Court of Appeal Finds No Expression Interests in Bill 5

Toronto might be the megalith of cities when it comes to Canada’s metropolis, but it has no constitutional authority to oppose the province’s interference with municipal elections. That is the invariable conclusion arising out of the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision this week. The split 3-2 decision largely focused on two main issues. The first, whether unwritten constitutional principles could provide a basis to resist provincial modifications of the election, was unanimously decided by the c...
Tags: Law, Toronto, Canada, Court of appeal, Alberta, Ontario, Supreme Court of Canada, Baier, Ontario Court of Appeal, Substantive Law: Judicial Decisions, Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Citing the Supreme Court of Canada in Baier, City of Toronto Council

Greenbuild – The Target Rich Environment for Green People

I am often asked, “how can I expand my green building business?” And I have offered the same response for more than a decade – attend the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo (.. yes, you will have to talk with people while you are there). This year Greenbuild is in Atlanta from November 19 thru 22 with some of the best original programming on “disaster prep” (.. more than food prep). Greenbuild has become much more than only “green building” as sustainability has become woven into the f...
Tags: Law, Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, Austin, Green Building, Informa, Stan Lee, LEED, National Institute, USGBC, Greenbuild, Gaithersburg Maryland, Green Building Council, Mahesh Ramanujam, Informa Exhibitions USGBC

The long trauma of revenge porn

In case you haven’t been paying attention, the intersection of sexual violence and technology has become an invisible tidal wave heading for the shores of our smart phones. Revenge porn – academically known as image-based abuse, non-consensual pornography, or the non-consensual sharing of intimate images – is one of a host of cyber-sexual violations clustered as technology-based sexual violence.  The most popular cases in the United States press show how wide the epidemic has spread. Celebrity s...
Tags: Books, New York, Australia, US, Canada, Military, United States, Grindr, United States Supreme Court, Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, Blac Chyna Congressional, Herrick V Grindr

Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec. CONSTITUTIONNEL (DROIT) : La disposition législative exigeant que la mort naturelle soit raisonnablement prévisible (art. 241.2 (2) d) C.Cr.) porte atteinte aux droits à la vie, à la liberté et à...
Tags: Law, Canada, Elle, CSC, Tribunal, Carter, Cela, Summaries Sunday, SOQUIJ, Québec Department of Justice, Le Tribunal, BCSC, Truchon, Juge Christine Baudouin Date, PGC Elle, Auton Tutrice

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