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Supreme Court Majority alters framework for judicial reviews and statutory appeals

Canada - December 20 2019 On December 19, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its much-anticipated decisions in Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) v. Vavilov…

Maureen Killoran Q.C., Sean Sutherland, Thomas D. Gelbman.

Court of Appeal for Ontario articulates limits on jurisdiction to ‘pull up’ an appeal

Canada - December 4 2019 The Court of Appeal for Ontario recently released brief reasons which provide essential guidance regarding the limits of the Court’s ability to ‘pull…

Supreme Court of Canada splits 4-3 on whether to proceed with moot appeal

Canada - October 21 2019 Appellate courts will rarely exercise their jurisdiction to hear a moot criminal appeal. Such a circumstance recently arose in R. v. Poulin, 2019 SCC…

Mark A. Gelowitz.

Agreement that order is final does not vest the Court of Appeal with jurisdiction

Canada - October 16 2019 The Court of Appeal for Ontario has recently reminded practitioners that agreement that an order is final does not vest the Court with jurisdiction…

What happens when an appellate court releases reasons in error

Canada - August 15 2019 We deal extensively with appellate practice and procedure in Sopinka and Gelowitz on the Conduct of an Appeal, 4th Edition, but occasionally novel…

Mark A. Gelowitz.