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Bench Press: The Charter Protects Proms

Two graduating high school students in Ontario launched a Charter challenge to their school principal’s decision to have a mandatory breathalyser test at their prom. They argued that the mandatory test was a violation of their s. 174 more words

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Bench Press: Spoiled Sperm

The British Columbia Court of Appeal recently upheld a trial judge’s decision that human sperm is property. The case involved a B.C. man who was a representative for a class action of 400 plaintiffs who had stored their sperm with a laboratory at the University of British Columbia prior to undergoing treatment for cancer. 277 more words

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Bench Press: A Will Against Public Policy

Law students are taught in Wills and Estates law that a Will can be set aside as being against public policy, but rarely does this possibility become a reality. 236 more words

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Mar/Apr Issue of LawNow: Vulnerable Children

Featured Articles: Vulnerable Children

All children are vulnerable; we know that. But some children face greater challenges than others, and the law can help these especially vulnerable little ones. 186 more words

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Bench Press: New Duty of Honest Performance

The Supreme Court of Canada issued an interesting decision recently in the area of contract law.  It began by stating: “Canadian common law in relation to good faith performance of contracts is piecemeal, unsettled and unclear.” Clearly, this was an unsatisfactory state of affairs that the Court was determined to remedy. 148 more words

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Bench Press: Seven Seconds, $27 Million

A Quebec man had his hopes and his fortune dashed when the Supreme Court of Canada decided recently to dismiss his application for leave to appeal a decision of the Quebec Court of Appeal.  130 more words

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Bench Press: Tragic Tale of Two Girls

Two young aboriginal girls both had been diagnosed with the same type of aggressive cancer and both were receiving chemotherapy for their illness.  In both cases, their mothers decided to withdraw their children from conventional cancer treatment and pursue aboriginal healing methods.  331 more words

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