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5 avril 2024

Sorella v. R.

The trial judge erred in refusing to allow Adèle Sorella to raise the theory of the involvement of organized crime in the murder of her daughters; a new trial is ordered on both charges of second degree murder.

28 mars 2024

Droit de la famille — 24292

Family law – family patrimony – property – undivided co-ownership

26 mars 2024

Picard v. R.

The decision tree relating to the underlying offence of sexual assault presented to the jury during the appellant’s trial for first degree murder did not shift the burden of proof, in light of the trial judge’s instructions as a whole; the appeal from the verdict is therefor...
26 mars 2024

Protection de la jeunesse — 226231

Section 91 in fine of the Youth Protection Act confers the power to make orders to correct a situation in which a child’s rights are wronged but not to interfere in the management of the human, material, and financial resources of the institutions and bodie...
25 mars 2024

Procureur général du Québec v. Centre de lutte contre l'oppression des genres

Paragraph 2 of section 23.2 of the Regulation respecting change of name and of other particulars of civil status violates the dignity of transgender and non-binary persons, but the violation is justified.

21 mars 2024

A.B. v. Clercs de Saint-Viateur du Canada

Appeal from the Superior Court decision dismissing the application for approval of a $28 million settlement of a class action instituted on behalf of sexual assault victims on the ground of the excessive professional fees claimed by class members; the appeal is allowed. ...
21 mars 2024

Fossen v. R.

Superior Court judges must be sparing and restrained in the exercise of their discretion to hear an application for certiorari if an appeal is available to the prosecution; in this case, the judge took into consideration the significance of the error committed by the trial j...
20 mars 2024

Lafond v. Anderson

When a creditor has instituted a Paulian action before the date of the debtor’s proposal and wishes to continue that action despite the stay of proceedings, the creditor must inform the debtor’s other creditors.

20 mars 2024

R. v. Houle

The conditional discharge of the accused on charges of sexual assault and voyeurism is replaced by a custodial sentence of 12 months.

18 mars 2024

R. v. Légaré

The Court sentences an accused who, while driving impaired, was involved in a collision causing the death of 4 people and bodily harm to 2 people.

29 février 2024

Organisation mondiale sikhe du Canada v. Procureur général du Québec

The Act respecting the laicity of the State does not derogate from section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Right and Freedoms and does not infringe the educational language rights that provision guarantees to Canadian citizens belonging to Quebec's English li...


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