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Wednesday, November 08, 2023 @ 12:54 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Small business’ opposition to carbon tax grows significantly, new data finds

The Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses (CFIB) has announced that 85 per cent of businesses are now opposed to the federal carbon tax and want it to be scrapped, according to new data collected by the federation. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 08, 2023 @ 11:07 AM

SCC unlikely to provide access to Bernardo’s records prior to parole hearing, says lawyer John Rosen

While the lawyer for the families of Paul Bernardo’s victims wants the Supreme Court of Canada to overturn a Federal Court of Appeal ruling denying them access to Bernardo’s records in advance of his future parole hearings, the trial lawyer who represented the convicted murderer sides with the appellate court in upholding Bernardo’s right to privacy. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 08, 2023 @ 9:21 AM

New Alberta legislation will ‘have the effect of politicizing’ public health decisions: law prof Lorian Hardcastle, University of Calgary faculty of law

Alberta has introduced legislation which will change decision-making powers under its public health legislation, in response to a court decision which invalidated several orders issued during the COVID-19 pandemic. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 07, 2023 @ 3:18 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Canadian industry group urges governments to develop ‘national manufacturing strategy’

A new report by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), an association representing over 2,500 sector companies, has brought 22 recommendations for all levels of government, addressing concerns about the housing crisis, climate change policies, continuous labour and skills shortages weak investment, sluggish productivity and declining competitiveness. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 07, 2023 @ 1:44 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Quebec company to pay $600,000 fine after selling non-compliant automotive refinishing products

Quebec company Plastique Royal inc. was ordered on Nov. 6 by the Court of Quebec in Laval to pay a fine of $600,000 after pleading guilty to one count of violating the Canadian Environmental Protection Act and one count of violating the Volatile Organic Compound Concentration Limits for Automotive Refinishing Products Regulations. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 07, 2023 @ 12:32 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Ottawa consulting on supply chains for critical minerals, transportation and border operations

Treasury Board president Anita Anand has launched a public consultation on “regulatory opportunities to improve the efficiency and resiliency of Canada's supply chains.” ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 07, 2023 @ 12:01 PM - Last Updated: Tuesday, November 07, 2023 @ 4:15 PM

New SCC Justice Moreau ‘very intelligent, incredibly hard working, fair,’ lawyers say Mary Moreau

Criminal and civil litigators in Alberta say Justice Mary Moreau, former leader of their busy superior trial court and newly appointed to a Western seat on the Supreme Court of Canada, established a “stellar” track record as a lawyer, judge and chief justice in her home province. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 07, 2023 @ 11:35 AM

[ Legal Wire ] - Court dismisses review of Health Canada decision rejecting natural product licence

The Federal Court has dismissed a judicial review of a Health Canada decision finding that the applicant’s smoking cessation product was not a natural health product. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 07, 2023 @ 8:59 AM

Nova Scotia Crowns hope that working with government will fix prosecutor shortage

A group representing Crowns in Nova Scotia is hoping that working with the provincial government will address a staff shortage it says could lead to burned-out prosecutors making mistakes in criminal cases — and someone possibly being harmed or “losing their life” as a result.   ... [read more]

Monday, November 06, 2023 @ 2:50 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Ontario court dismisses appeal regarding incomplete share purchase transaction

The Ontario Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal concerning a shareholder transaction that was not completed due to disagreements in the valuation of the corporation. ... [read more]