Ontario needs updated consumer protection rules to deal with digital marketplace: law commission
Ryan Fritsch
Law Commission of Ontario legal counsel Ryan Fritsch said the reality of modern commerce is such that most consumer transactions happen in the digital marketplace.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 @ 1:08 PM

Have you ever fully read one of those terms of service contracts that pop up every time you sign up for something online? The answer is “probably not.” But not doing so can often cause significant problems, and now the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) is urging the provincial government to amend its consumer protection legislation to help people who may be affected by automatically clicking yes. ... [read more]

SCC addresses ‘intervening act’ doctrine in group assault leading to manslaughter conviction Supreme Court of Canada Justice Mary Moreau

Friday, May 17, 2024 @ 5:43 PM

The Supreme Court of Canada has confirmed 3-2 unlawful act manslaughter convictions for two men who participated in a group assault at a Toronto rave that culminated in a fatal stabbing committed by another man involved in the fight. ... [read more]

Court awards $350K in defamation case involving YouTuber's ‘relentless’ attacks

Friday, May 17, 2024 @ 4:06 PM

The Supreme Court of British Columbia has ordered a YouTube personality to pay $350,000 for conducting an “unrepentant” and “unrelenting” campaign of online defamation against a Texas-based business owner and his family. ... [read more]

Obsidian Energy seeks arrest of First Nation leaders over oil field blockade

Friday, May 17, 2024 @ 3:19 PM

Alberta-based Obsidian Energy is seeking the arrest of the chief and other members of the Woodland Cree First Nation (WCFN) over a blockade of one of the company’s oil fields by the First Nation, according to a release. ... [read more]

Ottawa announces construction of new federal courthouse complex in Montreal

Friday, May 17, 2024 @ 1:27 PM

The federal government has officially announced the construction of a new federal courthouse complex in the heart of Old Montreal. ... [read more]