Category: Rule of Law

  • Can family represent you in court?

    The PEI Court of Appeal answered the question about whether can family represent you in court in Ayangma v. Charlottetown (City) et al., 2017 PECA 15. In considering whether a father could represent his son in court, the court of appeal said yes after reviewing the following criteria: The extent of the representation requested; Whether the […]

  • Federal Court of Canada does not have inherent jurisdiction

    The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the Federal Court does not have inherent jurisdiction: To decide whether the Federal Court has jurisdiction over a claim, it is necessary to determine the essential nature or character of that claim. Determining the claim’s essential nature allows the court to assess whether it falls within the scope […]