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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 Guy Turcotte à la suite de sa condamnation pour meurtre au second degré de ses 2 enfants est l’emprisonnement à perpétuité; le délai préalable à sa libération conditionnelle est fixé à 17 ans sous chacun des chefs d’accusation.

Intitulé : R. c. Turcotte, 2016 . . . [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: Arbitration – Estoppel – Administrative Law – Practice – Courts – Criminal Law – Evidence – Police

Enmax Energy Corp. v. TransAlta Generation Partnership 2015 ABCA 383
Arbitration – Estoppel
Summary: The appellant appealed a chambers judge’s decision where he held that the parties to an arbitration were not bound by a prior arbitration . . . [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.

Hugh’s Contracting Ltd. v. Stevens, 2015 BCCA 49

AREAS OF LAW: Contracts; Fire damage; Extra work; Quantum meruit

~Where parties have agreed for the provision of goods and services but failed to provide for terms of remuneration, they may be presumed to have intended a reasonable price and a contractual term to that effect may be implied.~

BACKGROUND:  In September 2008, the home of the Respondent, Laurie Stevens, 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.

FAMILLE : Alors que la mère porteuse a choisi de ne pas déclarer de filiation maternelle, la présentation d’une requête pour ordonnance de placement pour adoption avec le seul consentement du père déclaré ne constituait pas une démarche illégale et contraire à l’ordre public.

Intitulé : Adoption — 161, 2016 . . . [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.

FAILLITE ET INSOLVABILITÉ: Dans le contexte d’un plan d’arrangement en vertu de la Loi sur les arrangements avec les créanciers des compagnies qui a été conclu à la suite de la tragédie ferroviaire survenue à Lac-Mégantic, la somme de 10 millions de dollars est accordée à titre d’honoraires additionnels aux . . . [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: Extradition – Courts – Family Law – Conflict of Laws – Statutes – Trials – Damages – Master and Servant – Civil Rights – Guardian and Ward – Practice

M.M. v. Canada (Minister of Justice) 2015 SCC 62
Extradition
Summary: M.M. brought her children to Canada from the State of Georgia, U.S.A., in violation . . . [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): Les dispositions invalides du Code criminel qui prohibent l’aide médicale à mourir ne peuvent empêcher l’entrée en vigueur et l’application de la Loi concernant les soins de fin de vie.

Intitulé : Québec (Procureure générale) c. D’Amico, 2015 QCCA 2138
Juridiction : Cour d’appel (C.A.), Montréal, 500-09-025747-155 . . . [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): Les articles de la Loi concernant les soins de fin de vie qui visent l’aide médicale à mourir sont incompatibles avec les articles 14 et 241 b) C.Cr.; leur mise en application sera ainsi suspendue dès l’entrée en vigueur de la loi, le 10 décembre 2015.

Intitulé :  . . . [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 – International Law – Statutes – Civil Rights – Constitutional Law – Administrative Law – Copyright

B010 v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) 2015 SCC 58
Aliens – International Law – Statutes
Summary: Section 37(1)(b) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act rendered a permanent resident or a foreign national inadmissible to . . . [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.

TRAVAIL : La travailleuse, une employée d’une entreprise fédérale qui a choisi de prendre le congé prévu par le Code canadien du travail pendant sa grossesse, n’a pas le droit de recevoir une indemnité de remplacement du revenu en vertu de la Loi sur la santé et la sécurité du . . . [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. It’s a summary of all appeals and leaves to appeal granted, so you know what the S.C.C. will soon be dealing with (November 12 – December 11, 2015 inclusive).

Oral Judgments

Criminal Law: Dangerous Driving Causing Death; Test For Mens Rea
R. v. Hecimovic, 2014 BCCA 483(36260) 2015 SCC 54

Justice Abella: “The majority is of the view . . . [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) : En l’absence d’épisodes psychotiques, les troubles de l’humeur ne devraient qu’exceptionnellement entraîner un verdict de non-responsabilité pour cause de troubles mentaux (art. 16 C.Cr.).

Intitulé : Autorité des marchés financiers c. Patry, 2015 QCCA 1933
Juridiction : Cour d’appel (C.A.), Montréal, 500-10-005472-137
Décision de : Juges François . . . [more]

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