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AML & ATF Regulation: Federal Court Quashes FINTRAC AMP

In considering an appeal from the imposition of an administrative monetary penalty (“AMP”) by FINTRAC, the Federal Court recently made two findings that are likely to impact: (1) the scope…
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Advocate Daily: SCC clarifies issues around admissibility of expert evidence

The Supreme Court of Canada has settled the long-standing debate about how issues of independence and impartiality of expert evidence should be resolved, says corporate litigator and regulatory lawyer Bruce…
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AdvocateDaily.com: Lawyers’ Duty of Commitment to Clients Key Aspect of SCC Ruling

The Supreme Court of Canada’s recent ruling that excludes lawyers from certain sections of federal anti-money laundering legislation is not surprising as it upheld previous lower court rulings, says Toronto…
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SNC – Lavalin Charges Underline the Need to Re-think the Integrity Framework

The two criminal  charges laid February 19 against SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., one if its divisions and a subsidiary relate to the companies’ alleged nefarious involvement in pre-revolution construction projects in…
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Lawyers’ Weekly Article: Quebec railway tragedy will test the law

The flexibility of the criminal law as a sanction for catastrophic environmental damage is soon to be tested.  On Jan. 15, it is expected that the preliminary inquiry will be…
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Workplace Fatalities Lead to Large Fines and Jail Time for Directors

In the first two weeks of 2015 the Ontario courts have levied a total $985,000 in fines and ordered 50 days of jail time in relation to four separate prosecutions…
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The Divisional Court Upholds the Constitutional Validity of Renewable Energy Approvals

Section 7 of the Charter can be engaged in situations outside of the criminal law when policy supported regulatory legislation seriously threatens the security of the person. “Serious” in this…
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