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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 requérant, qui a été déclaré non criminellement responsable pour cause de troubles mentaux du meurtre de ses deux jeunes enfants à l’issue d’un procès tenu devant jury, est remis en liberté en attendant de subir un nouveau procès.

Intitulé : Turcotte c. R., 2014 QCCS 4285 . . . [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: Une enseignante ayant exploité sexuellement un adolescent doit être punie comme le serait un professeur ayant eu les mêmes gestes envers une élève; en l’espèce, il y a lieu de condamner l’accusée, reconnue coupable notamment d’agression sexuelle à l’endroit d’un élève de 15 ans, à 20 mois de . . . [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:
Civil Rights / Constitutional Law / Statutes / Trade Regulation

R. v. P.C. 2014 ONCA 577
Civil Rights
Summary: The accused, a young offender at the time, was tried by a judge and jury and found guilty of manslaughter. The accused wished to appeal his conviction, but lacked the resources to retain counsel. He . . . [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.

RECOURS COLLECTIF : Le recours collectif intenté au nom des personnes ayant subi des dommages à la suite des inondations causées par le débordement de la rivière Richelieu au printemps 2011 n’est pas autorisé contre les deux paliers de gouvernement.

Intitulé : Dupuis c. Canada (Procureur général), 2014 QCCS 3997 . . . [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, SupremeAdvocacyLett@r, 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). (Aug 14 – Sept. 11, 2014 inclusive).


LEAVES TO APPEAL GRANTED

Intellectual Property: Licences
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation v. Sodrac 2003 Inc., et al., 2014 FCA 84
What is the appropriate tariff here. . . . [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:
Aliens/ Civil Rights / Constitutional Law / Criminal Law / Narcotic Control / Landlord and Tenant

McAteer et al. v. Canada (Attorney General) 2014 ONCA 578
Aliens – Civil Rights – Constitutional Law – Statutes

Summary: The applicants claimed that the requirement in the Citizenship Act (ss. 3(1)(c), 12(3) and 24) that they swear

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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 fait que le requérant avait déjà été avisé de ses droits à la suite de son arrestation pour entrave ne libérait pas les policiers de l’aviser de nouveau lorsqu’ils ont eu des soupçons de conduite avec les facultés affaiblies et lui ont donné l’ordre de fournir . . . [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:
Barristers and Solicitors/ Courts / Evidence / Torts / Criminal Law

Barristers and Solicitors – Courts – Evidence – Torts

Summary: The plaintiffs hired the defendant lawyer and his law firm to represent them in their lawsuit against HouseMaster Inspection Service for a deficient house inspection.

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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.

Énergie, mines et ressources: Le recours de Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation Ltd. qui visait à faire modifier un accord conclu en 1969 avec Hydro-Québec sur le prix de l’électricité pour la centrale de Churchill Falls est rejeté.

Intitulé : Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation Ltd. c. Hydro-Québec, 2014 QCCS 3590
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.

Insurance Corporation of British Columbia v. Stainton Ventures Ltd.,
2014 BCCA 296

1. CASE SUMMARY

AREAS OF LAW: Intellectual property law; Official marks; Passing-off

~It is not a violation of the Trade-marks Act nor does it constitute passing-off to create a webpage or Internet domain that pairs an official mark with a non-distinctive word such as “advice”~

BACKGROUND: The Appellant, the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, has adopted 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.

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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