To emphasize society’s intolerance for violence in sports, the Court sentences a repeat offender who committed assault causing bodily harm during a during hockey fight to 9 months’ imprisonment to be served in the community.
Appeal from a Superior Court judgment that upheld an acquittal and ordered a new trial on the count of driving with a blood alcohol level over the legal limit is allowed and the acquittal restored; the Court of Appeal was validly seized of the issue of the exclusion of evidence, even though the Superior Court […]
The employer has not shown any reviewable error in the decision of the Human Rights Tribunal, which concluded that the lower salary offered to student employees was an unlawful distinction based on social condition and deprived them of their fundamental right to receive the same wages for the same work.
An accused who pleaded guilty to charges of sexual touching of two young girls, making pornography available for the purpose facilitating the commission of a sexual offence, and making and possessing child pornography is sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment.
The jurisdiction of the Human Rights Tribunal depends on the prior investigation held by the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse; it therefore cannot rule on rights or grounds of discrimination that did not attract the Commission’s attention in its resolution.
Whereas a mother would preserve her right to receive 18 weeks of maternity benefits after giving birth even if the child dies, the applicant father is entitled to only 1 week of paternity benefits after the death of his spouse and their baby; he has failed to establish discrimination based on sex.
Because an expert assessment of the victim of an automobile accident had already been conducted and doubts remained regarding the victim’s credibility, the SAAQ’s decision to rely on the surveillance report instead of a new expert assessment was justified.
The pith and substance of the Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families is to protect and ensure the well-being of Aboriginal children, families and peoples by fostering culturally appropriate services to reduce the overrepresentation of Aboriginal children in child welfare systems.