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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 requérants, Stefano Sollecito et Leonardo Rizzuto, sont acquittés sous les accusations d’avoir commis un acte criminel sous la direction d’une organisation criminelle ou en association avec elle et d’avoir comploté afin de commettre le trafic de cocaïne, la poursuite n’ayant aucune preuve à offrir autre que . . . [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 appelants ont refusé de se départir de leur kirpan pour la durée de leur visite à l’Assemblée nationale et n’ont donc pu y entrer en raison de l’application d’une directive interdisant toute arme blanche dans l’enceinte de l’Assemblée nationale; l’exclusion du kirpan relevait d’un privilège parlementaire . . . [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 as well as leaves to appeal granted so you will know what the SCC will soon be dealing with (January 1 to February 16, 2018 inclusive).

Appeals

Aboriginal Law: Pre-Confederation Fiduciary Breaches
Williams Lake Indian Band v. Canada (Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development), 2018 SCC 4 (36983)

The Tribunal reasonably found that . . . [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) : Dans le contexte d’une enquête criminelle et des accusations criminelles portées contre les six coaccusés, dont font partie Nathalie Normandeau et Marc-Yvan Côté, le tribunal refuse d’autoriser la divulgation par les journalistes Marie-Maude Denis et Louis Lacroix de renseignements ou de documents révélant leurs sources journalistiques ou . . . [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’infraction de facilitation se trouvant à l’article 83.19 C.Cr. ne concerne pas l’auteur principal d’une activité terroriste, dont le comportement est plutôt visé par l’article 83.2 C.Cr.

Intitulé : R. c. Jamali, 2017 QCCS 6078 *
Juridiction : Cour supérieure (C.S.), Montréal, 500-73-004347-155
Décision de : Juge . . . [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’application de l’article 10 de la Loi favorisant le respect de la neutralité religieuse de l’État et visant notamment à encadrer les demandes d’accommodements pour un motif religieux dans certains organismes, qui prévoit que les services gouvernementaux au Québec doivent être offerts et reçus à visage . . . [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 : Avec ce que les agents avaient comme information à la suite de leur enquête, un policier prudent et diligent se trouvant dans la même situation n’aurait pas conclu à l’existence de motifs raisonnables et probables de croire à la commission des infractions de traite de personnes, d’avantage matériel . . . [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 appelantes échouent dans leur tentative de contester la validité constitutionnelle des articles 51, 52 et 58 de la Charte de la langue française, portant sur la langue du commerce et des affaires.

Intitulé : 156158 Canada inc. c. Attorney General of Quebec, 2017 QCCA 2055 . . . [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.

FISCALITÉ : L’article 1138 paragraphe 4 de la Loi sur les impôts ne distingue pas les «opérations intervenues entre la société de personnes et ses membres» selon qu’elles sont de nature courante ou en capital; les éléments d’actif qui peuvent être retranchés en vertu du paragraphe 3 b) in fine . . . [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 as well as leaves to appeal granted so you will know what the SCC will soon be dealing with (November 24 to December 29, 2017 inclusive).

Appeals

Aboriginal Law: Treaty Rights
First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun v.Yukon, 2017 SCC 58 (36779)

Yukon did not here have the authority to make the extensive . . . [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) : Adèle Sorella, que le jury avait déclarée coupable de meurtre au premier degré de ses filles de huit et neuf ans, voit ces verdicts annulés; la Cour d’appel ordonne la tenue d’un nouveau procès.

Intitulé : Sorella c. R., 2017 QCCA 1908
Juridiction : Cour d’appel (C.A.), . . . [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 : Deux ambulanciers qui ont éprouvé une peur intense en raison d’une alarme annonçant le départ du train alors qu’ils tentaient de dégager un cadavre des rails du métro de Montréal reçoivent respectivement 624 069 $ et 645 500 $ de la Société de transport de Montréal en raison . . . [more]

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