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IPC decides on request for threat assessment records

All About Information

On June 30th, the Information and Privacy Commissioner/Ontario issued an interim order regarding a request for records of a school board’s threat assessment process – a request made by the student who was the subject of the assessment.  The IPC held that input given by student witnesses was exempt because its disclosure would constitute an […]... more »

“It is Unusual For a Trial Judge to Award Costs to an Unsuccessful Plaintiff”

BC Injury Law And ICBC Claims Blog

Interesting reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Court of Appeal upholding a trial judges award of costs in favour of a plaintiff who had their lawsuit dismissed. In today’s case (Tisalona v. Easton) the Plaintiff sued for damages as a result of injuries sustained in two collisi... more »

New Report: Parenting Assessments and Their Use in Alberta, Ontario and British Columbia


The Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family has just released a new report on parenting assessments, prepared by Calgary articled student and UBC graduate, Zoe Suche. These assessments, also called “custody and access reports” and “bilateral assessments,” are usually requested... more »

Australian Law Reform Commission Discussion Paper on Incarceration Rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Library Boy

The Australian Law Reform Commission has published a discussion paper on Incarceration Rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. From the Terms of Reference:"It is acknowledged that while laws and legal frameworks are an important factor contributing to over‑representation, there ar... more »

“Gender Expression” Now Protected for Kids by Law

FamilyLLB – Ontario Divorce & Family Law Blog

“Gender Expression” Now Protected for Kids by Law In what is perhaps a controversial move, the Ontario government has recently passed legislation to allow children to be removed from their parents who opposed the child’s expression of “gender identity” or “gender expression”. The Suppo... more »

Vincent Gautrais, «Contrat électronique : plus de 20 ans certes mais pas encore adulte», dans Georges Decocq, Pierre-Yves Gautier, Agathe Lepage et Jérôme Passa (Dir.), Etudes en l'honneur du professeur Jérôme Huet, Paris, LGDJ, 2017, à paraître. 

Vincent Gautrais

À n’en pas douter, le Professeur Jérôme Huet est l’un des plus éminents spécialistes français du droit des technologies numériques, qu’il a enseigné, exploré et confronté à d’autres branches du droit tout au long de sa carrière. Pionnier du droit de l’inform... more »

Canadian government pulls the plug on the Canadian Anti-Spam Law private right of action

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

It's official ... the ability to sue for damages under Canada's Anti-Spam Law (CASL) has been put on ice. An order-in-council dated June 2, 2017 repealed the provision of a previous cabinet order that set the commencement of the private right of action as July 1, 2017. Without that provision, the pr... more »