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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.

COMMUNICATIONS : La Loi sur la presse ne s’applique pas à un article publié sur un site Internet d’information en continu; le mot «journal» dans la Loi sur la presse ainsi que le renvoi aux formalités de la Loi sur les journaux et autres publications constituent un obstacle infranchissable.

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) : Alexandre Bissonnette, qui s’est reconnu coupable sous 6 chefs d’accusation de meurtre et sous 6 chefs de tentative de meurtre, perpétrés lors d’un attentat à la grande mosquée de Québec, est condamné à une peine de détention à vie sans possibilité de libération conditionnelle avant 40 ans. . . . [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) : Le tribunal détient un pouvoir exceptionnel de rejeter sommairement une requête n’ayant aucune chance raisonnable de succès; la présente affaire en constitue une illustration et envoie le message de mettre fin aux recours extraordinaires voués à l’échec.

Intitulé : R. c. Bruno, 2019 QCCS 65
Juridiction :  . . . [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’appel est rejeté à l’égard de déclarations de culpabilité sous des chefs d’agressions sexuelles et de voies de fait à l’endroit de 4 travailleuses du sexe entre 2002 et 2005; la technique policière utilisée pour obtenir un échantillon de l’ADN de l’appelant n’était pas objectivement condamnable et . . . [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.

Clancy v. Clancy, 2018 BCCA 448

Adam v. Insurance Corporation, 2018 BCCA 482

AREAS OF LAW: Insurance law; Personal injury; Hit and run; Definition of “highway”

~A sandbar that is used by members of the public to access fishing areas, but is not maintained or improved by public entities, is not a “highway” for the purposes of the Insurance (Vehicle) Act.~

BACKGROUND

This case . . . [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 21, 2018 – January 25, 2019 inclusive).

Appeals

Constitutional Law/Charter: Right to Vote
Frank v. Canada (Attorney General), 2019 SCC 1 (36645)

A.G. Canada concedes the limit on the voting rights of . . . [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.

PERSONNES : Même si le CHUM a prouvé qu’il était urgent de soigner un patient dont les membres sont nécrosés par des engelures, imposer à ce dernier une amputation des jambes à ce stade-ci aurait des conséquences néfastes plus importantes que les effets bénéfiques qu’il pourrait en tirer.

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.

FAMILLE : Le juge de première instance a commis une erreur révisable en refusant de rétracter le jugement ayant prononcé la déchéance de l’autorité parentale du père car, d’une part, le délai de 48 mois établi par la jurisprudence pour conclure à un abandon n’a pas été dépassé et, d’autre . . . [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) : En l’absence d’un objet de droit criminel, on doit conclure que la Loi sur la non-discrimination génétique édictée par les articles 1 à 7 de la Loi visant à interdire et à prévenir la discrimination génétique ne constitue pas un exercice valide de la compétence fédérale en . . . [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.

Clancy v. Clancy, 2018 BCCA 448

AREAS OF LAW: Summary judgment; Family law; Formal order; Want of jurisdiction

~The Court of Appeal has no jurisdiction to hear an appeal in which the appellant takes no issue with the order made in the court below, but contends that it should have been granted for reasons other than those expressed in the judgment.~

BACKGROUND

The Appellant, John Clancy, . . . [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 to December 21, 2018 inclusive).

Oral Judgments

Criminal Law: DUI (Boats); Hospital Records
R. v. Culotta, 2018 ONCA 665; 2018 SCC 57(38213)

Moldaver J.: “A majority of the Court would dismiss . . . [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.

PROCÉDURE CIVILE : Il convient d’autoriser l’appel proposé par la requérante puisque le jugement entrepris, décidant de moyens préliminaires, a tranché en partie l’action collective qu’elle souhaite intenter contre Amazon.com.

Intitulé : Gagnon c. Amazon.com, Inc., 2018 QCCA 2053
Juridiction : Cour d’appel (C.A.), Montréal, 500-09-027829-183
Décision de : Juge . . . [more]

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