A look at child protection across the country shows a system that is struggling to better protect children and youth.
The default judgement of a Utah court is enforceable under Quebec’s civil code, the Supreme Court of Canada decided today in dismissing the appeal of a Quebec businessman who was sued in Utah.
This week at the SCC
The Supreme Court of Canada will hear five appeals this week, two of them of criminal law decisions — the first of which involves a young person appealing a conviction on the basis of length of time elapsed before his trial concluded pursuant to the guidelines established in R. v. Jordan. The civil cases concern Carleton University’s attempts to recoup pension payments to a professor later determined to be dead; and a PR firm's tangle with the City of Montreal over unpaid invoices.
Videos of female students that a high school teacher surreptitiously recorded breached those students’ reasonable expectation of privacy, and the act constitutes criminal voyeurism, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled today. The decision, penned by the chief justice of the court, also established considerations for circumstances that give rise to a reasonable expectation of privacy.
The Supreme Court of Canada will hear four appeals this week, all of them of criminal law decisions.
A former convict has lost his bid to collaterally attack a parole board residency condition that was made as part of a long-term supervision order, in a unanimous Supreme Court decision that marks the first time the high court has looked at the rules governing collateral attacks when a Charter breach is alleged.
The requirements of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the province of Alberta’s regime concerning the cost of remedying the environmental effects of abandoned oil wells can co-exist, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled today.
The publisher of a daily newspaper in India lost his appeal to the Federal Court of Appeal last week when that court found that the appellant’s word mark lacked distinctiveness.
The Supreme Court of Canada will hear five appeals this week, notably Wednesday’s hearing of Nevsun Resources’ appeal of its conviction of human rights abuses of miners at an Eritrean mine in which it held a majority industry, and, on Friday, whether defence counsel’s legal fees can be paid from the proceeds of crime forfeited to the state. The remaining appeals concern the revocation ad nutum of gifts between spouses in Quebec, an audit of a Calgary bitcoin company by Quebec’s revenue agency,
In its first week of hearings for the new year, the Supreme Court of Canada will hear three appeals.