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This week, I focus on some Nova Scotia-based cases, as well as the Supreme Court decision on a Quebec police officer, Jordan Peterson's rejected appeal, and the upcoming Parliament.
In Nova Scotia, a 22-year old has been charged with setting the Shelburne fires, former political staffer and candidate Nargis DeMolitor has sued the Premier for wrongful dismissal and defamation after she was fired for an anti-semantic tweet, and a judge has declared that the rampant lockdowns in NS jails are illegal. 
Following up on some cases discussed in earlier videos, Ernest MacEvoy has been sentenced for aggravated assault after shooting his brother in the leg with a shotgun, and a Bedford teenager is seeking to have his attempted murder charge tossed due to Charter violations. 
The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld the conviction of a Quebec police officer who was on long term medical leave, and was convicted of fraud over $5000 for minimizing his ability to work while on leave. This will reverberate through employment law circles.
Jordan Peterson has lost his bid to have the Ontario Court of Appeal hear his appeal of a requirement by the Ontario College of Psychologists to have him take mandatory social media training.
Finally, I look ahead to the upcoming session of the House of Commons, which will include debates on legislation dealing with cross-border device privacy, offshore energy development, and RCMP oversight, along with the public inquiry into election interference.

This week, I focus on some Nova Scotia-based cases, as well as the Supreme Court decision on a Quebec police officer, Jordan Peterson's rejected appeal, and the upcoming Parliament.
In Nova Scotia, a 22-year old has been charged with setting the Shelburne fires, former political staffer and candidate Nargis DeMolitor has sued the Premier for wrongful dismissal and defamation after she was fired for an anti-semantic tweet, and a judge has declared that the rampant lockdowns in NS jails are illegal.
Following up on some cases discussed in earlier videos, Ernest MacEvoy has been sentenced for aggravated assault after shooting his brother in the leg with a shotgun, and a Bedford teenager is seeking to have his attempted murder charge tossed due to Charter violations.
The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld the conviction of a Quebec police officer who was on long term medical leave, and was convicted of fraud over $5000 for minimizing his ability to work while on leave. This will reverberate through employment law circles.
Jordan Peterson has lost his bid to have the Ontario Court of Appeal hear his appeal of a requirement by the Ontario College of Psychologists to have him take mandatory social media training.
Finally, I look ahead to the upcoming session of the House of Commons, which will include debates on legislation dealing with cross-border device privacy, offshore energy development, and RCMP oversight, along with the public inquiry into election interference.

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Shelburne Fire Charges; DeMolitor Sues Premier; Jail Lockdowns; Fraud by PQ Officer; Jordan Peterson

Adam Rodgers - Nova Scotia Lawyer 163 views January 19, 2024 10:45 pm

Ortis Sentencing; RCMP Miss Deadline; Assoun; Trudeau v Ethics Commish; Genocide Allegation at ICJ

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Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a restful and enjoyable break. This week, I start with a few words about the 7th anniversary of the deaths that lead to the establishment of the Desmond Inquiry, and where that process currently stands. 
I congratulate Dr. Margo Watt on her new book on forensic psychology, and encourage non-academic readers to give it a look.
Dennis Edney, long time lawyer for Omar Khadr, died this week at age 77. I remember Mr. Edney, an award winning lawyer for his pro bono work.
The RCMP has closed it's case on the fires that raged on the outskirts of Halifax last summer. Residents are upset with the manner in which they found out this information.
A teacher from the Annapolis Valley has been cleared of sexual assault charges which arose in 2019. Judging by the court decision, the case never should have gone on for as long as it did.
Bill C-48, the bail reform legislation, is in force, and has brought some significant changes to how bail hearings will unfold for those charged with weapons or intimate partner violence offences.
The Conservative Party has been denied full standing for a second time in the Foreign Interference Inquiry. I discuss what that means, and what we can expect from the Inquiry.
Finally, I look south to the machinations involving former President Trump. The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled that he is not eligible to be on the Presidential ballot in that State. I summarize why they have said that, and what I expect will happen when the case reaches the Supreme Court of the United States.

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a restful and enjoyable break. This week, I start with a few words about the 7th anniversary of the deaths that lead to the establishment of the Desmond Inquiry, and where that process currently stands.
I congratulate Dr. Margo Watt on her new book on forensic psychology, and encourage non-academic readers to give it a look.
Dennis Edney, long time lawyer for Omar Khadr, died this week at age 77. I remember Mr. Edney, an award winning lawyer for his pro bono work.
The RCMP has closed it's case on the fires that raged on the outskirts of Halifax last summer. Residents are upset with the manner in which they found out this information.
A teacher from the Annapolis Valley has been cleared of sexual assault charges which arose in 2019. Judging by the court decision, the case never should have gone on for as long as it did.
Bill C-48, the bail reform legislation, is in force, and has brought some significant changes to how bail hearings will unfold for those charged with weapons or intimate partner violence offences.
The Conservative Party has been denied full standing for a second time in the Foreign Interference Inquiry. I discuss what that means, and what we can expect from the Inquiry.
Finally, I look south to the machinations involving former President Trump. The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled that he is not eligible to be on the Presidential ballot in that State. I summarize why they have said that, and what I expect will happen when the case reaches the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Dennis Edney, Tantallon Fire, NS Teacher Cleared, Bail Reforms, CPC Denied Standing, Trump to SCOTUS

Adam Rodgers - Nova Scotia Lawyer 233 views January 5, 2024 11:40 pm

MCC Update, Coke Rule (1628), Curry's Ashes, Accused Not Told About Lawyer, Presidential Immunity

Adam Rodgers - Nova Scotia Lawyer 153 views December 17, 2023 8:40 pm

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