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Search Warrants: Investigators’ Good Faith Cannot Always Be Presumed[62]

Apr. 25, 2019 – In Demers c R, 2019 QCCA 518, the Court of Appeal of Québec acquitted the appellant, who had previously been convicted by the Court of Québec on the basis of evidence obtained as a result of an illegal search and seizure. The Court of Appeal held that, when the affidavit filed to support an…

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Davies Litigation Team Scores Top Ranking in Benchmark Canada 2019[63]

Apr. 17, 2019 – Davies’ award-winning Litigation team has again been recognized for its outstanding advocacy and unrivalled track record of client success in the 2019 edition of Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys, earning the top distinction of “Highly…

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OECD Report Highlights Use of Non-Trial Resolutions to Combat Foreign Bribery Cases[64]

Apr. 11, 2019 – The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recently released a report titled “Resolving Foreign Bribery Cases with Non-Trial Resolutions” at its annual Global Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum in Paris. According to the report, non-trial resolution mechanisms have become…

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Not All Customers Are the Same: Top Court Rules Business Customers Cannot Join Consumer Class Action[65]

Apr. 09, 2019 – In its recent ruling in TELUS Communications Inc. v Wellman, 2019 SCC 19 (Wellman), the Supreme Court of Canada held that business customers of TELUS that entered into mandatory arbitration agreements cannot seek relief in court by participating in a class action together with consumers. In…

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Canadian Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act: Two Additional Convictions in the Cryptometrics Saga[66]

Mar. 27, 2019 – Two individuals were recently sentenced to 30 months’ imprisonment after being convicted of agreeing to bribe a foreign public official, under the Canadian Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (Act).1 These are the second and third convictions under the Act following a trial. In all other…

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