Monthly Archives: May 2020

Interpreting Releases: Ontario

As part of settlement in litigation , it is customary for parties to sign a release. However on occasion, courts have subsequently been called upon to interpret the signed release to determine its scope and what was in the contemplation … Continue reading

Arbitrary Detention/Imprisonment: s. 9 Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Section 9 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (“Charter”) provides that “everyone has the right not to be arbitrarily detained or imprisoned. An inquiry under s.9 involves two questions. First, was the claimant detained? Second, was any detention … Continue reading