News roundup: National securities regulator challenge, labour strife, Lt-Governor heads to court & Bastarache

Hearing before the Quebec Court of Appeal on national securities regulator challenge by the Quebec government expected to last a full week.


Quebec’s legal system may end up being crippled next week as crown prosecutors and lawyers step up their pressure tactics. Ninety per cent of membership representing Quebec government lawyers voted for a strike on Monday. Crown prosecutors are expected to vote on pressure tactics this Saturday. For more background, here’s a story I wrote about the grievances lodged by an organization representing provincial government lawyers.


Lieutenant Governor of Quebec Lise Thibault heads to court on January 31, 2011 to face criminal charges, including fraud, forgery and breach of trust in connection with allegations of extravagant spending while in public office.


Long-awaited Bastarache report on judicial nomination system to be released on Wednesday, January 18, 2011. Here are a couple of stories I wrote on the Bastarache inquiry, immunity in commissions of inquiry, and the nature of public inquiries.

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