BenchPress – Vol 41-4

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Act Of Meanness / Lost by a Nose / Co-Mammas / The Internet and Hate Speech 1.  Act of Meanness A Quebec Superior Court Justice recently heard an unusual estate application.  A Montreal area woman was convinced that her deceased brother’s wife had been unfaithful to him.  At a supper held after her brother’s funeral, the […]

BenchPress – Vol 41-3

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Intolerable Delay, 5 Years: Case 1 Barrett Jordan was charged with a criminal offence in 2008 and his trial ended with his conviction in 2013. He alleged that his Charter right to trial within a reasonable time had been breached and the Supreme Court of Canada agreed.  It set out a new standard for unreasonable […]

BenchPress – Vol 41-2

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Judge Restrains Restraint Policy Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Court Judge John Joy recently wrote a decision criticizing the police practice of automatically using leg shackles on prisoners. He stated that the practice of restraining prisoners without first determining if it is justified is humiliating, undermines the presumption of innocence, may amount to civil assault leading […]

BenchPress – Vol 41-1

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A Different Divorce  A British Columbia Provincial Court judge has divorced himself from a couple who have long been bickering in his court over custody and access issues concering their young child. Judge Bruce Hyer ordered a very detailed and specific parenting plan to take the family through to 2018, as they had requested.  He […]

BenchPress – Vol 40-6

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1. CRA loses out to Solicitor-Client Privilege The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) sent a lawyer a request to produce documents about his personal finances and also his current accounts receivable. The lawyer provided some material but refused to produce his current accounts, claiming that to do so would violate solicitor-client privilege, since it would reveal […]


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