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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’appel d’un jugement de la Cour du Québec ayant rejeté la requête en arrêt des procédures présentée par l’appelant est rejeté; le juge était fondé à appliquer la mesure transitoire exceptionnelle, le délai net de 41 mois étant raisonnable dans les circonstances.

Intitulé : Doudou-Traoré c. R., . . . [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.

Johnson v Goyette, 2018 ABCA 353

AREAS OF LAW: Family law; Unjust enrichment; Joint family venture

~A trial judge’s finding on whether a joint family venture exists is a factual one, reviewable only for palpable and overriding error.~

BACKGROUND
The Appellant, Sandra Johnson, and the Respondent, Danielle Goyette, were in a 13-year common-law relationship. The Respondent was a professional hockey player and competed in three Olympic Games. 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.

Tout comme dans Chiasson c. Fillion (C.S., 2005-04-11), SOQUIJ AZ-50307092, J.E. 2005-757, [2005] R.J.Q. 1066, [2005] R.R.A. 459, la demanderesse a été victime d’un harcèlement systématique, caractérisé par une longue campagne de dénigrement basée sur des moqueries sur son apparence, la seule distinction étant que les injures, les menaces et . . . [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 conséquences très graves, à la fois financières et sociales, d’un système organisé de collusion dans l’adjudication de contrats de travaux publics requièrent l’imposition de peines qui démontrent que de tels systèmes ne seront ni banalisés ni tolérés par les tribunaux; en l’espèce, les peines d’emprisonnement dans . . . [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 (October 24 – November 15, 2018 inclusive).

Oral Judgments

Criminal Law: Attempted Murder
R. v. Normore, 2018 NLCA 10 ; 2018 SCC 42 (37993) judgment rendered Oct. 19, 2018

The Chief Justice: “Mr. Normore was . . . [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.

RESPONSABILITÉ : Le verdict de non-responsabilité criminelle ne peut, en soi, faire la preuve de l’incapacité du défendeur de discerner le bien du mal au moment du meurtre de son voisin, mais il s’agit d’un fait juridique qui, additionné au rapport d’expert sur la santé mentale et la preuve documentaire, . . . [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 appels interjetés à l’encontre des déclarations de culpabilité de Robert Poirier, ancien maire de Boisbriand, et de France Michaud, une dirigeante de la firme d’ingénierie Roche, sous divers chefs d’accusation de fraude et de corruption afférents à l’adjudication de contrats par la Ville de Boisbriand pendant . . . [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 d’appel maintient le jugement de première instance ayant condamné l’intimé à une peine de 12 mois de détention et ayant déclaré les peines minimales obligatoires de 3 ans de détention prévues aux articles 99 (2) a) et 103 (2) a) C.Cr. inopérantes à son endroit. . . . [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.

CONTRAT DE SERVICES : eBay Canada n’a pas commis de faute en retirant l’annonce placée par les appelants concernant la vente aux enchères d’une paire de chaussures alors que la plus haute mise était de 98 000 $.

Intitulé : eBay Canada Ltd. c. Mofo Moko, 2018 QCCA 1735
Juridiction . . . [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 (September 21 – October 24, 2018 inclusive).

Oral Judgment

Criminal Law: Impaired
R. v. Cyr-Langlois, 2017 QCCA 1033 ; 2018 SCC (37760)

The Chief Justice: “A majority of the judges of the Court would allow . . . [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 : Alors que certaines dispositions du Code de procédure civile viennent conférer aux notaires le pouvoir d’accomplir des actes autrefois réservés aux avocats, le demandeur n’a pas démontré qu’il est du ressort exclusif de l’avocat de rédiger la demande conjointe sur projet d’accord réglant les conséquences de la séparation . . . [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) Un employeur déclaré coupable de l’homicide involontaire de son employé, décédé à la suite de l’effondrement d’une tranchée dans laquelle il travaillait à réparer un égout, se voit imposer une peine de 18 mois de détention assortie d’une probation de 3 ans.

Intitulé : R. c. Fournier, 2018 . . . [more]

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