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Drug companies sued over opioid addictions

A Toronto law firm has commenced a class action lawsuit against 28 pharmaceutical companies on behalf of people who were prescribed and became addicted to opioids. It is seeking $1.1 billion in damages in Ontario Superior Court. In the past,» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Court case launched over privacy issues in ‘smart city’

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association has filed a lawsuit over plans to build a high-tech neighbourhood in downtown Toronto that would be equipped to collect multiple kinds of data on people there.  Sidewalk Labs, a sister company of Google, plans» 


Opposition leader dares Trudeau to follow through on libel threat

The leader of Canada’s Official Opposition is challenging Justin Trudeau to follow through on a threat to sue him over his assertion that the prime minister politically interfered with the criminal prosecution of Montreal engineering giant SNC-Lavalin. Speaking at a» 

Economy, Health, International, Society

Credit protection for tobacco giant following lawsuit decision

The big Canadian unit of one of the world’s major tobacco firms, Japan Tobacco Inc. (JTI), has been granted creditor protection following a courth ruling against big tobacco. This month the Quebec Court of Appeal upheld a class-action lawsuit filed» 

Environment, Indigenous

Canada sued for failure to protect caribou habitat

Environmental and Indigenous groups have filed a lawsuit against the Canadian government for failing to protect the critical habitat of five boreal caribou herds in the western province of Alberta. These animals are in decline across Canada mainly because of» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Society

Lawsuit allowed against video lottery terminals

A legal case in the Atlantic province of Newfoundland and Labrador could have major implications right across the country. An appeals court judge in the province has ruled a class-action lawsuit against the Crown-owned Atlantic Lottery Corporation regarding video lottery» 


Drowned boy’s family will sue

The parents and uncle of a Montreal teenager who drowned during a high school gym class say they will sue the school board and the city. Blessing Moukoko, 14, was taking part in his third swimming class in February 2018.» 

Indigenous, Society

Indigenous band sues governments, firm, over oil spill

A west coast First Nation is seeking damages for the ruin of its traditional harvest and associated cultural and commercial losses, as well as for its oil spill response efforts and remediation. Two years ago, a U.S.-owned tug ran aground» 


Canadian province sues drug companies over opioids

The west coast province of British Columbia has seen a particularly high toll in deaths from opioid overdoses., over 1,400 alone last year Canada as whole recorded approximately 4,000 opioid related drug deaths. In a first in Canada, British Columbia» 

Health, Society

Supreme Court of Canada rules against tobacco giant in health data dispute

Canada’s highest court has ruled against tobacco giant Philip Morris International in its dispute with British Columbia over access to detailed provincial health databases to ensure the fairness of a multibillion-dollar damages trial. In a unanimous ruling today, the Supreme»