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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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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) (Apr. 9 – May 13, 2015 inclusive).

Appeals

Criminal Law: Mandatory Minimums
R. v. Nur (R. v. Charles),2015 SCC 15 (35678)(35684)
Mandatory minimum sentences imposed by s. 95(2) (a) violate Charter s. 12.  Most cases do . . . [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) : Reconnu coupable de meurtre au premier degré, l’appelant subira un nouveau procès, les directives du juge au jury ayant été considérées comme insuffisantes tant sur le plan de la fiabilité de l’aveu de l’appelant, issu d’une opération de type Monsieur Big, que sur celui de son effet . . . [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) : Les nouvelles dispositions de la Partie XX.1 (art. 672.1 à 672.95) du Code criminel prévoyant la possibilité de déclarer une personne jugée non responsable pour cause de troubles mentaux «accusé à haut risque» ne s’appliquent pas rétrospectivement.

Intitulé : R. c. C.R., 2015 QCCQ 2299
Juridiction : . . . [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.

Sampley v. Sampley, 2015 BCCA 113

Areas of Law: 

Family law; Parental abduction; Hague Convention

~An appellate court will not disturb the factual findings underlying a chambers judge’s order under the Hague Convention, in the absence of palpable or overriding error or the application of the wrong legal test or principle.~

BACKGROUND:  The Appellant, Michelle Sampley, and the Respondent, Matthew Sampley, were married in Alberta in 2010. 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) : Dans une affaire de complot suscitant un débat sur l’exception au ouï-dire des actes manifestes de coconspirateurs, le tribunal conclut qu’il est permis de mettre en preuve les paroles et les gestes des coconspirateurs, malgré l’absence de certains de ceux-ci lors de certains échanges, pour autant que . . . [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 version anglaise de l’article 439.1 du Code de la sécurité routière est la plus claire et est celle qu’il faut privilégier; en outre, elle n’exige pas que l’appareil soit «tenu en main», mais simplement tenu («holding»).

Intitulé : Pedneault-Turmel c. Directeur des poursuites criminelles et pénales, . . . [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.

TRANSPORT ET AFFRÈTEMENT : Le contrat par lequel l’assuré de la demanderesse a retenu les services du défendeur pour naviguer son bateau d’un point à un autre, moyennant les modalités de paiement indiquées au contrat, n’est pas un contrat de transport régi par l’article 2030 C.C.Q., mais plutôt un contrat . . . [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 : Un parent ne peut s’être libéré de son obligation alimentaire de base en payant des frais qui pourraient être considérés comme des frais particuliers ou encore des dépenses discrétionnaires.

Intitulé : Droit de la famille — 15564, 2015 QCCA 526
Juridiction : Cour d’appel (C.A.), Montréal, 500-09-024536-146
Décision . . . [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) ( Mar. 11 – Apr. 8, 2015 inclusive).

Appeals

Charter: Freedom of Religion
Loyola High School v. Quebec (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 12 (35201)
The Québec Ethics & Religious Culture Program is an unreasonable interference with values underlying . . . [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 – Torts – Damages – Master and Servant – Civil Rights

Samaroo v. Canada Revenue Agency et al. 2015 BCCA 116
Criminal Law – Torts
Summary: The plaintiffs brought a civil claim for malicious prosecution after they were acquitted of all tax charges on a 21-count information. The defendants resisted disclosure of . . . [more]

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