sa messagerie électronique afin de transmettre un message syndical constitue de l’ingérence au sens de l’article 12 C.tr., compte tenu du contexte de la négociation collective en cours et de l’absence de preuve d’un préjudice. . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: Supreme Advocacy

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 as well as leaves to appeal granted so you will know what the SCC will soon be dealing with (June 21 to July 11, 2019 inclusive).

Appeals

Criminal Law: Complainant’s Sexual Activity
R. v. Goldfinch, 2019 SCC 38 (38270)

To be admissible, relationship evidence that implies sexual activity must satisfy requirements of s. 276 . . . [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.

TRAVAIL : L’employeur, qui exploite un restaurant, a été condamné à payer à une salariée une indemnité de 26 000 $ à titre de dommages moraux et punitifs en raison du harcèlement sexuel qu’il a exercé à son endroit; il s’agit d’un message clair envoyé par le Tribunal afin 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) : L’intimé n’a pas enfreint l’ordonnance d’interdiction de se trouver dans un centre communautaire, rendue en vertu de l’article 161 (1) a) C.Cr., en se présentant à une bibliothèque municipale.

Intitulé : R. c. Boissonneault, 2019 QCCA 1074
Juridiction : Cour d’appel (C.A.), Montréal, 500-10-006476-178
Décision de :  . . . [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.

Janus v. The Central Park Citizen Society, 2019 BCCA 173

AREAS OF LAW:  Landlord and tenant; Limitation periods; Res judicata; Personal injury; Negligence

~The test for postponement of the limitation period in a personal injury claim should not be interpreted to mean that a party is not in a position to start a claim until he is fully aware of the extent of his injuries and the . . . [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 période pendant laquelle un adolescent est confié aux soins d’une personne à la suite d’une ordonnance, conformément à l’article 31 (1) de la Loi sur le système de justice pénale pour les adolescents, et les conditions d’un tel placement sont des circonstances qui doivent être . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: Supreme Advocacy

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 as well as leaves to appeal granted so you will know what the SCC will soon be dealing with (May 11 – June 20, 2019 inclusive).

Oral Judgments

Corporate Law: Fraud; Knowing Participation/Assistance
Christine DeJong Medicine Professional Corp. v. DBDC Spadina Ltd., 2018 ONCA 60; 2019 SCC 30 (38051)

Brown J.: “… the . . . [more]

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