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New Application for Authorization to Institute a Class Action on behalf of individuals who were sexually abused by religious members

Kugler Kandestin files a new Application for Authorization to Institute a Class Action on behalf of individuals who were sexually abused by religious members of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart across Québec. Dupes Would-be Investors with Education around Cryptocurrencies and Scams

Some people interested in investing New Brunswick’s coastline received more of an education than they were bargaining for when they clicked on a fake investment scheme that was designed to raise awareness about the risks of cryptocurrencies and frauds. As part of Investor Education Month in October, the Financial and Consumer Services Commission (FCNB) created, a fake website hyping a too-good-to-be-true investment opportunity. Anyone who clicked on the “invest now” or “get more information” links were led to FCNB’s education and fraud awareness resources.

BCCLA to Intervene at Alberta Court of Appeal to Defend Freedom of Expression on Campus

Today the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) is intervening at the Alberta Court of Appeal in UAlberta Pro-Life v. Governors of the University of Alberta, a case concerning the University of Alberta’s decision to impose an estimated $17,500 security costs fee on UAlberta Pro-Life, a student group, as a condition on the use of public space for a pro-life event on campus.

Unrelated woman attempts to seize parenting rights of baby from soldier

An Edmonton Family Court has granted generous visitation rights to a former girlfriend-turned-roommate of a biological mother, including overnights two out of every three weekends, and additional weeknights. This has been granted against the wishes of both the 11 month old baby's biological mother and the biological father, a former military officer. This press release contains details about the upcoming court date.

Rights Organizations Fight Against Federal Government Attempt to Overturn Solitary Confinement Victory

Today and tomorrow, the BCCLA will be at the BC Court of Appeal to defend its historic win striking down the cruel federal solitary confinement regime as unconstitutional.

New report details why women often choose not to report sexual assault through the criminal justice system – in their own words

Today, West Coast LEAF released a report about why women often do not report sexual assault through the criminal justice system – in women’s own voices.

WSO Statement on Denial of Leave to Appeal Singh v. A.G. Quebec

The World Sikh Organization of Canada is deeply disappointed by today’s decision of the Supreme Court of Canada to deny leave to appeal in the case Singh, et al. v. Attorney General of Québec.

From Death Row Cell To Recording Studio - Makes History, Innocent Ex-Prisoner Transitions To Music Stardom After 25 Years Under Sentence Of Death

In a history making move, man who spends more than 25 years innocent on death row is released, then records hit song.

Class Action against Sirius XM Canada Inc.

Kugler Kandestin is pleased to announce that the Quebec superior Court (the Honourable Stéphane Sansfaçon, jsc) has authorized the institution of a class action against Sirius XM Canada inc. (“Sirius XM”), on behalf of Quebec consumers of the satellite radio and/or internet service provider.

Huge Victory Against Civil Forfeiture as Ontario Agrees to Compensate Innocent Couple for Seizing their Property

Hailing it as “a huge victory against the abuse of civil forfeiture laws in Canada,” the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) announced today the Ontario government has agreed to drop its attempt to seize rental properties belonging to Maggie and Terry Reilly, individuals who have never been accused of any wrongdoing. Under a court order ending the case against the Reillys, the Ontario government must immediately return the cash from the sale of the properties to the Reillys.

Civil liberties watchdog asks Supreme Court of Canada for speedier trial on assisted dying

Today, Tuesday, August 28, 2018, the BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA), announces that it has asked the Supreme Court of Canada to hear its appeal seeking a faster trial on the constitutionality of Canada’s assisted dying legislation.

Supreme Court to hear critical case on rights of people living in poverty, freedom from police intrusion

A coalition of organizations who represent persons living in poverty, urban Indigenous people, persons living with mental illness and persons experiencing homelessness are intervening in the Supreme Court of Canada case R v. Le.

International Class action against WOW Air and Azores Airlines – Compensation for Long Flight Delays

A class action has been filed against WOW Air and Azores Airlines in the Federal Court of Canada seeking to compel these airlines to comply with their obligations to compensate passengers for delayed flights of over three hours to and from Canada.

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