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22Jul
2019

Should a local government be liable for an assault captured by its CCTV on a public overpass?

The Alberta Court of Appeal says yes. In McAlister v Calgary (City), 2019 ABCA 214, the plaintiff McAlister and a woman were walking...

17Dec
2018

A blunt end to non-compliant cannabis dispensaries in Vancouver

In a decisive statement on the scope of municipal power to regulate cannabis dispensaries, Chief Justice Hinkson of the BC Supreme Court...

30Nov
2018

Amendments to the Human Rights Code Receive Royal Assent

Bill 50, the Human Rights Code Amendment Act, which re-establishes the British Columbia Human Rights Commission, received royal assent on...

17Aug
2018

Supreme Court of Canada to Revisit Dunsmuir

In a 2016 paper, Justice Stratas of the Federal Court of Appeal bemoaned the state of administrative law in Canada, stating: “Our...

09Jul
2018

It's in the Bag (For Now): BC Supreme Court Upholds Victoria's Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags

Across the globe, municipal bans on plastic bags have been met with varying levels of opposition. In Texas, the state Supreme Court, in a...

20Jun
2018

Cannabis Act Timeline Established

The Prime Minister has announced today that the official date for the coming into force of the federal Cannabis Act will be October 17,...

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