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Why Can't Canadian Expats Vote Forever (Like Americans)?

Robert Waite | Posted 10.11.2016 | Canada Politics
Robert Waite

No one seems to know how many Americans live in Canada. Estimates vary from 900,000 to 2 million full- and part-time residents: The 2011 census says that 372,575 people claim American "ancestry." Whatever the exact number, in a tight election they could tip the balance in key battleground states . So the question remains: Why do Americans outside of the U.S. get to vote forever from wherever?

Senate Amends Key Part Of Assisted Dying Bill

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.09.2016 | Canada Politics

The Senate and the House may be at a deadlock.

Feds Urged To Test Assisted Death Law To Spare Sick The Court Battle

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.14.2017 | Canada Politics

The government is being urged to pre-emptively ask the Supreme Court whether its new law on medically assisted dying complies with the charter of rights.

Supreme Court Defines People Smuggling In Pair Of Key Rulings

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.27.2016 | Canada Politics

The court ruled in favour of several Tamils who arrived in British Columbia in 2010 aboard the MV Sun Sea,

Chief Justice Has 'No Concern' About New Alberta Judge

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.13.2015 | Canada Politics

"Judges are accountable to the public every day in the duties they carry out."

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Tory MP Urges Leaders To Use Notwithstanding Clause | Althia Raj | Posted 02.10.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — Conservative MP Maurice Vellacott is urging federal party leaders to use the Charter of Rights and Freedoms’ notwithstanding clause to de...

Supreme Court Won't Hear This Guy's case About Stolen Pot Plants

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada

OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear the case of an Ontario man who sued his insurance company over stolen marijuana plants.Darren Stewa...

Couillard Sounds Off On Supreme Court Selection Process

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.26.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard expressed disappointment on Monday with the Supreme Court selection process.Couillard was reacting to a new...

Supreme Court Justice Retiring

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.23.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Political gadflies and jurisprudence junkies, grab the popcorn and pull up a chair: Prime Minister Stephen Harper will soon have yet another ...

Why It's OK to Criticize the Supreme Court

J.J. McCullough | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

At a time when the Prime Minister's public feud with the Chief Justice is prompting Harper-haters in both press and parliament alike to offer blind, slavish adulation to some mythical idea of a Supreme Court that is both never wrong and beyond criticism, it's worth recalling just how arbitrary and disputable many of that court's recent rulings have been.

B.C. Right-To-Die Appeal Gets Green Light

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to review the country's assisted suicide laws more than two decades after it rejected doctor-assist...

The Week In Review: How the Government Can Fix Canada's Prostitution Laws

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 02.21.2014 | Canada Politics
Marni Soupcoff

Now that the government's hand has been forced, let's hope it will take the view of prostitution it should have all along: seeing and treating it as work. Work that can involve danger and nuisance, yes. Work that most of us would strongly prefer our grown children did not choose. But work just the same. And work that will take place whether the government bans it or not. As the Supreme Court's decision recognized, harsh criminal penalties aren't an acceptable way to address the harms of the sex trade because these penalties just force prostitution underground, making life unconscionably dangerous for sex-workers.

Prostitution Laws Gone: What You Need To Know

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Here are five things to know about Friday's Supreme Court of Canada ruling on prostitution:WHAT: The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the k...

Twitter Reacts To Supreme Court's Prostitution Decision

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Politics

Canada's Supreme Court struck down sections of the country's prostitution laws on Friday. The move is seen as a significant victory for sex worker...

Supreme Court Strikes Down Anti-Prostitution Laws

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada started the clock ticking Friday for Parliament to reshape social policy dealing with the world's oldest professi...

Media Bites: Justice Nadon Was Treated Warmly, Not Grilled

J.J. McCullough | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg On parliament hill yesterday, Harper's fifth Supreme nominee, Justice Marc Nadon of the Federal Court of Appeals, sat before a motley crew of inquisitors for a three-hour job interview. The questions exchanged ended up being less "hiring committee" and more "bring your dad to class day."

Public Unions Lose Fight For $28 Billion In Pension Cash

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.18.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada says several major public unions are not entitled to a $28-billion pension surplus that the government hived off ...

Gender Balance? Yes. Bilingual On Day 1? Maybe Not

CBC | Posted 10.15.2012 | Canada Politics

The federal government should ensure there are at least four women on the Supreme Court of Canada's bench, according to retiring Justice Marie Descham...

Did Elections Canada Mislead The Supreme Court?

CBC | Posted 09.23.2012 | Canada Politics

Liberal Borys Wrzesnewskyj is not waiting for the Supreme Court's decision before firing another volley in his battle over last year's election in Eto...

Canada's Top Court Loses Third Judge Within The Year

CP | John Ward, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.18.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The departure of Justice Marie Deschamps from the Supreme Court of Canada in the summer gives Prime Minister Stephen Harper an opportunity to...

New Supreme Court Judge Cracks Jokes At Welcome Ceremony

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.14.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The two newest members of the Supreme Court of Canada celebrated their humble origins and their new role as dispassionate defenders of the co...

Is the Supreme Court Headed Right?

Daniel Del Gobbo | Posted 01.01.2012 | Canada Politics
Daniel Del Gobbo

A concern regarding the appointments of Justices Andromache Karakatsanis and Michael Moldaver to the Supreme Court is that they may skew the Court's ideological balance to the right. As a bleeding-heart small "l" liberal, writing this over a soy latte and quinoa salad packed for lunch, you'd think I would be more worried.

En Français, S.V.P.!

Supriya Dwivedi | Posted 12.31.2011 | Canada Politics
Supriya Dwivedi

English-speaking Canada is often guilty of painting Quebec as a tantrum-throwing child. Now, I'm not one to deny that my province can be quite vocal and even unreasonable at times, but asking for important federal positions to be filled with bilingual candidates is not unreasonable.

Top Court To Hear Tory In-Out Ads Case

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.20.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada will hear a case that pits the federal Conservatives against Elections Canada over advertising expenses.The justi...