Category: Judiciary

Murder charges stayed against former Quebec Appeal Court Justice

A public inquiry should be held to examine Quebec’s forensic laboratory following the decision by Quebec Superior Court to grant a stay in legal proceedings against former Quebec Court of Appeal Justice Jacques Delisle, according to a founding director of Innocence Canada, a non-profit organization that resolves wrongful-conviction cases.

Quebec plans to quash bilingual prerequisite for provincial court judges

Quebec intends to legislate end to bilingual prerequisite for provincial court judges.

Quebec justice minister, judiciary locked in ‘power struggle’ over bilingualism requirements for judges

In a clear setback for the provincial justice Minister, Quebec Superior Court held that under a regulation introduced a decade ago the Chief Justice of the Court of Quebec can require bilingualism in the judicial appointment process even it runs against the wishes of the minister.

Salary hike for provincial court judges

A day after the Quebec Minister of Justice suffered a stinging setback following a Superior Court decision that held that the Chief Justice of the Court of Quebec can require bilingualism in the judicial appointment process, even against the wishes of the minister, the Quebec government begrudgingly gave the green light to increase the salary […]

Quebec announces pilot projects for domestic and sexual violence specialized tribunal

The Quebec government is forging ahead with the deployment of sexual and domestic violence court pilot projects in spite of forceful opposition by the Chief Justice of the Court of Quebec.

Expert group recommends salary hike for provincially appointed judges

A report recommending sizeable salary increases for the provincial judiciary lays the groundwork for further friction between the Quebec executive and the judiciary.

Chief Justice of Court of Quebec will establish division to deal with conjugal and sexual complaints

A new divisional court dealing with conjugal and sexual complaints is expected to be launched by the beginning of 2022 by the Court of Quebec, potentially setting the stage for a legal battle against the Quebec government.

Clash between Quebec executive and judiciary flares up over how to deal with conjugal and sexual violence

An unusually public clash between the Quebec Justice Minister and the Chief Justice of the Court of Quebec has materialized over competing visions on how to deal with conjugal and sexual violence cases, with little signs of abating.

Reprimanded judge loses case

Reprimanded judge loses case.

Federal Court of Appeal rejects Justice Michel Girouard’s appeal over Canadian Judicial Council’s recommendation for removal

“It may seem paradoxical to conclude that there was no drug transaction (at least on the balance of probabilities), but that Justice Girouard misled the Committee,” said Federal Court of Appeal Justice Yves de Montigny.

Canadian Judicial Council should hold two separate inquiries into conduct of Quebec judge, say experts

Alleged misconduct of a Quebec Superior judge should lead to two independent inquiries to examine the two sets of allegations against him, assert experts.