Four years after Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation was enacted, the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development has pledged to change it, in response to a parliamentary committee, which pointed to glaring flaws that were creating confusion for those trying to comply with the law.
A Law Society of Ontario tribunal has rejected an interlocutory motion to suspend the licence of a lawyer accused of child pornography offences.
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has dismissed an appeal brought by a former lawyer whose licence was revoked by the Law Society of Ontario for her participation in mortgage fraud.
Criminal defence lawyers say certain provisions in the federal Liberal government’s proposed bill C-75 will increase, not decrease delays in the criminal justice system.
The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has awarded damages of $75,000 to a 15-year-old former intern at a tattoo parlour.
Whether a law prohibiting those residing outside of Canada for more than five years from voting is a violation of s. 3 of the Charter and, if so, whether it is a reasonable limit, will be disputed starting today at the Supreme Court of Canada.
Overall, the justice system in Ontario has improved in the last year, but it still has glaring shortcomings in judicial efficiency and the disproportionate representation of Indigenous people in prisons, according to a new justice system report card.
Redress for victims of sexual assault is increasingly being sought outside the legal system, which raises challenges for lawyers representing the accused and ethical questions for journalists covering accusations that haven’t been proven in court, says litigator Jonathan Lisus.
Lawyers prefer to use alternative dispute resolution processes in family law, which cost the client less, take less time and make for longer-lasting co-operation between the parties after the fact, according to a recent study.
The Canadian Judicial Council has recommended in a report to the Minister of Justice that Quebec Superior Court Justice Michel Girouard be removed from office, due to the “fatal compromise” of his integrity because of his conduct during an inquiry into what appeared to be a cocaine transaction caught on tape.