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Balancing act municipality not negligent in enforcing by-law amidst private party dispute

  • WeirFoulds LLP
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  • Canada
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  • October 10 2008

Recent court decision gives municipalities acting in good faith broad discretion in how by-law enforcement takes place

Dog days of personal privacy: R. v. A.M

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
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  • November 4 2008

Is the Charter violated when police officers use "drug dogs" to sniff students’ backpacks in schools?

“Now let him enforce it”: the Supreme Court of Canada confirms a citizen's ability to enforce judicial decrees against the state Holland v. Saskatchewan

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
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  • October 31 2008

Immediately following the landmark decision of Worcester v. Georgia, 31 U.S. (6 Pet.) 515 1832, by the United States Supreme Court, then president Andrew Jackson reportedly said, “Chief Justice John Marshall has made his decision, now let him enforce it.”

A warning to members of councils and a plea to the province

  • WeirFoulds LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • November 27 2008

The recent court decision in Jaffary v. Greaves highlights key ambiguities in Ontario’s Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, providing a clear warning to councillors of how careful they must be in adhering strictly to its mandate

Preventing re-litigation of the issues before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
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  • November 25 2008

On September 2, 2008, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario released an interim decision in Campbell v. Toronto District School Board dealing with its ability to hear matters that have already been decided by a different tribunal, body or judicial process

The Government of Canada announces new key step to resolve specific claims in Canada

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • November 27 2007

The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians today introduced the Specific Claims Tribunal Act in the House of Commons, which will create an independent tribunal made up of superior court judges to help resolve the specific claims of First Nations

Ontario Divisional Court recognizes the right to transfer students

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
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  • March 7 2008

In reasons released on January 31, 2008, a three-judge panel of the Ontario Divisional Court has recognized the right of school boards and principals to transfer students

What you need to know about reporting child abuse

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
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  • March 7 2008

In most Canadian jurisdictions there is legislation placing a general duty on people to report the abuse and neglect of children to the appropriate authorities

A conclusion to the expense accounts saga? part 2

  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
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  • Canada
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  • December 23 2008

Last summer, I published a bulletin entitled “A Conclusion to the Expense Accounts Saga?” following the Court of Québec decision Société des alcools du Québec v. Pacquet, and the Commission d’accès à l’information ruling V.D. v. Loto-Québec

Court upholds ruling that online comments constitute defamation

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
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  • February 24 2009

In a recent case, the Ontario Court of Appeal considered whether the publication of a 'News Release' by a parent on the internet contained defamatory statements for which she could be held liable