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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 tenue d’un nouveau procès est ordonnée dans le cas de l’accusé, reconnu coupable de menaces de causer la mort ou des lésions corporelles aux journalistes syriens pro-el-Assad et d’avoir conseillé à autrui de commettre un meurtre — qui n’a pas été commis — en raison d’un . . . [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.

Burke v. Watson & Barnard (A Firm), 2016 BCCA 439

AREAS OF LAW: Negligence; Duty of care; Proximity; Cooper v. Hobart; No reasonable cause of action

~A small number of decisions in other Canadian courts of first instance are not enough to establish a category of cases in which a duty of care has previously been recognized, for the purposes of a Cooper v. Hobart analysis.~

BACKGROUND:

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.

PÉNAL (DROIT) : Les dispositions de l’article 737 C.Cr. relativement à la suramende compensatoire, prévoyant une contribution obligatoire affectée à l’aide aux victimes d’actes criminels d’une somme de 30 % de l’amende infligée pour une infraction ou, si aucune amende n’est infligée, de 100 $ pour une infraction punissable sur . . . [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 21, 2016 inclusive).

Oral Judgment

Labour Law: Collective Bargaining
British Columbia Teachers’ Federation v. British Columbia, 2016 SCC 49 (36500)

The Chief Justice: “The majority of the Court would allow the appeal, substantially for . . . [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) : La Cour d’appel établit le test applicable au droit de faire appel d’un jugement ayant autorisé l’exercice d’une action collective prévu à l’article 578 C.P.C.

Intitulé : Centrale des syndicats du Québec c. Allen, 2016 QCCA 1878
Juridiction : Cour d’appel (C.A.), Québec, 200-09-009238-160 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) : Reconnu coupable sous 113 chefs d’infraction de nature sexuelle à l’égard de jeunes filles âgées de 8 à 14 ans, l’accusé, un professeur d’éducation physique au primaire qui leurrait ses victimes au moyen d’Internet et les menaçait ultérieurement de diffuser le matériel compromettant qu’elles lui faisaient parvenir, . . . [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 juge de première instance a commis des erreurs déterminantes en concluant à la culpabilité de l’appelant aux infractions de vol qualifié et de voies de fait par le truchement de l’article 21 (2) C.Cr.; des verdicts d’acquittement sont substitués à ceux de culpabilité.

Intitulé : LSJPA . . . [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 : L’ex-ministre Le Hir a été négligent lors de la rédaction d’un article dans lequel il associe le demandeur, un avocat et promoteur immobilier, à la mafia et au crime organisé, car il n’a effectué aucune démarche ni aucune vérification pour s’assurer de la véracité des sources sur lesquelles . . . [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 (October 15 – November 11, 2016 inclusive).

Appeals

Civil Procedure: Contempt
Morasse v. Nadeau-Dubois, 2016 SCC 44 (36351)

In Québec, the power to find someone guilty of contempt of court is an exceptional one; courts have consistently discouraged . . . [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) : L’article 151 a) C.Cr., qui prévoit une peine minimale de 12 mois de détention, est déclaré inopérant dans le cas de l’accusé, qui s’est reconnu coupable d’attouchements sexuels à l’égard d’une jeune fille de 13 ans alors qu’il était lui-même âgé de 18 ans et vivait une . . . [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) : L’article 10 b) de la Charte canadienne des droits et libertés donne à la personne détenue par les policiers le droit d’avoir recours à l’assistance d’un avocat et non pas un droit constitutionnel limité à «un seul appel» pour joindre un avocat.

Intitulé : Stevens 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.

British Columbia (Attorney General) v. Andrews, 2016 BCCA 361

AREAS OF LAW: Injunctions; Vexatious litigants; Access to courts

 ~The terms of an order dealing with a vexatious litigant must not be so restrictive that it lacks a suitable mechanism for the individual to attend a courthouse for a legitimate purpose.~

BACKGROUND: On January 9, 2009, the Respondent Attorney General of British Columbia filed a statement of claim seeking . . . [more]

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