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Friday, August 18, 2023 @ 4:50 PM

Canada sanctions Russian courts, justice officials for abusing opposition leaders’ human rights  Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly

Citing the escalation of “human rights abuses” against Russian opposition leaders Vladimir Kara-Murza, Alexei Navalny and other Russian citizens, Canada has imposed new sanctions on 15 Russian court and security officials as well as three federally funded courts “in response to the rising levels of human rights violations and state-sponsored violence faced by political opponents and critics as Russia attempts to repress internal dissent.” ... [read more]

Friday, August 18, 2023 @ 2:33 PM

Give a little, get a little | Connie L. Braun

“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain ... [read more]

Thursday, August 17, 2023 @ 12:29 PM

Time to regulate use of AI in litigation? | Marco Falco

Without question, artificial intelligence will revolutionize the practice of civil litigation and administrative law in the next decade. ... [read more]

Monday, August 14, 2023 @ 12:12 PM

Northern border updates: Tips for a smooth entry to U.S. Bridge to U.S.

Coming to the U.S. from Canada can be a stressful experience for some. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) — a law enforcement arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security — is one of the world’s largest law enforcement organizations, tasked with keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. while facilitating lawful international travel and trade. ... [read more]

Monday, August 14, 2023 @ 9:26 AM

EXCLUSION (INADMISSIBLE PERSONS) - Grounds for inadmissibility - Criminality - Inadmissibility findings

Appeal by Obazughanmwen from referrals made by Ministerial Delegate (MD) for admissibility hearing before Immigration Division (ID). Obazughanmwen was a citizen of Nigeria and now, permanent resident of Canada. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officer prepared two reports regarding the potential referral of Obazughanmwen to the ID for inadmissibility: one for serious criminality related to his sexual assault conviction; and, one for organized criminality grounds stemming from his conviction for fraud under $5,000. ... [read more]

Friday, August 11, 2023 @ 4:35 PM

PM names ‘Independent Advisory Board for Supreme Court of Canada Judicial Appointments’ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

With the clock ticking to fill the Supreme Court of Canada’s western/northern vacancy prior to the court’s fall session, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appointed the eight-person “independent advisory board” he is tasking with devising a shortlist of three to five candidates from which he plans to appoint the successor to Justice Russell Brown of Alberta, who stepped down in June.     ... [read more]

Friday, August 11, 2023 @ 2:42 PM

What non-lawyers think of judges | Marcel Strigberger

Is ignorance often bliss for lay people having contact with the legal system? ... [read more]

Thursday, August 10, 2023 @ 1:41 PM

Canada targets three Lebanese nationals with sanctions for ‘high level corruption’

In co-ordination with the United States and United Kingdom, Canada has imposed dealings and immigration bans on three Lebanese nationals, pursuant to the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law). ... [read more]

Thursday, August 10, 2023 @ 1:39 PM

Sanctions target Belarusian regime on three-year anniversary of ‘fraudulent’ presidential election Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly

Ottawa has imposed dealings prohibitions with respect to seven Belarusian entities and nine Belarusian government officials, judges and regime associates, as well as deemed the designated individuals inadmissible to Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 10, 2023 @ 8:56 AM

Will our courts uphold rights of homeless? | Bruce Baker

A growing homeless population and government action has led to a situation where courts and the judiciary have been forced to weigh in on the ever-growing encampments that populate our major urban centres. ... [read more]