Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench Chief Justice Joyal wrote a lengthy analysis on the topic of delay in R. v. K.G.K., 2017 MBQB 96. This was in response to the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision of R. v. Jordan, 2016 SCC 27 which laid down the rules governing when charges must be dismissed if it has taken too long to bring the matter to trial.
The Ontario Court of Appeal released a decision on how to apply the Succession Law Reform Act where a husband had been ordered to purchase life insurance to cover his obligations for support. The husband remarried, and changed the beneficiaries of the account to include the second wife and children and of the second marriage. After his death, Wife 1 and Wife 2 claimed entitlement to the insurance proceeds.
Decision: Dagg v. Cameron Estate 2017 ONCA 366
Commentary: From The Lawyer’s Daily: Appeal Decision Shines Light