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Justice minister orders new trial of retired Quebec judge convicted of murder

Federal Justice Minister David Lametti has ordered a new trial for a retired Quebec judge convicted of first-degree murder in the 2009 death of his wife after finding that “there is a reasonable basis to conclude that a miscarriage of »

Indigenous, Politics

Nova Scotia premier apologizes for systemic racism, commits to change

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil apologized for the systemic racism in the justice system, including policing and the courts.   In a press release Tuesday, the premier acknowledged those institutions have not been just for many and apologized for the harm, »

Health, Society

Canadian police leaders call for public health approach for illicit drug use

The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) recommended on Thursday that police agencies across the country recognize substance abuse and addiction as a public health issue, and that the federal government decriminalize the personal possession of illicit drugs. The »

International, Politics, Society

Ex-hostage Joshua Boyle: acquittal on sex assault and other charges

The strange case of Canadian Joshua Boyle has come to a end, although not completely. Boyle 36, and his American wife Caitlan Coleman, 33, had been the subject of international news, and questions about his  decisions, after he led his »


Legal help will be free for two days in Quebec

Young lawyers will provide free legal advice to residents of the province of Quebec on October 26and 27, 2019. The former chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada has long criticised the high cost of lawyers which renders justice »


Japan: Canadian father sues firm for paternity leave harassment

Although it is perfectly legal, taking paternity leave could harm your career in Japan. A Canadian father has had this experience and is appearing Wednesday in a Tokyo court to continue his legal action against his former employer. Glen Wood, »


Supreme Court sits outside Ottawa for the first time in its history

In an effort to make its proceedings more accessible to ordinary Canadians, the Supreme Court of Canada is sitting outside of Ottawa for the first time in its nearly 145-year history. The Court is visiting Winnipeg over four days, from »


Canada offers pardons for cannabis possession convictions

Federal legislation to speed up and simplify the process of getting a pardon for criminal convictions related to simple cannabis possession went into force Thursday, said Justice Minister and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti. Canadians convicted only of simple »


As provincial budget approaches, Quebec Bar sounds alarm on dire state of Nunavik justice system

With the Quebec provincial budget scheduled for later this month, the Quebec Bar Association is demanding immediate, short-term investments to address justice system shortfalls in Nunavik, the Inuit region of Arctic Quebec. “The justice needs in the North are urgent, »


Lack of staff forces legal aid closure in Inuit region of Arctic Quebec

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North The legal aide office in Kuujjuaq, the administrative capital of the Inuit region of Nunavik, Quebec, will be temporarily shut down in March after an inability to recruit »