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The landmark ruling revolves around a woman named Cassie Hodge.
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The Ontario Court of Appeal granted Del Mastro leave to appeal on Monday.
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The whole family is requesting new trials.
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The judge said the appellant changed his testimony.
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I live in a country now that has protected my right to vote. U.S. citizens around the world, regardless of how long they've been away, enjoy this inalienable right. The United States has pride and sense of obligation towards its citizens. I just wish Canada had the same feeling towards us as well. I
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Joanna Paluski argued the minister had not taken into account the best interests of her toddler given that she is the sole caregiver.
TORONTO - An argument over whether people have a constitutional right to adequate housing that governments are violating is not up to judges to decide, Ontario's top court ruled Monday in a split deci...
The recent flurry about patriating the Canadian constitution has brought back a flood of memories, and some reflections. Patriation was not an exercise in partisanship. Neither was the Charter. The origins of the desire to "bring the Constitution home" go back decades.
The recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in the case of Carrigan v. Carrigan Estate has caused quite a media frenzy.The case involved a contest between the late Ronald Carrigan's legal spouse and his live-in common spouse over pension benefits accruing to the spouse of the deceased.
The government has again appealed the Ontario Court of Appeal's decision that current sex worker laws go against constitutional rights. On October 25, the Supreme Court of Canada will decide whether they will hear their appeal or not. Ultimately, it is my hope that the SCC agrees to hear the case in its entirety, for a number of reasons.
Sex work is a highly contentious issue, but it is a legimate profession that one can freely choose if so inclined. We Canadians all have a right to life, liberty, and security of the person, even those of us involved in sex work -- and no government laws may infringe on those rights. That's exactly what this challenge is all about.
TORONTO - A man who sexually assaulted his teenaged niece from Fiji more than 100 times over a three-year period has had his sentence more than doubled by Ontario's top court.In siding with the Crown,...
Immigration Minister Jason Kenney recently announced that the federal government would no longer offer work visas to immigrants applying for positions in the sex trade. While this is certainly a step in the right direction in terms of moderating the oldest profession in the world, it's not enough.
TORONTO - A journalist who wanted to know how many registered sex offenders live in an area identified by partial postal codes should be given the information, Ontario's top court ruled Friday.The dec...
TORONTO - A man who killed his wife should be allowed to collect on her life insurance policy because he was insane at the time, Ontario's top court ruled Tuesday.In overturning a lower judge's decisi...
TORONTO - A police officer's "cavalier" practice of arrest first and investigate afterward constituted a serious breach of constitutional rights, Ontario's top court ruled Wednesday.In acquitting Quin...
An Ontario judge was wrong to declare a mandatory minimum sentence unconstitutional and "cruel and unusual punishment," the province writes in starting an appeal of the ruling.Superior Court Judge Ann...
The wife of convicted murderer Russell Williams has lost her bid to keep details of her proposed divorce proceedings private. Williams's wife is seeking a divorce from the former colonel and had foug...
THE CANADIAN PRESS -- TORONTO - A five-judge Appeal Court panel held the federal government's feet to the fire Monday, grilling its lawyer about an assertion that prostitution laws aren't putting sex...
CBC Charges have been withdrawn against an Ontario woman who spent 14 years in jail after being convicted of killing her toddler -- in part because of evidence from now-disgraced pathologist Dr. Charl...
(CBC) - The Supreme Court says an unconscious woman can't give consent to sex. In a split 6-3 decision, the court restored the sexual assault conviction of a man who penetrated his female partner in t...