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Principals vs Education Department: EC schools go to court #StoryBehindTheStory

7am in Flagstaff is cold in winter. The town, to use the term loosely, is in the middle of the Transkei and, because of the mountains it’s nestled in, gets brutally chilly at night and in the early hours of the morning. 810 more words

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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


Bench Press: Some Bones to Pick

Poor Richard III!  Shakespeare’s play portrays him as a villain and a murderer. Killed in battle 500 years ago, his remains were discovered in 2012 under a parking lot in Leister, England.  188 more words


Bench Press: Justice is Blind

The Alberta Court of Appeal recently faced an interesting dilemma when pondering how to sentence a legally blind man.  The accused had been found guilty of sexual assault. 340 more words


Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation: Is your organization ready?

Is your registered charity or not-for-profit ready for the Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)? Many organizations are concerned about ensuring they comply with the new legislation. Luckily,  114 more words


Bench Press: Balancing Work and Family

Fiona Johnstone began a long odyssey through Canadian courts when she encountered difficulties in finding childcare for her two toddlers so that she could continue to work for Canada Border Services. 255 more words