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Bench Press: Centre Court Meets Tax Court

Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard captured the tennis world’s attention with her brilliant play at Wimbledon this past July.  However, last year her father suffered a loss at another court, the Tax Court of Canada. 259 more words


Bench Press: A Bride’s Worst Nightmare!

Melanie Johnson arranged for a Calgary designer and tailor to make four bridesmaid dresses, a flower girl’s dress and a wedding veil for her October 2011 wedding, and to make alterations to her wedding dress.   236 more words


Bench Press: Court Decision an “Earthquake”

Both the land and the legal landscape underwent a transformation recently as a result of a Supreme Court of Canada decision. The Court ruled for the first time that an Aboriginal nation has title to a remote piece of beautiful land in British Columbia. 296 more words


July/August Issue of LawNow: Bench Marks: Cases that Change the Legal Landscape

Featured Articles: Bench Marks: Cases that Change the Legal Landscape

Some decisions our courts make carry the possibility of changing lives (same-sex marriage) and defining our institutions (the Senate).  155 more words


Bench Press: Habeas Corpus in Modern Times

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled unanimously in favour of a federal penitentiary prisoner who challenged a prison warden’s decision to transfer him from medium to maximum security. 209 more words


Bench Press: Shakespeare in Court

An Ottawa judge quoted Shakespeare when sentencing a 69-year-old sex offender recently.  The offender had assaulted his neighbour in her home after taking her out for a birthday dinner.  128 more words