Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre v. Charbonneau, 2017 BCCA 395 sets aside an injunction obtained by the Vancouver Aquarium against documentary film maker Gary Charbonneau and Evotion Films Inc. The interlocutory injunction had prohibited publication of some parts of a documentary video that criticizes the Aquarium’s practice of keeping cetaceans in captivity. The Court […]
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Monique works tirelessly to promote the legal rights of workers throughout British Columbia. Recently, Monique represented the Community Legal Assistance Society and the BC Federation of Labour in a very important workers compensation appeal. She did outstanding work in both the BC Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada seeking to protect access to justice for injured workers. We are incredibly grateful for her help. Workers in BC are so fortunate to have a dedicated, skilled, and knowledgeablelawyer like Monique on their side.
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Today, the Supreme Court of BC released a long-awaited decision in West Moberly First Nations v. British Columbia, 2017 BCSC 1700 and declared that the western boundary of the territory covered by Treaty 8 is the height of land along the continental divide between the Arctic and Pacific watersheds. Read the judgment: 2017 BCSC 1700
It’s been 35 years since the Charter became part of the Constitution of Canada. I’m grateful to the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association for the opportunity to reflect on the Charter decision in the Insite case in the June 2017 issue of BarTalk .