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    Ricki-Lee practices civil litigation and arbitration. Her main focus is on media law, constitutional law, administrative law, and complex contract, tort, and corporate governance and securities claims. In her media law ...

The Supreme Court of Canada rules on anti-SLAPP motions and articulates a test with multiple stages, shifting burdens, differing standards of proof, and the weighing of expression in the public interest. 

On September 10, 2020 the Supreme Court of Canada released two SLAPP-suit (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation) decisions, providing guidance on the ...

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On June 21, 2018, Parliament’s Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (the Act) came into force. The Act sought to mitigate climate change by applying minimum national pricing standards for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to listed provinces that had not adopted sufficiently stringent pricing mechanisms.[1] Part 1 imposed a fuel charge to 22 listed ...

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The first Supreme Court of Canada interpretation of the Journalistic Sources Protection Act

A former member of government charged with corruption offences. A CBC journalist investigating. Her sources allegedly came from within a government anti-corruption unit. These facts culminated in the first Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) decision interpreting new ...

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Section 43 of the Alberta Arbitration Act is a statutory exception to functus officio

Historically, the doctrine of functus officio applied to hold that a decision maker could not reopen a hearing or amend an award that was final. This doctrine has, however, been relaxed over time in the judicial, administrative, and arbitration contexts. There are now a number of common law ...

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The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) recently changed the legal landscape on the media’s ability to contest production orders that implicate journalists’ sources.  

The facts in R v Vice Media Inc., 2018 SCC 53 (Vice Media) involve a savvy journalist, an unsympathetic source, and the SCC’s unanimous decision to uphold the production order. The court split 5-4 in its ...

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