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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 compagnie CFG Construction, déclarée coupable de négligence criminelle ayant causé la mort de l’un de ses employés, se voit imposer une amende de 300 000 $, assortie d’une période probatoire de 3 ans et d’une suramende compensatoire de 15 %.

Intitulé : R. c. CFG Construction . . . [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.

ACTION COLLECTIVE (RECOURS COLLECTIF) : Une action collective contre Hydro-Québec qui invoque un trop-perçu de 1,2 milliard de dollars provenant de ses titulaires d’abonnement de 2008 à 2013 et découlant du fait qu’elle aurait manipulé les données transmises à la Régie de l’énergie est autorisée.

Intitulé : Molima c. Hydro-Québec, . . . [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 (December 14, 2019 − January 8, 2020 inclusive).

Appeals

Administrative Law/Citizenship: Standard of Review
Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) v. Vavilov, 2019 SCC 65 (37748)

Standard of Review Summary
1. Default: reasonableness [1] . . . [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.

Level One Construction Ltd. v. Burnham, 2019 BCCA 407

AREAS OF LAW:  Defamation; Test for Defamatory Statements; Fair Comment; Justification.

~The correct test for determining whether an impugned statement is defamatory is to examine the statement from the perspective of a reasonable, right-thinking person. While the courts should not seize upon the least favourable interpretation, it is an error for a trial judge to feel bound to choose . . . [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 (DROIT) : L’appel du jugement de la Cour supérieure ayant rejeté la demande de sursis provisoire quant à l’application des articles 6 et 8 de la Loi sur la laïcité de l’État est rejeté.

Intitulé : Hak c. Procureure générale du Québec, 2019 QCCA 2145
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 (November 16 – December 13, 2019 inclusive).

Appeals

Constitutional/Maritime Law: Division of Powers; Sale of Marine Parts
Desgagnés Transport Inc. v. Wärtsilä Canada Inc., 2019 SCC 58 (37873)

The federal maritime law at issue here . . . [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.

COMMERCIAL (DROIT) : L’Autorité des marchés publics a manifestement contrevenu aux règles de justice naturelle, tant dans le processus menant à la décision que dans la décision rendue, soit celle de rejeter la demande d’autorisation de contracter avec un organisme public que lui avait soumise la demanderesse.

Intitulé : Entreprises . . . [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.

DROITS ET LIBERTÉS : La Cour d’appel confirme que les propos tenus par Mike Ward à l’endroit de Jérémy Gabriel, lequel est atteint du syndrome de Treacher Collins, sont de nature discriminatoire et qu’ils ont eu pour effet de compromettre le droit de ce dernier à la reconnaissance en pleine . . . [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 peine de 8 mois de détention assortie d’une probation de 2 ans est imposée à un homme de 55 ans s’étant reconnu coupable de vol d’identité et de fabrication de faux documents dans le contexte d’une fraude organisée de plus de 600 000 $.

Intitulé :  . . . [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) : Pour empêcher que le meurtre d’honneur soit réduit à un homicide involontaire coupable, le législateur a choisi de restreindre la notion de «geste provocateur» à celui «qui constituerait un acte criminel prévu à la présente loi passible d’un emprisonnement de cinq ans ou plus»; cette modification apportée . . . [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 12 – November 15, 2019 inclusive).

Appeals

Criminal Law: Delay; Youth
R. v. K.J.M., 2019 SCC 55 (38292)

Two main issues: do the presumptive Jordan ceilings apply to youth justice court proceedings; was 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.

RESPONSABILITÉ : La Commission scolaire des Hautes-Rivières, la directrice de l’école Micheline-Brodeur et 2 enseignantes de cette école sont condamnées à verser 68 000 $ aux parents d’une élève qui, en quatrième année, a été victime d’intimidation.

Intitulé : B.L. c. Labrie, 2019 QCCS 4648 *
Juridiction : Cour supérieure . . . [more]

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