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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.

Constitutionnel :Le ministre des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune a violé les droits des peuples autochtones aux termes de la Convention de la Baie James et du Nord québécois en fixant par décret la date de la chasse aux caribous du troupeau de la rivière aux Feuilles au 15

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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, SupremeAdvocacyLett@r, to which you may subscribe.

Appeals

Aboriginal Law: Harvesting Rights; Taking-Up Power
Grassy Narrows First Nation v. Ontario (Natural Resources), 2014 SCC 48
Ontario has the authority to take up lands in the Keewatin area so as to limit the harvesting rights set out in Treaty 3. By virtue of ss. 109, 92A, and 92(5) of the Constitution Act, 1867, Ontario alone has . . . [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 : Le juge du procès devait indiquer au jury la distinction à faire entre les effets des troubles mentaux induits par la maladie de l’appelant, un alcoolique chronique, et ceux qui pouvaient découler de son intoxication extrême par l’alcool le jour du drame; la tenue d’un troisième procès sous . . . [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:
Courts / Insurance / Torts / Brokers / Criminal Law / Evidence

Courts – Insurance – Motor Vehicles – Statutes

Summary: The plaintiff, a farmer, was injured while driving an uninsured all-terrain vehicle (ATV) on a public road when he was struck from behind by a

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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:
Armed Forces / Civil Rights / Injunctions / Gifts / Practice / Trusts / Wills

Armed Forces – Civil Rights

Summary: The accused, a Private in the armed forces, was charged with a number of sexual offences, including voyeurism (Criminal Code, s. 162(5)) and possession of child

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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.

Rogers Communications inc. a porté atteinte à la réputation du demandeur en permettant qu’une information erronée soit publiée dans son dossier de crédit.

Intitulé : Nadler c. Rogers Communications inc., 2014 QCCQ 5609
Juridiction : Cour du Québec, Chambre civile (C.Q.), Montréal, 500-22-207716-138
Décision de : Juge Magali Lewis
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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 : Un homme de race noire s’étant vu refuser l’accès à une boîte de nuit reçoit une indemnité de 5 000 $ pour les dommages moraux subis ainsi que 1 000 $ à titre de dommages exemplaires.

Intitulé : Commission des droits de la personne et des . . . [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:
Labour Law / Civil Rights / Criminal Law / Constitutional Law / Indians, Inuit and Métis

Labour Law 

Summary: On April 29, 2005, Wal-Mart Canada Corp. (Wal-Mart) closed its store in Jonquière, Quebec. The closure, which had been announced the

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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 peine de détention pour suramende impayée doit être purgée de façon consécutive non seulement à la peine imposée pour l’infraction qui a entraîné l’imposition de la suramende, mais également à l’égard de toute autre peine que le contrevenant aurait à purger.

Intitulé : R. c. Chaussé, . . . [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.

JEKE Enterprises Ltd. v. Philip K. Matkin Professional Corp., 2014 BCCA 227

1. CASE SUMMARY

AREAS OF LAW: Procedural law; Chambers; Special cases

~It is not appropriate to proceed by special case where the underlying facts of the case are disputed~

BACKGROUND: The Appellants in this case held time shares in a resort owned by the Respondent. In order to fund substantial renovations at the resort, the Respondent . . . [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:
Conflict of Laws / Libel and Slander / Criminal Law / Evidence / Civil Rights

Conflict of Laws – Damages - Injunctions – Libel and Slander – Practice

Summary: The plaintiff, a parish priest in Calgary, Alberta, sued for damages for defamation. The defendant, a lawyer in Goa,

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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 recours collectif des abonnés de Bell Canada et de Bell ExpressVu à qui l’on a facturé des frais obligatoires supplémentaires ou des tarifs supérieurs à ceux qui leur avaient été indiqués pour leurs services est autorisé.

Intitulé : Charland c. Bell Canada, 2014 QCCS 2667
Juridiction . . . [more]

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