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  • R. v. Javanmardi, 2019 SCC 54

    [1]                              Mitra Javanmardi opened a naturopathic clinic in Quebec in 1985. She has a degree in science from McGill University, a doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon, and a related diploma which involved 500 hours of further courses. Ms. Javanmardi’s education included classes and clinical training about intravenous injection techniques. She has treated between 4,000 and 5,000 patients at her clinic since it opened and, starting in 1992, has administered nutrients to approximately ten patients per week by way of intravenous injection. Intravenous administration of nutrients by naturopaths is not legal in Quebec but is lawful in most provinces.

  • Milad v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2019 FC 1409

    [1]  The Applicant, Mohamed Farag M.S. Milad, [Mr. Milad] seeks judicial review of the decision of an Immigration Officer [the Officer] refusing his application for permanent residence in Canada based on an exemption from the requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, SC 2001, c 27 [the Act] on humanitarian and compassionate grounds [H&C] pursuant to section 25 of the Act.

  • Oladele v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2019 FC 1410

    [1]  Mr. Demilade Kayode Oladele (the “Applicant”) seeks judicial review of the decision made by a Delegate (the “Delegate”) of the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration (the “Respondent”) refusing his application for permanent residence on Humanitarian and Compassionate (“H&C”) grounds pursuant to subsection 25 (1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, 2001, c.27 (the “Act”).

  • R. v. Rafilovich, 2019 SCC 51

    [1]                              Do the proceeds of crime provisions of the Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-46  (“Code ”), require courts to give with one hand, only to take away with the other? The appellant, Yulik Rafilovich, applied for and was returned funds that the state had initially seized from him as potential proceeds of crime, because he needed the funds to pay for his legal defence to charges related to drug trafficking. After he pled guilty, the Crown asked the sentencing judge to impose a fine on Mr. Rafilovich under the forfeiture provisions of the Code , on the basis that by using his returned funds for his defence, he had thereby benefitted from the proceeds of crime. In my view, Parliament did not intend these provisions to operate in such an inconsistent manner.

  • Milak v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2019 FC 1400

    [1]  This application is for a judicial review of a decision of the Refugee Protection Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board [RPD], dated December 20, 2018, on a redetermination following an earlier decision in 2012. The Member refused the Applicants’ refugee claim [the Decision]. This application is brought pursuant to subsection 72(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, SC 2001, c 27 [the IRPA].

  • He v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2019 FC 1395

    [1]  This judicial review concerns a decision by the Refugee Appeal Division [RAD] finding the Applicant not to be a refugee or in need of protection. Its decision was based principally on the RAD finding certain documents within the application to be fraudulent.

  • Huseynov v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2019 FC 1392

    [1]  This application judicially reviews a decision of the Refugee Appeal Division, or RAD, confirming the finding of the Refugee Protection Division, or RPD, that the Applicant is neither a Convention refugee nor a person in need of protection. For the following reasons, I am dismissing the application.

  • Maclean v. Canada (Attorney General), 2019 FCA 277

    [1]  The applicant, Mr. Randy MacLean, seeks judicial review of a decision of the Appeal Division of the Social Security Tribunal, dated October 30, 2017, refusing his application to rescind or amend one or both of two Pension Appeals Board decisions on the basis that the application was made beyond the one-year limitation period established by subsection 66(2) of the Department of Employment and Social Development Act, S.C. 2005, c. 34 (the Act).

  • Beima v. Canada (National Revenue), 2019 FCA 280

    [1]  Mr. Beima appeals the order dated February 15, 2018 of the Federal Court (per McDonald J.) in file T-2047-14. The Federal Court found Mr. Beima in contempt for not complying with a production order under section 231.7 of the Income Tax Act R.S.C. 1985, c. 1 (5th Supp). In an exercise of discretion favourable to Mr. Beima, the Federal Court did not impose any penalty for his contempt.

  • Kufsky v. The Queen, 2019 TCC 254

    [1]  Michelle Kufsky (the “Appellant”) appeals from a third party assessment issued by the Minister of National Revenue (the “Minister”) pursuant to section 160 of the Income Tax Act, RSC 1985, c 1 (5th Supp) (the “Act”) in respect of a tax debt owed by Mon Refuge Décor Inc. (the “Corporation”).

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  • R. v. Marakah, 142 WCB (2d) 490

    [1]                              Can Canadians ever reasonably expect the text messages they send to remain private, even after the messages have reached their destination? Or is the state free, regardless of the circumstances, to access text messages from a recipient’s device without a warrant?...

  • R. v. Bradshaw, 2017 SCC 35

    [1]                              Hearsay is an out-of-court statement tendered for the truth of its contents. It is presumptively inadmissible because — in the absence of the opportunity to cross-examine the declarant at the time the statement is made — it is often difficult for the trier of fact...

  • R. v. Charles (S.), [2015] N.R. TBEd. AP.010

    [1] McLachlin, C.J.C. (LeBel, Abella, Cromwell, Karakatsanis and Gascon, JJ., concurring) : Gun-related crime poses grave danger to Canadians. Parliament has therefore chosen to prohibit some weapons outright, while restricting the possession of others. The Criminal Code , R.S.C. 1985, c. C-46,...

  • R. v. Boutilier, 2017 SCC 64

    [1]                              The appellant, Mr. Boutilier, challenges the constitutional validity of s. 753(1)  and (4.1)  of the Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-46 , two provisions at the core of the dangerous offender regime, under ss. 7  and 12  of the Canadian Charter of Rights and...

  • R. v. Jones, [2017] 2 SCR 696

    [1]                              The appellant, Mr. Jones, was convicted of several firearms and drug trafficking offences. His convictions rest on records of text messages seized from a Telus account associated with his co-accused pursuant to a production order obtained under s. 487.012  (now s. 48...

  • Delta Air Lines Inc. v. Lukács, 416 DLR (4th) 579

    [1]                              The respondent, Dr. Gábor Lukács, filed a complaint with the Canadian Transportation Agency (“Agency”), alleging that the appellant, Delta Air Lines Inc. (“Delta”), applied discriminatory practices governing the carriage of obese persons. The Agency dismissed this...

  • R. v. Paterson, 347 CCC (3d) 280

    [1]                              This appeal raises three distinct issues: (1) the applicability of the common law confessions rule to statements tendered in a voir dire under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms ; (2) whether, on the facts of this case, exigent circumstances, within the...

  • Agraira v. Can. (SCC), [2013] SCJ No 36 (QL)

    [1] LeBel, J. (McLachlin, C.J.C., Fish, Abella, Rothstein, Moldaver and Karakatsanis, JJ., concurring) : The appellant, Muhsen Ahmed Ramadan Agraira, a citizen of Libya, has been residing in Canada continuously since 1997, despite having been found to be inadmissible on security grounds in 2002....

  • Carter v. Can. (A.G.) (SCC), JE 2015-245

    [1] By the Court : It is a crime in Canada to assist another person in ending her own life. As a result, people who are grievously and irremediably ill cannot seek a physician's assistance in dying and may be condemned to a life of severe and intolerable suffering. A person facing this prospect has ...

  • Douez v. Facebook, Inc., 411 DLR (4th) 434

    [1]                              Forum selection clauses purport to oust the jurisdiction of otherwise competent courts in favour of a foreign jurisdiction. To balance contractual freedom with the public good in having local courts adjudicate certain claims, courts have developed a test to...