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Chief Justice Wagner Should Resign From COVID-19 Committee

  • June 18, 2020
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

The Government of Canada has formed a self-described national leadership body called the Action Committee on Court Operations in Response to COVID-19. The committee is co-chaired by the Honourable David Lametti, Attorney General of Canada, and the Right Honourable Richard…

Wanzhou Meng and a Back Room Meeting in Hong Kong

  • May 30, 2020
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

On May 27, 2020, Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes of the British Columbia Supreme Court released the ruling on double criminality in the extradition case involving Huawei Chief Financial Officer Wanzhou Meng reported as United States v Meng, 2020 BCSC…

An Invitation to Human Rights Law

  • April 30, 2020
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

The coronavirus pandemic has pushed the national unemployment rate in Canada close to eight percent. Higher in Alberta. Many junior lawyers have lost associate positions during the economic downturn and numerous recent law graduates search for articling positions in vain….

Housed Alone

  • March 28, 2020
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

That is how Wayne Wilcox began the description of his solitary confinement in the Edmonton Remand Centre, the largest prison in Canada. “I am housed alone,” he said in a court filing. One hour a day free time from a…

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