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Recent News

April 20, 2018:

The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Office of the Children’s Lawyer v. Balev, 2018 SCC 16 regarding retention of children triggering operation of return mechanism under Hague Convention. Whether children were “habitually resident” in Germany at time of allegedly wrongful retention. And how courts should consider child’s objections to return to jurisdiction of habitual residence. The SCC held that the Court should adopt the hybrid approach to determining habitual residence under Article 3 of the Hague Convention, and a non‑technical approach to considering a child’s objection to removal under Article 13(2). Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Respondent.

April 19, 2018:

The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in R. v. Comeau, 2018 SCC 15, regarding a New Brunswick resident charged under s. 134(b) of Liquor Control Act for having quantities of alcohol in excess of applicable limit. Whether s. 134(b) of Liquor Control Act infringes s. 121 of Constitution Act, 1867. Whether s. 121 is free trade provision that bars any impediment to interprovincial commerce and whether trial judge erred in departing from binding precedent on basis of historical evidence and expert’s opinion of evidence. The SCC granted the appeal. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Respondent.

April 19, 2018:

The SCC dismissed the application for leave to appeal from the decision McDonald v. McDonald, 2017 BCCA 255. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Respondent.