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On May 12, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its decision in Quebec (Criminal and Penal Prosecutions) v. Jodoin, reinstating an award of costs against a criminal defence lawyer who was found to have used a proceeding to create delay.

In Gehl v. Canada, 2017 ONCA 319, the Ontario Court of Appeal has rendered an engrossing and potentially subversive decision on administrative law principles. A divided panel has both reined in the role of Charter values and declined to defer to an administrative decision-maker.