Supreme Court


  • Interprovincial trade barriers evolving

    Interprovincial trade barriers evolving

    Dec 10, 2018

    From all appearances, the legal landscape affecting interprovincial trade barriers and s. 121 of the Constitution Act, 1867 is evolving much more quickly than perhaps anyone expected.

  • Case on policy non-renewal headed for SCC

    Case on policy non-renewal headed for SCC

    Nov 12, 2018

    A dispute over the financial consequences for an automobile insurer that provides ineffective notice of non-renewal of a policy may be headed to the Supreme Court of Canada.

  • Barton is profoundly bad law

    Oct 29, 2018

    It’s said that bad facts make bad law. But this is true, I think, only if the courts fail in their duty to apply the law fairly and impartially when bad facts tempt them to distort the law unjustifiably in one party’s favour.

  • Will mass copyright infringement litigation slow?

    Will mass copyright infringement litigation slow?

    Oct 15, 2018

    It’s too early to tell whether a Supreme Court of Canada decision on who should bear the cost of identifying alleged online pirates will stem the tide of mass copyright infringement litigation, according to a Toronto lawyer.

  • Ruling shows more immigration law knowledge needed

    Ruling shows more immigration law knowledge needed

    Sep 24, 2018

    Immigration lawyers say a recent decision by the Supreme Court of Canada drives home the need for criminal defence counsel to bolster their immigration law knowledge in order to properly represent non-citizen clients.

  • Chaos theory

    Sep 24, 2018

    In the recent legal drama around Ontario’s move to chop the size of Toronto’s city council, it was common to hear some members of the public decry that something was terribly wrong with the judicial system as well as with our democratic institutions.

  • Umbrella damages case going to the Supreme Court

    Umbrella damages case going to the Supreme Court

    Sep 17, 2018

    The Supreme Court of Canada has granted leave in Pioneer v. Godfrey, a class action case that deals with “umbrella damages” in competition law, where the case law between British Columbia and Ontario differs.

  • Bureau offers guidance on efficiencies analysis

    Bureau offers guidance on efficiencies analysis

    Sep 17, 2018

    The Competition Bureau released a draft guidance document on efficiencies analysis in merger reviews, which has allowed otherwise anti-competitive mergers to happen in Canada that would be blocked in other jurisdictions.

  • Homeowner fighting condo development with challenge

    Homeowner fighting condo development with challenge

    Sep 17, 2018

    An Ottawa homeowner trying to prevent a condo development in his neighbourhood is challenging provisions in the Planning Act that allow developers to turn single-story houses into three-storey apartment complexes as unconstitutional.

  • Supreme Court declines leave to appeal in TREB case

    Supreme Court declines leave to appeal in TREB case

    Sep 17, 2018

    In August, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed leave to appeal in the case of the Toronto Real Estate Board in its dispute with the competition commisioner, a case that touches on the intersection of competition law and privacy.

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