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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.

Hughes v. Hughes, 2014 BCCA 196 

1. CASE SUMMARY

Areas of Law: Family law; Child support; Contempt of court; Change in circumstances

~ An order for a custodial parent to pay child support to the non-custodial parent pending the return of the child may be cancelled in circumstances where the child is not returned~

Background: At the beginning of the proceeding that gave rise to this appeal, the . . . [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:
Civil Rights/ Courts / Trade Regulation / Criminal Law / Evidence / Extradition

R. v. Spencer (M.D.) 2014 SCC 43; 2014 CSC 43
Civil Rights – Criminal Law – Trade Regulation

Summary: The accused was charged with possession of child pornography and making available child pornography. The accused brought an application, alleging several violations

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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:
Civil Rights/ Courts / Criminal Law

R. v. Anderson (F.) 2014 SCC 41
Civil Rights – Courts – Criminal Law
Anderson was charged with driving with a blood-alcohol content over .08. He was served with a Notice of the Crown’s intention to seek a greater punishment by reason of previous convictions (Criminal Code, s.
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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 politique non écrite de l’Agence des services frontaliers du Canada de refuser d’accorder un horaire régulier et stable, à temps plein, aux employés qui invoquent un motif fondé sur leur situation familiale relativement à la garde d’enfants est discriminatoire au sens des articles 7 et . . . [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, SupremeAdvocacyLett@r, to which you may subscribe.

Summary of all appeals and leaves to appeal granted (so you know what the S.C.C. will soon be dealing with). For leaves, both the date the S.C.C. granted leave and the date of the C.A. judgment below are added in, in case you want to track and check out the C.A. judgment. (May 9 – June 11, 2014 inclusive).

APPEALS

Access to . . . [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:
Civil Rights/ Damages / Torts / Partnership / Practice

R. v. Appulonappa (F.A.) et al. 2014 BCCA 163
Aliens – Civil Rights – Criminal Law – Statutes 
In October 2009, Canadian authorities intercepted the MV Ocean Lady off the west coast of Vancouver Island. On board were 76 Sri Lankan Tamil asylum-seekers, none of . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Chaque semaine, nous vous présentons un résumé d’une décision d’un tribunal québécois qui nous est fourni par la Société québécoise d’information juridique (SOQUIJ) et ayant un intérêt pancanadien. SOQUIJ relève du ministre de la Justice du Québec, et elle analyse, organise, enrichit et diffuse le droit au Québec.

Every week we present a summary of a decision by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and selected 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 : . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Chaque semaine, nous vous présentons un résumé d’une décision d’un tribunal québécois qui nous est fourni par la Société québécoise d’information juridique (SOQUIJ) et ayant un intérêt pancanadien. SOQUIJ relève du ministre de la Justice du Québec, et elle analyse, organise, enrichit et diffuse le droit au Québec.

Every week we present a summary of a decision by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and selected 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 : . . . [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:
Telecommunications / Minerals and Mines / Administrative Law / Railways / Carriers

Telus Communications Co. v. Canada (Attorney General) 2014 FC 1
Administrative Law – Telecommunications – Courts – Limitation of Actions

Industry Canada (Minister) decided to auction off spectrum in the 700 MHz band for commercial mobile systems. After consultation with interested parties, . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: OnPoint Legal Research

Roberts v. E. Sands & Associates Inc., 2014 BCCA 122

1. CASE SUMMARY

Areas of Law: Procedural law; Limitation periods; Discoverability

~ A limitation period in the context of s. 140 of the Securities Act begins to run when the claimant knows the material facts giving rise to a cause of action, and the claimant must be diligent in discovering those facts~

Background: This was an appeal from an order upholding a decision by the Respondent, E. Sands & Associates Inc., to approve proofs of claim that the Appellant, Mr. Roberts, says were barred by a limitation period. The Appellant . . . [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:
Criminal Law / Evidence / Insurance / Family Law / Civil Rights / Guardianship / Civil Rights

Criminal Law

The accused was charged with impaired driving and driving while over .08. The Saskatchewan Provincial Court, in a decision reported at 402 Sask.R. 135, found the accused not

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Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Chaque semaine, nous vous présentons un résumé d’une décision d’un tribunal québécois qui nous est fourni par la Société québécoise d’information juridique (SOQUIJ) et ayant un intérêt pancanadien. SOQUIJ relève du ministre de la Justice du Québec, et elle analyse, organise, enrichit et diffuse le droit au Québec.

Every week we present a summary of a decision by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and selected 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.

RECOURS COLLECTIF  . . . [more]

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