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Walmart fined for pricing violations

Walmart Canada was fined more than $27,000 after it plead guilty to 11 counts of violating provincial consumer protection laws, announced the Quebec Consumer Protection Office.

Class action against Bell certified

Joey Zukran is a busy man. The Montreal lawyer who spearheaded a class action over photo radar tickets following a series of decisions that have put thousands of tickets in jeopardy after the courts called […]

Montreal AI chatbot helps people immigrate to Quebec

Days after U.S. President Donald J. Trump issued a controversial executive order that barred refugees and temporarily suspended immigration from several predominantly Muslim countries, Amir Moravej and his team decided to lend a helping hand […]

Jordan applications keep on rising

The numbers seem to be growing by the day. Ever since the Supreme Court of Canada issued its landmark Jordan ruling on July 2016, the pressure on the justice system seems to be growing. Not […]

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SCC to hear appeal over energy feud

The Supreme Court of Canada will hear an appeal over the long-running energy feud between Newfoundland & Labrador and Hydro-Québec. Here's my story about the Quebec Court of Appeal decision.

 

Artificial Intelligence

 

Artificial intelligence will change the legal profession, just not how you are expecting. My take on recent developments published in the magazine Canadian Lawyer. http://bit.ly/2o2iJP4

 

Canadian military justice system should be reformed

A former judge and a law professor are calling for a reform of military criminal justice system in a new book called Behind the Times.

 

Retired Judge Gilles Létourneau of the Federal Court of Appeal and the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada and law professor Michel Drapeau, an Ottawa lawyer and former Canadian Forces colonel, are calling for an overhaul of summary trials, courts martial, the lack of independence by the prosecution and defence legal services and the overarching role of the Judge Advocate General.

 

The book is available for free download:

http://mdlo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Behind-The-Times.pdf.