Tag: Public Inquiries

Witnesses testifying in public inquiries NOT necessarily protected

Testimony provided by witnesses before public inquiries can be used in civil proceedings.

Public inquiries: Unchartered ground for lawyers

Public inquiries, a staple of the Canadian legal and political landscape, remains unchartered ground for most lawyers even though more than 1,500 of them have been launched since Confederation.

Experts make recommendations to improve judicial nomination process

Quebec’s system of nominating judges should bolster disclosure requirements  while constraining the discretionary powers of the Minister of Justice.

Immunity and Public Inquiries

The sworn testimony of witnesses who testify during public inquiries cannot be used against them in criminal proceedings, but may in civil proceedings.