Tag: Supreme Court of Canada

COVID-19: Update on the courts and legal services

As the national rate of new COVID-19 cases has slowed down and we all settle in to a new “normal”, the legal community has continued to adapt and change the ways in which legal services are provided. St. Lawrence Barristers will continue to monitor and update our clients and the legal community as legal practice […]
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Alexi Wood and Jennifer Saville Appear on Behalf of the CCLA at the Supreme Court

Alexi Wood and Jennifer Saville were pleased to act for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association as an intervener in two appeals before the Supreme Court of Canada. In Maia Bent, et al. v. Howard Platnick, et al. and 1704604 Ontario Limited v. Pointes Protection Association, et al. the Court was asked, for the first time, to provide […]
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Phil Tunley and Jennifer Saville Represent Vice Media and Ben Makuch at Supreme Court

Phil Tunley and Jennifer Saville, along with co-counsel Iain MacKinnon, appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada representing Vice Media Canada and journalist Ben Makuch in a case demanding protection for journalistic source information. For the first time, the Court was asked to address the issue of access by police to unpublished communications between a journalist […]
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St. Lawrence Barristers to Represent Vice Media and Ben Makuch at Supreme Court of Canada

Today, the Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to appeal in Vice Media Canada Inc and Ben Makuch v. Canada.  The Supreme Court will be asked to review the balancing between the rights to gather, disseminate and receive news and the interests of the state in prosecuting crime, when police seek access to a journalist’s work […]
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