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Wednesday, August 30, 2023 @ 4:45 PM

Canada’s military to abolish members’ ‘duty to report’ misconduct Bill Blair, Minister of National Defence.

In its ongoing bid to create culture change in its ranks, Canada’s military is abolishing its long-standing rule that its members must report instances of misconduct, including sexual harassment and sexual discrimination. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 30, 2023 @ 11:17 AM

Presumptions under ss. 171.1(3), 172.2(3) of Criminal Code ‘of no force or effect,’ court rules

Following the Supreme Court’s ruling in R. v. Morrison, 2019 SCC 15, which declared the presumption in 172.1(3) of the Criminal Code “unconstitutional,” the Court of Appeal for Ontario has determined that the presumptions in ss. 171.1(3) and 172.2(3) are also “of no force or effect” due to “identical” language and purpose. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 29, 2023 @ 3:59 PM

Ransomware ‘disruptive’ and pervasive in Canada: report Sami Khoury, the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security.

Ransomware from abroad is “one of the most devastating types of cybercrime” Canada is facing, with businesses and professional services being among the hardest hit. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 29, 2023 @ 2:36 PM

Saskatchewan Court of Appeal decision addresses conflicting testimony Hands

Too often our appellate courts when faced with conflicting testimony (typical in He said/She said cases) apply the test set out in R. v. W. (D.) [D.W.], [1991] 1 S.C.R. 742 as a foolproof means of weighing credibility. The three-step process in W. (D.) requires an acquittal if the accused is believed; an acquittal if the trier of fact does not know which story to believe; and an acquittal if left with a reasonable doubt when the accused is not believed. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 29, 2023 @ 11:45 AM

Arbitrary detainment: Timing has large role to play in any case Cops

A common individual has to obey officials. It is a must, irrespective of any case. However, If there is any delay from the side of officials, an individual doesn’t have to restrict themselves with arbitrary detainment. Here is an example that helps you understand the context! ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 29, 2023 @ 11:35 AM

Public-private partnerships in fight against money laundering: Benefits of collaboration Partnerships

The fight against money laundering and financial crimes requires a collective effort from both public and private sectors. Recognizing the need for collaboration, public-private partnerships (PPPs) have emerged as a vital mechanism to combat money laundering effectively. This article delves into the significance of PPPs in anti-money laundering (AML) efforts and explores the benefits that arise from the collaboration between governments, regulatory bodies and private entities. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 29, 2023 @ 10:24 AM

Judge appointed to Federal Court

Justice Canada on Aug. 28 announced the appointment of Negar Azmudeh, assistant deputy chair at the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada in Vancouver, as a judge of the Federal Court. Justice Azmudeh fills the remaining position authorized under the Budget Implementation Act, 2019. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 29, 2023 @ 10:23 AM

Judge promoted to Nunavut Court of Justice

Justice Canada announced on Aug. 28 that Mia Manocchio, justice of the peace at the government of Nunavut in Iqaluit, is appointed a judge of the Nunavut Court of Justice. Justice Manocchio fills the newly created position authorized further to the Budget Implementation Act, 2022, No. 1. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 29, 2023 @ 10:22 AM

Judge added to Saskatchewan Court of King’s Bench

The Department of Justice announced on Aug. 28 that Jodi R. Wildeman, partner at MLT Aikins in Regina, is appointed a judge of the Court of King’s Bench for Saskatchewan. Justice Wildeman fills the remaining position authorized further to the Budget Implementation Act, 2022, No. 1. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 29, 2023 @ 10:20 AM

Ottawa appoints judge to Alberta Court of King’s Bench

On Aug. 28, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Shelley A. Moore, a sole practitioner in Calgary, is appointed a justice of the Court of King’s Bench of Alberta in Lethbridge. Justice Moore replaces Justice Dallas K. Miller (Lethbridge), who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective Sept. 1, 2022. ... [read more]