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Click on the links above to view recent decisions from the Supreme Court of Canada and summaries for noteworthy cases from across the country.

Move to cut breadth of privilege stopped by top court in two cases

Counsel for the organized bar say they are pleased with separate Supreme Court judgments that robustly protect litigation briefs, and privileged lawyer-client communications, from compelled production to regulators and other state officials.

An inquiry committee of the Canadian Judicial Council (CJC) has sent out a strong message to judges presiding over sexual assault trials that they can expect to lose their jobs if they blame complainants and rely on discredited myths and stereotypes about women.

Over the last 20 years, practitioners, academics and the courts have come to recognize that arbitrated justice is equal, not inferior to, adjudicated justice. More recently, Canadian courts have considered the applicability of arbitration clauses in the context of class proceedings in order to secure a fair and expeditious outcome of legal issues.

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) released its 2016 mutual evaluation report on Canada’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing measures on Sept. 15. 

If you’re sitting in a boardroom in North Korea and getting a little fed up, for heaven’s sake don’t nod off. According to news reports, the country’s vice-premier, Kim Yong Jin, was executed by firing squad for dozing off at a session presided over by leader Kim Jong Un.