Last blog added on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Recent Posts by Canadian Law Bloggers

Shocking the Criminal Justice System Into Action


We meant what we said, when we described in R. v. Jordan last year, “a culture of complacency towards delay in the criminal justice system.”  This could encapsulate what the Supreme Court of Canada signaled in its recent decision in R. v. Cody, where they rejected submissions by interveners by provincial governments to provide greater flexibility in applying unreasonable delay. more »

SCC makes a modest point in favouring local court’s jurisdiction over privacy claim

All About Information

On Friday the Supreme Court of Canada issued its decision in Douez v Facebook. A majority of the Court held that a forum selection clause in Facebook’s terms of use should not be enforced. Douez is the plaintiff in a proposed class action that alleges Facebook breached the British Columbia Pri... more »

The Efforts of Two Saskatchewan Lawyers to Preserve the Battleford Industrial School Cemetery

Legal Sourcery

Kelly Laycock, Publications Coordinator Saskatchewan lawyers Benedict Feist and Eleanore Sunchild are helping in the fight to gain heritage status for the graveyard at the Battleford Industrial School, a former residential school site that operated from 1883–1914. Hundreds of Indigenous students a... more »

Wednesday’s Video Clip: Ontario Wills 101: Issues to Consider Before Meeting your Lawyer

FamilyLLB – Ontario Divorce & Family Law Blog

Wednesday’s Video Clip: Ontario Wills 101: Issues to Consider Before Meeting your Lawyer In Ontario, a Will is a written document that sets out the person’s wishes about how his or her estate should be taken care of and distributed after death. In this video, a senior law clerk with Russ... more »

$75,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Aggravation of Chronic, Disabling Pre-Existing Condition

BC Injury Law And ICBC Claims Blog

Reasons for judgement were published today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for a collision which aggravated long-standing pre-existing health complications. In today’s case (Cheema v. Khan) the Plaintiff was disabled since 2003 due to arthritis and depression.  ... 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 An order-in-council dated June 2, 2017 repealed the provision of a previous cabinet order that set the commencement of the private right of action as July 1, 2017.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 »