Supreme Court of Canada

Supreme Court's Findings On Assisted Dying Are Outdated, Feds Argue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 05.17.2016 | 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 05.02.2016 | 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 04.05.2016 | 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 02.25.2016 | 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 02.22.2016 | 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 01.13.2016 | 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 01.11.2016 | Canada Politics

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

Lawyers Fighting 'Paltry' Award For Challenging Harper Appointment

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.10.2016 | Canada Politics

Rocco Galati argues he deserves to be compensated for what he calls his "exceptional" battle to defend the integrity of the country's Constitution and judicial system.

Supreme Court: B.C. Murderer, Montreal Woman Both Lose Appeals

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.24.2015 | Canada

The decisions were announced Thursday.

Minister To Review Extradition Case Of Mom Facing Abduction Charges

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.27.2015 | Canada Politics

Jody Wilson-Raybould says she decided to reconsider the case due to the considerable passage of time and the possibility of new facts that were not put forward.

Quebec Court Upholds Province's Assisted-Dying Law

CP | Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.22.2015 | Canada Politics

The legislation was adopted by members of the national assembly in June 2014 and became law Dec. 10.

Liberals To Reconsider Controversial Communism Monument

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.17.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — It's back to the drawing board — and a less controversial location — for a much-maligned memorial to victims of communism in the nation...

Privacy Czar Sees Middle Ground In Fight Over Access To Internet Data

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.14.2015 | Canada Politics

Daniel Therrien said there are some instances when police may not need a warrant to collect information.

Grits Ask Top Court For Assisted Suicide Extension

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.03.2015 | Canada Politics

Last February, Parliament was given a a year to craft a set of laws.

Supreme Court Rules Alberta Can Enact Laws Only In English

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Alberta

The ruling ends a legal fight that has spanned more than a decade.

Supreme Court To Rule On Bilingual Law In Alberta

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Alberta

Alberta argues there is no constitutional language requirement for the province.

Animals Have Legal Interests That Must Be Protected

Camille Labchuk | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Impact
Camille Labchuk

Animals got their day in court last week, thanks to Animal Justice. The energy in the courtroom was palpable. This is the first time the Court is considering legislation that protects animals from harmful conduct, and our legal arguments may make all the difference.

Ruling Puts Canada's Health And Environment At Risk

Ecojustice | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada Impact
Ecojustice

If allowed to stand, the decision will further constrain the ability of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA) to ensure that most serious environmental and human health impacts associated with major industrial projects, including mines, dams and tar sands operations, are addressed.