Supreme Court of Canada

Canada's Supreme Court Allows Lawsuit Against Trump To Go Ahead

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.09.2017 | Canada Business

The plaintiffs alleged they were sold units in Toronto's Trump Tower under false pretenses.

New Year's Resolutions Every B.C. Politician Should Make

Dermod Travis | Posted 12.29.2016 | Canada Politics
Dermod Travis

The year is almost a wrap and - safe to say - 2016 was one for the books. In keeping with the spirit of the season, it's time again for a few New Year's resolutions for B.C.'s political parties and politicians to consider in their on-going quest for self-improvement.

B.C.'s Supreme Court Loss Its Latest In A Long Line Of Blowouts

Dermod Travis | Posted 11.21.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

If winning cases before the Supreme Court of Canada could be likened to the National Hockey League, the B.C. government would be the Toronto Maple Leafs of litigants. Perhaps the government is getting bad legal advice? Perhaps it's not listening to good legal advice?

Former PM, Minister Defend 'Dynamic' Top Court Selection Process

CP | Joanna Smith, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.24.2016 | Canada Politics

The Liberal government revealed changes to the way it would appoint Supreme Court justices in August.

Interpreting The New Supreme Court Justice's Job Application

Howard Anglin | Posted 10.21.2016 | Canada Politics
Howard Anglin

Tradition is the right word for the appointment in other ways. While most court watchers confidently predicted an aboriginal appointee, a woman, or both, Mr Trudeau confounded speculation by choosing an experienced, older white man. The traditional diversity markers of region and language won out over more recent preoccupations with race and sex.

Trudeau Picks N.L. Justice For Supreme Court

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada Politics

It's the PM's first pick under a new selection process.

Supreme Court To Hear B.C. Land-Claims Case That Predates Confederation

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.13.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Williams Lake Indian Band is not seeking aboriginal title to the disputed lands, but it does want compensation.

Supreme Court Selection Process 'Unfair' To Indigenous: Senator

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.23.2016 | Canada Politics

Sen. Murray Sinclair said an indigenous appointment to the top court is long overdue.

We Can't Shut Our Eyes To Bestiality Anymore

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Politics
Barbara Cartwright

For the most part, Canadians are a kind and polite people. We help each other, we donate to causes, we rally against injustice and we mind our manners. But our weakness is that we often believe things are better than they actually are. For one, we're loathe to admit that bestiality happens in Canada and often coincides with child sexual abuse.

Between Government And Unions, Taxpayers Have No Voice

Jordan Bateman | Posted 08.30.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

In the battle between big government and big unions over big tax dollars, the country's highest court has decided there's just no need for the little people -- the taxpayers -- to be heard. This might have made sense if the Court limited its judgments to protecting truly fundamental freedoms. However, its recent judgments expanding freedom of association to protect the economic and contractual rights of unions can have serious impacts on government's budgetary spending priorities.

We Need A Government That Takes Atlantic Canada Seriously

Peter MacKay | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada Politics
Peter MacKay

An area in urgent need of attention is the continuing mishandling of judicial appointments and the government's astonishing neglect of Atlantic Canada, where I am proud to be from. The Liberals hold all 32 federal seats and all four provincial governments in Atlantic Canada. One would think some gratitude might result. Yet like the whittling away of the shipbuilding contracts in Nova Scotia and the decision to make an Ontarian the minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the latest slight over a Supreme Court seat has been accepted with barely a whisper.

Supreme Court's Findings On Assisted Dying Are Outdated, Feds Argue

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Politics

The government's argument is in response to a court challenge launched by the B.C. Civil Liberties Association and Julia Lamb.

Critics Challenge Assisted-Dying Law Just Days After It Passed

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada Politics

Critics of Bill C-14 oppose its requirements that a doctor's help can only be given if death is reasonably foreseeable and the patient is in an advanced state of irreversible decline.

No Legal Voids With Physician Assisted Dying Post June 6th

Amanda Blitz | Posted 06.03.2016 | Canada Politics
Amanda Blitz

My friend Chuck wants to kill himself. He is hoping if Bill C-14 does not pass in the Senate by June 6th, he will be able to legally commit suicide with the help of a doctor, thereby ending his constant, debilitating and painful battle with mental illness. Chuck is part of a group of patients who, despite being included in the Supreme Court of Canada's ground-breaking decision in Carter vs. Canada, have been cut out of the Liberal's Bill C-14. Here's why.

Liberals Admit 'Risk' Of Missing Assisted Dying Bill Deadline

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.30.2016 | Canada Politics

Despite this, the government is still optimistic about passing a law.

PM Doesn't Need To Pass Assisted Dying Bill By June 6: Rae, Martin

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.29.2016 | Canada Politics

June 6 is the date on which the ban on medical assistance in dying will be formally lifted in Canada.

Parliament Misses Supreme Court's Deadline For RCMP Union Bill

CBC | Alison Crawford, CBC News | Posted 05.18.2017 | Canada Politics

Sixteen months after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Mounties have the right to collective bargaining, Mounties now have even less of a voice w...

B.C. Teen Killer Seeks Day Parole 18 Years After Murder

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.02.2017 | Canada British Columbia

Kelly Ellard will attend her first day-parole hearing on Tuesday, seven years after the Supreme Court of Canada rejected an appeal of her second-degree murder conviction.

Animal Sexual Abuse Won't Stop Until We Start The Conversation

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 04.06.2017 | Canada Living
Get Leashed Magazine

I'll be very honest with you. When I was asked to write this article my immediate gut reaction was to run and hide. Which is exactly the response predators count on. That fear or revulsion or disbelief will keep us quiet, and they'll get away with their heinous acts.

Supreme Court Justice To Retire In September

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.22.2016 | Canada Politics

Thomas Cromwell was named to the Supreme Court in 2008.

The Scrupulous Monitoring Of Physician Assisted Dying

Juliet Guichon | Posted 02.25.2017 | Canada Politics
Juliet Guichon

Coroners and medical examiners are central to monitoring PAD. As experts in accurate death reporting, they routinely engage in relevant oversight activities: they decide when a death requires further investigation, they report aggregate data concerning death and they make public matters of interest and concern regarding trends.

A Canadian View Of The Scalia Replacement Controversy

Michael Plaxton | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Politics
Michael Plaxton

To Canadian eyes, there is something both familiar and strange about the controversy surrounding President Obama's authority to name a replacement for Antonin Scalia. The issue is familiar because, last year, then-Prime Minister Stephen Harper appointed Russell Brown to the Supreme Court of Canada only 6 weeks before the federal election (having announced that he would do so a few days before Parliament was dissolved). Examining both cases can help us learn key differences between our two governments.

Committee To Tackle Doctor-Assisted Death Legislation

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.18.2016 | Canada Politics

The government faces a time crunch to find a legislative response to the Supreme Court ruling.

Canada's Assisted Dying Ruling Is Tied Up In Government Delays

Juliet Guichon | Posted 01.13.2017 | Canada Politics
Juliet Guichon

Almost one year ago, on February 6, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously ruled that some Criminal Code sections were unconstitutional regarding a very small group of people who, the Court ruled, are entitled under constitutional law to a physician's help to die. On Monday, the Government of Canada went back to the Supreme Court to request a further six-month delay. The question is: Why?

Ontario Preparing Protocols For Physician-Assisted Death: Wynne

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.11.2017 | Canada Politics

he Supreme Court ruled last winter that Criminal Code provisions prohibiting physician-assisted death were unconstitutional.