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SNC-Lavalin and Cabinet Confidence

The Globe and Mail (September 11, 2019) is reporting that the Clerk of the Privy Council is refusing to waive cabinet confidence in relation to…

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Law is not a great career but it may get better!

Just finished reading Glass Half Full: The Decline and Rebirth of the Legal Profession by Benjamin Barton. Barton nicely sets out the evolution of the…

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Why did the government rush to press charges against VAdm Norman?

The answer is still unknown. I do not know if confidential settlement is the end of the story or only the end of the first…

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Section 35 of the Conflict of Interest Act – does entity include the Public Service?

I was contemplating writing an update on the article that I co-authored with Etienne Rainville in Policy Options on the Conflict of Interest and Ethics…

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Delay issues are the most important criminal justice reform.

The 2016 Supreme Court of Canada decision in Jordan set a benchmark of 18 months between the laying of charges and a trial in provincial…

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SNC-Lavalin – What is to come?

There is going to be an ongoing battle over whether Ms. Wilson-Raybould returns before the Justice Committee. Mr. Scheer raised this point several times during…

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SNC-Lavalin – Oh so much has happened

Last week the Justice Committee refused to revisit the question of further testimony from Ms. Wilson-Raybould. Liberal MP Frances Drouin appeared on the Sunday shows…

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SNC Application to Review DPP Denial of Negotiations is Struck

This is the decision of Justice Kane in the application of SNC-Lavalin for an order compelling the Director of Public Prosecutions to enter into negotiations…

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Political Actors and Active Cases

One of the hallmarks of a country in which the rule of law is important is that politicians do not comment publicly or involve themselves…

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Facts versus Perspectives or Opinions – SNC-Lavalin

The discussion of the SNC-Lavalin matter is becoming confused by the failure to understand the difference between facts and perspectives or opinions. The facts relate…

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