IN THE MATTER OF A COMPLAINT AGAINST HIS WORSHIP MASSIAH

PANEL DECISION ON PANEL'S JURISDICTION QUESTIONS

I brought a preliminary motion challenging the jurisdiction of the hearing panel to hear the complaint(s) on the basis of a lack of jurisdiction and abuse of process. In response the hearing panel raised the legal question of…more
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IN THE MATTER OF A COMPLAINT AGAINST HIS WORSHIP MASSIAH

Panels Decision on H.W. Massiah's Apprehension of Bias Motion

H.W. Massiah brought a motion asserting a reasonable apprehension of bias in the proceedings. The motion was dismissed. This is the decision…more
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Natural Justice and Ineffective Assistance of Counsel at Administrative Hearings

Ineffective assistance of counsel can render any legal proceeding unfair and the outcome unreliable. The fact that a litigant has counsel at a full hearing before an administrative tribunal like the Justices of the Peace Review…more
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Ontario's Justices of the Peace Review Council: A Primer on the Complaint Process

This article examines the complaint process under the Justices of the Peace Act, R.S.O. 1990 ch J.4 and the role of the Justices of the Peace Review Council with respect to complaints of misconduct against justices of the peace…more
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R v. KAMPE - Court File No.C54979

Appellant's Factum - Racial profiling/Denial of Equality

Police discriminatory application of the law is strong circumstantial evidence of racial profiling. Disregarding this evidence and resolving disputes in the evidence on the basis of a credibility contest between the…more
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The HRTO and Racial Profiling: The Case for a Standard of Correctness on Judicial Review

The OHRT has no expertise in the area of adjudicating racial profiling cases and must be held to a standard of correctness on judicial review when adjudicating such cases. This position flows from the Supreme Court of Canada's…more
| Administrative Law
R v. Soares

Reasons for Judgment - Right to Counsel - Admissibility of Statement

Defendant whose first language is not English is interrogated by police on video in circumstances where it ought to be reasonably clear to the police that he was having serious trouble comprehending their conversation. …more
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Sound Investigation Policy and Employer Liability in Race and Sex Harassment Cases

Implementing policies prohibiting race and sexual harassment in the work environment is not enough. Too many employers I come across in my work as a lawyer do not have any form of investigation policy attached to their policies…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Labor & Employment Law
Chance v. The Town of Richmond Hill

Statement of Claim

Plaintiff seeking damages for wrongful dismissal and leading him to believe that the terms and conditions of his employment were governed by a collective agreement and that he had reinstatement rights through arbitration when…more
| Labor & Employment Law
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