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Lizotte vs Aviva: Litigation Privilege at SCC

In Case Comments, Evidence Law, My picks, Privilege, Privileges and Immunities, Teaching Capsules by Peter SankoffLeave a Comment

In this video blog, I examine the Supreme Court’s recent decision on litigation privilege in Lizotte v. Aviva Insurance Co., 2016 SCC 52. The blog reviews the decision and explains what it does for the privilege, and then considers four big questions that emerge in light of the judgment. If you enjoyed this post, do me a favour and share!

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R vs DLW and the Crime of Bestiality (15mins)

In Animal Law, Case Comments, Case Comments, Cruelty, Litigation, Video Blogs by Peter Sankoff1 Comment

This video looks at the Supreme Court’s recent decision in R v DLW, released in June 2016, which defined the offence of bestiality. In the blog, I spend the first half addressed the Court’s interpretative approach to criminal law statutes.  In the second, I explain why I think the case is so positive for animal advocates. If you enjoyed this …

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Animal Justice’s Intervention at the Supreme Court (12mins)

In Animal Law, Cruelty, Legal Education, Litigation, Supreme Court decisions, Video Blogs by Peter Sankoff1 Comment

Next week, I am going to the Supreme Court as counsel for Animal Justice in a case that will decide the scope of the bestiality offence (s 160 of the Criminal Code).  In this blog, I outline why the case is important and summarize the Animal Justice arguments from our factum. If you enjoyed this post, do me a favour …