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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 Qué … Read more »

  • Blaming Victim of Sexual Harassment Not a Good Defence

    Written by Christina Catenacci, BA, LLB, LLM, PhD, Content Editor, First Reference Inc. In January 2024, a British Columbia labour arbitrator had no hesitation concluding that an employee, who was the grievor accusing a female colleague of sexual harassment in this case, was actually the one who was … Read more »

  • Democratizing Justice, Whose Problem Is It?

    Democratization means making something, usually a public good, accessible to everyone. The democratization of technology related to the internet or the democratization of health care are examples. As digital technologies become more widely adopted in areas touching peoples’ daily lives such as makin … Read more »

  • What if Access to Justice Was Never Going to Lead to Poverty Alleviation?

    I recently read that when legal aid was first developed in the United States in the 1960s, its primary goal was alleviation of poverty rather than access to counsel. However, over time, some stakeholders, mostly on the conservative side of the political spectrum, expressed concern that this was an i … Read more »

  • The Court of Owls… and Other Things That Mean Different Things to Different People

    Note: In this article, the term “culture” is used broadly and is intended to mean anything and everything related to one’s customs, beliefs, behaviours and habits attributable to the make-up of who they are. It embraces the concept introduced to the writer by legendary professor Michelle LeBaron whi … Read more »