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Is the Pintea Decision Ensuring SRLs Are Given Appropriate Judicial Guidance and Support?

Self-represented litigants (SRLs) make up a significant percentage of litigants appearing before the court in civil and family cases. In the NSRLP’s 2013 report data provided by provincial ministries of justice indicated that at least 40% of individuals who appeared in provincial family court and at least 30% of litigants in civil court are self-represented. These statistics are staggering, and it is no secret that SRLs face unique challenges within the court systems across Canada. Although it i...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Canada, Board, Supreme Court of Canada, CJC, Justice Issues, SRL, Pintea, Assessment Review Board, NSRLP, Lauwers, Judicial Council CJC, Pintea Since, Ontario Assessment Review Board


University Accommodations for Admissions

A post-secondary education, for most Canadians, is a gateway and a pre-requisite to a better future. Additional education is especially important during difficult economic times, in particular after the loss of a job. In 2011, Statistics Canada concluded a long-term impact study on post-secondary education, concluding that those who obtained this education found a $7,000 increase in annual salary. This held true even for those who lost their jobs due to the 2008 recession, for most of the partic...
Tags: Law, Court, University, Canada, Universities, Court of appeal, Tribunal, Disabilities, Waterloo, Dunsmuir, University of Waterloo, Statistics Canada, Ontario Court of Appeal, Dalhousie, Substantive Law: Judicial Decisions, Divisional Court


Lawyers and Self-Represented Litigants: Taking Pintea More Seriously

The 2017 decision Pintea v Johns has been heralded as a watershed moment for self-represented litigants in Canada. In a very short decision written by Justice Karakatsanis, the Supreme Court endorsed the Canadian Judicial Council’s (CJC) Statement of Principles on Self-Represented Litigants and Accused Persons.[1] The Canadian Judicial Council’s statement on self-represented litigants sought to articulate proactive guidelines respecting judges’ responsibilities when hearing cases involving self-...
Tags: Law, Canada, National, Cunningham, Johns, SCC, Karakatsanis, Judicial Council, CJC, Unrau, Canadian Judicial Council, Justice Issues, Forum on Civil Justice, Pintea, Deanne Sowter, Jennifer Leitch


Implied License for Differential Treatment

The interaction between law enforcement and notions of privacy in the security of our homes has always been a special focus of s. 8 Charter rights. The treatment of the home as a special place in the law was described by Justice Binnie in R. v. Tessling as a nuanced hierarchy protecting privacy of places, used to evaluate the reasonableness of a person’s expectation of privacy. This privacy interest is not absolute, and although the “dwelling house” enjoys the greatest expectation of privacy, th...
Tags: Law, Court, Toronto, Evans, Court of appeal, Grant, Dixon, Supreme Court of Canada, Justice Issues, Substantive Law: Judicial Decisions, Ontario Government, Ontario Court of Appeal in R, Binnie, Lauwers, Tessling, Akinson Housing Co


Salzburg Festival (2) – L’incoronazione di Poppea, 22 August 2018

Haus für Mozart Poppea (Sonya Yoncheva), Nerone (Kate Lindsey)Images © Salzburger Festspiele / Maarten Vanden Abeele Poppea – Sonya Yoncheva Nerone – Kate Lindsey Ottavia – Stéphanie d’Oustrac Ottone – Carlo Vistoli Seneca – Renato Dolcini Virtú, Drusilla – Ana Quintans Nutrice, First Friend of Seneca – Marcel Beekman Arnalta – Dominique Voisse Amore, Calletto – Lea Desandre Fortuna, Damigella – Tamara Banjesevic Pallade, Venere – C...
Tags: Religion, Rome, Shakespeare, Salzburg, Christie, Caravaggio, Sonya Yoncheva, Nero, Lady Macbeth, Seneca, Monteverdi, William Christie, Drusilla, Mark Berry, Poppea, Kate Lindsey