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Acquittal highlights need for police to learn about immunity at drug overdose scenes: lawyer
Pierre Hawkins, The John Howard Society of Saskatchewan.
Pierre Hawkins of the John Howard Society of Saskatchewan says police forces need to educate officers when it comes to federal Good Samaritan legislation.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 @ 1:15 PM

Police forces need to educate officers on “Good Samaritan” laws, which protect people seeking help for those experiencing drug overdoses from being arrested for carrying illegal narcotics, themselves, say lawyers behind the acquittal of a man in Saskatchewan. ... [read more]

Burberry, Chanel awarded nearly $1 million in damages in counterfeit products case

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 @ 4:34 PM

The Federal Court has awarded Burberry and Chanel awards of approximately $1 million against defendants who were involved in selling counterfeit versions of the brands’ products ... [read more]

B.C. does not owe ‘private law duty of care to cannabis licencees,’ court rules

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 @ 4:26 PM

In a dispute between cannabis retailers and the Province, the Supreme Court of British Columbia determined that the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act (CCLA) does not “impose positive duties on the Province to enforce the statute so as to ensure that licencees do not lose profits to competing unlicensed cannabis sellers” as “all of the relevant enforcement powers granted to the director of the CSU [Community Safety Unit] under the CCLA are discretionary.” ... [read more]

Ontario Court of Appeal upholds $1.97M award to advisers for cancelled option grant

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 @ 1:06 PM

The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a decision requiring a company to pay two advisers $1.97 million, finding that the company’s decision to deem the advisers ineligible for previously granted options defeated their reasonable expectations. ... [read more]

Environmental groups, First Nations continue fight against $16B oil and gas project Ecojustice managing lawyer Ian Miron

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 @ 1:00 PM

The fight over a multi-billion-dollar energy project has entered a new stage as environmental groups and an organization representing several Indigenous communities have appealed a court ruling which gave the development the green light. ... [read more]

Foreign mining operations report suggests stronger policies for human rights, environmental abuses

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 @ 12:23 PM

The House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade has released its report on Canadian mining and mineral exploration abroad and impacts on environment and human rights. The report, issued Sept. 18, highlighted two recommendations related to the complaints process and corporate social responsibility to lessen human rights and environmental abuses. ... [read more]

Over $300 million in insured losses due to Alberta, Prairie storms, says Insurance Bureau of Canada

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 @ 8:43 AM

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has emphasized the impact of summer storms in Alberta and the Prairies, noting over $300 million in insured losses to businesses, residential homes and vehicles. ... [read more]