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Quebec human rights panel’s ruling recognizes ‘prison services must be free from profiling’: expert
Melanie Martel
Mélanie Martel of Martel and Associes said ‘this individual’s inhumane story unfortunately reflects the day-to-day reality of our practice as prison lawyers.’

Thursday, November 30, 2023 @ 1:02 PM

The Quebec Human Rights Tribunal ordered the Attorney General of Quebec and eight prison employees to pay a young Black man $41,500 in moral and punitive damages in a decision deemed to be a major step forward in the recognition of racial profiling and the duty to accommodate in prisons, according to legal observers. ... [read more]

Canada's securities regulators propose binding regime for investor complaints

Thursday, November 30, 2023 @ 4:35 PM

The council of the securities regulators of Canada’s provinces and territories has introduced a proposed regulatory framework for an independent dispute resolution service with the authority to issue binding final decisions regarding client complaints against registered firms, including investment dealers and advisers, according to a release. ... [read more]

Google to contribute $100 million annually to Canadian news sources

Thursday, November 30, 2023 @ 4:34 PM

Minister of Canadian Heritage Pascale St-Onge has announced that Google is to contribute $100 million in financial support annually as part of the framework for the implementation of the Online News Act. This announcement came after weeks of productive discussions, she said. ... [read more]

Ontario unveils legislation to make it easier for victims to sue offenders for emotional distress Doug Downey

Thursday, November 30, 2023 @ 4:32 PM

Ontario has introduced new legislation aimed at making it easier for victims of crimes to sue offenders for emotional distress and related bodily harm, according to a government release. ... [read more]

Court rejects appeal of alleged $3-million lien, finds abuse of process

Thursday, November 30, 2023 @ 4:31 PM

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has rejected a contractor’s claimed lien of $3 million, finding there was no evidence to reach that number. It accepted the respondents’ cross-appeal cancelling the lien for abuse of process. ... [read more]

B.C. judge reopens ‘unusual’ case to look at damages assessment Arden Beddoes, Beddoes Litigation

Thursday, November 30, 2023 @ 1:05 PM

A B.C. judge has taken the unusual step of reopening a case in order to deal with issues surrounding the damages in a case involving misfeasance in public office. ... [read more]

Labour shortages cost Canadian small businesses over $38B in lost revenue in 2022: industry group

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 @ 4:28 PM

Labour shortages forced small business across Canada to turn down or postpone contracts or sales worth over $38 billion in 2022, according to a report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). ... [read more]