Law commission

Lawyers praise Ottawa’s relaunch of the Law Commission of Canada

FOLRAC, which includes seven law reform organizations across Canada, from British Columbia to Nova Scotia, generally makes its recommendations to the justice minister, Howie says. “Having a federal law reform agency is excellent in terms of both questions of national significance, or [for] matters that fall exclusively under federal jurisdiction and that provincial law reform […]

Law commission

Law Commission proposes changes to inheritance law

The rights of family members to challenge a will and the rights of a partner in the event of death are among the areas the Law Commission is considering in its examination of inheritance law. Inheritance law, which determines who inherits a person’s property upon death, currently allows people to gift property by will, generally […]

Law ministry

Sushil Chandra appointed chief election commissioner: Department of Justice

Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra was appointed chief election commissioner next Monday, the Justice Department announced. According to a statement issued by the legislative department of the ministry, Chandra will take office on April 13. Incumbent Sunil Arora will step down on Monday. Chandra was appointed Election Commissioner on February […]

Law ministry

Pandemic has resulted in paperless court mechanism: Department of Justice

The coronavirus pandemic has created an environmentally friendly and paperless jurisdictional mechanism that has added convenience to citizens, a senior Justice Department official said. Addressing a virtual event on Friday to launch a new website for judgments and e-filing, Law Ministry Secretary (Justice) Barun Mitra said the pandemic had also helped to […]