Canada Courts

If a Bible's Allowed in a Courtroom, Why Isn't a Hijab?

Blake Bromley | Posted 05.03.2015 | Canada Politics
Blake Bromley

Judge Eliano Marengo has declared her Quebec courtroom "a secular place and a secular space", and has denied Rania El-Alloul a hearing because she wears a hijab. The judge proclaimed that there are no religious symbols in her courtroom. It is impossible for a judge who daily has witnesses place their hand on a Bible and swear to tell the truth to claim there are no religious symbols in her courtroom. So did the fact that Rania El-Alloul's attire was Islamic weigh more heavily on the judge's decision than the fact that she wore a religious symbol?

What Kind Of Woman Won't Report Sexual Assault?

Sandy Garossino | Posted 12.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Sandy Garossino

As a former Crown prosecutor who's run many sexual assault trials, I'm not at all surprised that none of these young women reported their experiences (if they are true). Most members of the public, until they're in the situation themselves, don't understand the reluctance of women to report, and what they'll face if they do.

What "Fiduciary" Actually Means

Suzana Popovic-Montag | Posted 12.10.2014 | Canada Business
Suzana Popovic-Montag

Fiduciary is a common word that is often misused because of its complicated definition and variety of meanings and uses. While it refers to an individual that owes certain special obligations to another that are based on trust, it also describes the obligation itself, distinguishing it from an ordinary obligation.

Tory MP: Courts Are Being Used As An 'End-Run' Around Demoracy

CBC | Posted 09.18.2014 | Canada Politics

A Conservative MP says recent court decisions that call on the government to change legislation amount to a trend. Dan Albas, the MP for Okanagan-Co...

No Juror Should Ever Get a Book Deal

Justin Beach | Posted 09.18.2013 | Canada Business
Justin Beach

Recently, juror B37 in the George Zimmerman murder trial got and quickly lost a book deal. What is confusing to me, is that such deals are legal in the first place. A book deal potentially creates both a prejudice and a stake in the outcome of the trial.

Will Prosecutors Really Snitch on Cops?

Dyanoosh Youssefi | Posted 12.31.2012 | Canada Politics
Dyanoosh Youssefi

Ontario's Attorney General is directing the province's Crown Attorneys to report instances where police officers have lied while under oath. It's the best news to come out of the criminal justice system in a long time. Sort of. The police will then decide whether to charge one of their own, whether to discipline him or her internally, or whether to do nothing at all.

Digital World Leaves This Canadian Sector Behind

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.28.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - Technology is transforming the legal landscape in many countries, cutting down on lawyers' fees, saving time for just about anyone who sets...