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Journalistic Sources Protection Act Evaluated by Supreme Court

Despite the important role that the media plays in a democracy, Canada has long lagged behind other jurisdictions when it came to source protection. When law enforcement sought an order under the Criminal Code or compelled disclosure was sought through civil discovery, the courts were forced to resort to common law principles With the passing of Bill S-231 -An Act to amend the Canada Evidence Act and the Criminal Code in 2017, Canada formalized these protections through the Journalistic Sources ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, France, Court, Mail, Canada, Court of appeal, Parliament, Carney, Denis, Grant, National Post, Abella, Superior Court, Supreme Court of Canada, CEA


Lessons Learned: Disarming The Iraqi People During The War

From reddit/firearms, this interesting report. At the local range. We were talking AK rifles. He admitted the russian rifles that weren’t burnt out barrels were excellent rifles. However how they got them was going to door to door confiscation. “to get the good stuff” and give it the the new government soldiers of Iraq. They treated the civilian as no rights and used them as armories. Him being LEO now. All i can think of he knows where to start the confiscation and “get the good stuff”. If orde...
Tags: Iraq, Africa, America, Military, Gun Control, Leo, Baghdad, Mullen, Don, Fallujah, Wayne Lapierre, AWB, Col William F Mullen, Col Mullen, Syria Egypt Iran


Police Carrying Guns At All Times Is “Inevitable”

News from New Zealand. The president of the Police Association says it’s only a matter of time until police carry guns at all times. His comment comes as police search for a man in the central North Island who allegedly pulled a gun on two officers and stole their car on Saturday night. Chris Cahill says the incident highlights the risk that many officers face. “It’s pretty scary and it’s just an add-on to so many others we’ve had,” he told the AM Show on Monday. Cahill says that in the six mont...
Tags: Military, New Zealand, Gun Control, Christchurch, North Island, Cahill, Police Association, Chris Cahill, New Zealand Gun Laws


Derailing The “Gun Deal?”

David Codrea. … noting that Mr. Trump now really needs to keep his supporters rallied, a tweet from the president came across as bizarrely counterproductive: “The Democrats are so focused on hurting the Republican Party and the President that they are unable to get anything done because of it, including legislation on gun safety, lowering of prescription drug prices, infrastructure, etc. So bad for our Country!” Really? Now’s the time to demotivate the gun owners who put him in office? Not comin...
Tags: Military, Gun Control, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Canterbury, Trump, ATF, David Codrea, Mr Trump


U.S. Army Moving ‘Rapidly’ Toward New Contract For M16A4 Rifles

So much for the highly heralded 6.8mm, caseless, not-battle-tested whatever it is thingamajig. The U.S. Army Contracting Command will soon release its final request for soliciting and award up to two, 5-year firm fixed price – Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts for M16A4 5.56mm Rifles. In a notice posted on the U.S. government’s main contracting website on 27 September, the Army Contracting Command announced that the Government intends to evaluate proposals and award up to ...
Tags: Military, United States, Army, Colt Firearms, Army Contracting Command, U S Army Contracting Command, U S Army Moving ` Rapidly, Colt 's Manufacturing LLC


Corporate responsibility and stakeholders, cont’d

Some followup on the “Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation” signed by 180 CEOs of major companies and covered in this space earlier: “What’s significant about the statement is what it does not say. The corporate signatories do not suggest in any way weakening the fiduciary duties of the boards and managers of ordinary for-profit shareholder corporations to manage such companies’ affairs for shareholders’ benefit.” [Jim Copland] “If corporate leaders, under the new Business Roundtable princi...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Corporate Governance, Social Justice, Corporation, Jim Copland, Jonathan Macey, Maximizing Shareholder Benefit, Paul Atkins Macey, Andrew Schwartz


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. TRAVAIL : La Loi assurant la continuité de la prestation des services juridiques au sein du gouvernement et permettant la poursuite de la négociation ainsi que le renouvellement de la convention ...
Tags: Law, Canada, Quebec, Elle, Tat, Summaries Sunday, SOQUIJ, Québec Department of Justice, Juge Johanne Brodeur Date


Summaries Sunday: Supreme Advocacy

One Sunday each month we bring you a summary from Supreme Advocacy LLP of recent decisions at the Supreme Court of Canada. Supreme Advocacy LLP offers a weekly electronic newsletter, Supreme Advocacy Letter, to which you may subscribe. It’s a summary of all appeals as well as leaves to appeal granted so you will know what the SCC will soon be dealing with (August 8 to September 26, 2019 inclusive). Appeals Class Actions: Certification; Limitation Periods; Discoverability; “Plain and Obvious” ...
Tags: Law, SCC, Godfrey, Summaries Sunday, Supreme Advocacy, Supreme Advocacy LLP, Supreme Court of Canada Supreme Advocacy LLP, Supreme Advocacy Letter, Québec inc, Callidus Capital Corporation, Teranet Inc, Bluberi Gaming Technologies Inc, Keatley Surveying Ltd, Obvious Pioneer Corp, NCR Ontario



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