BCSC’s PD on Electronic Evidence and E-Trials

The Supreme Court of British Columbia’s Practise Direction regarding electronic evidence and e-trials is dated July 2006. It was part of an early Electronic Evidence Project by the Supreme Court. It is the oldest practise direction I found in circulation. Other Practise Directions – such as the Canadian Judicial Council’s National Model Practise Direction for […]

What is an Electronic Trial (E-trial)?

An E-Trial is a trial that uses electronic technology, hardware (computers and monitors) and software (the programs that run on them and agreed-to protocols and processes), in place of some – or all – of the traditional paper processes. An e-trial may involve one or more of the following elements: 1. hardware to display evidence, […]

Federal Court Decision a “huge win” for NSMA!

The Federal Court of Canada held today that the North Slave Métis Alliance (NSMA) was not adequately consulted by Canada respecting the Northwest Territory Métis Nation Land and Resources Agreement-in-Principle signed July 31, 2015 (NWTMN AiP). The Federal Court held that the NWTMN AiP signals the intention of Canada to extinguish the Aboriginal rights of […]