Supreme Court of Canada

What We Should Take Away From The Mount Polley Spill

Dermod Travis | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

B.C.'s economy -- already facing what seems like the perfect economic storm of stagnant job growth, an acute skills shortage, and the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision on First Nation land title claims -- can now add one more low pressure system into that mix: the Mount Polley mine disaster.

Man Convicted Of Drowning Daughters Won't Face New Trial

CP | Sue Bailey, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada

GANDER, N.L. - A sad legal odyssey that began 12 years ago when Nelson Hart's twin girls drowned in Gander Lake ended Tuesday as murder charges agains...

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

CBC | Posted 07.19.2014 | 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...

Tories Ignore Supreme Court, Plow Ahead With 'Digital Privacy Act'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.17.2014 | Canada Business

The Supreme Court of Canada last week declared that access to telecom subscribers’ personal information requires a court warrant. This week, desp...

Supreme Court: Warrant Needed For Internet Info

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.13.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — Police need a search warrant to get information from Internet service providers about their subscribers' identities when they are under inv...

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...

It's My Right as a Canadian to Be Free From Religion

Doug Thomas | Posted 07.20.2014 | Canada Politics
Doug Thomas

Canadian atheists are often confronted by misinformation about their right to freedom from religion. To coerce someone to follow a religion is to deny that person freedom of religion. If that person is a non-believer, freedom of religion then means the right to not believe-freedom from religion.

John Gomery: Harper's Supreme Court Spat 'Appalling'

CBC | Posted 07.10.2014 | Canada Politics

Retired Quebec Superior Court judge John Gomery is adding his voice to those criticizing Stephen Harper's treatment of the chief justice of the Supr...

Bar Association: Deeply Concerned About Spat

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.02.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The association that represents lawyers in Canada is calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to acknowledge the chief justice of the Supreme...

Supreme Court Opinion Next Week Could Determine Fate Of Senate

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.17.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada will issue a landmark opinion next week that could determine the fate of the country's scandal-plagued Senate.The...

Top Court Bites Harper Government

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.11.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The bell has sounded ending one more round in what is shaping up to be a long-running bout between the county's highest court and the Harper ...

Harper's Supreme Court Pick BLOCKED

CP | Mike Blanchfield and Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.20.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Stephen Harper has come almost full circle.The Conservative prime minister who came to office in 2006 cautioning against the power of the cou...

It's Sexual Assault If You Poke Holes In The Condom

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.07.2014 | Canada

OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada has unanimously upheld the sexual assault conviction of a Nova Scotia man who tried to trick his girlfriend into ...

Your "Feelings" About Sex Work Shouldn't Be Laws

Wayne K. Spear | Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada
Wayne K. Spear

Is sex work inherently and irredeemably wicked, as the abolitionsts would have us conclude? Or is it in fact possible to have a morally defensible prostitution? A testing of public values alone will not answer these questions, assuming they are even answerable. Values are an important and necessary starting point for a discussion of public policy, to be sure, but they are only one element of policy. Given that vulnerable lives are going to be affected, the feds are going to need to come up with a solid policy that has something more beneath it than our deeply-held touchy feelies.

Most B.C. Prostitution Offences Won't Be Prosecuted

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbia has become the latest province to announce it will not prosecute most prostitution-related offences over last year's ruli...

The Supreme Court Has Spoken, Now Alberta Will Obey

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta plans to amend one of its main privacy laws this fall to comply with a Supreme Court of Canada judgment that found the legislation ...

B.C. Man Acquitted Of Sex Assaults Can't Sue: Court

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The man who spent 27 years in prison for a series of sexual assaults he didn't commit won't be able sue the Crown for negligence, the B.C....

6 Key Questions

CBC | Posted 03.16.2014 | Canada Politics

Canada's top court judges will hear arguments about the appointment of Justice Marc Nadon to the Supreme Court of Canada on Wednesday, and th...

Constitutional BATTLE

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.16.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Everything from the parsing of verb tenses to the intentions of the framers of the failed Meech Lake constitutional accord was tossed into th...

Doctor Who Killed His Kids Supreme Court-Bound?

CP | Pierre Saint-Arnaud, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.12.2014 | Canada

SAINT-JEROME, Que. - The lawyer for a former Quebec doctor who killed his two children says he's going to the Supreme Court of Canada to seek leave to...

Canada's Sex Work Laws: Don't Break What We Worked So Hard to Fix

Nikki Thomas | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada Politics
Nikki Thomas

Creating laws that are overly broad and ineffective will just push sex work back into the shadows, and will continue to make it less safe for all those involved. Sex work can be safe, clean, and beneficial to those of us who choose it as a career. It can be conducted ethically, honestly, and freely, with the full consent of all participants. It can be done right, in the privacy of our own homes, without exploitation; we just need to ensure that governments do not restrict our right to choose what we do with our own bodies.

Diversity At Risk In Supreme Court Challenge

CBC | Alison Crawford | Posted 03.09.2014 | Canada Politics

The Canadian Association of Provincial Court Judges is warning that challenges to the appointment of Supreme Court Justice Marc Nadon could have serio...

Safe House and Prostitution

Bill Haines | Posted 02.26.2014 | Canada Alberta
Bill Haines

I think a good Christian response to this situation would be for Christian churches to build safe houses across the street from the new brothels so that any woman who wants help escaping the sex trade and human sex trafficking, can receive the immediate love and care and assistance, she needs.

Why I'm Against Legalizing Prostitution

Andrea Mrozek | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada Living
Andrea Mrozek

The only difference between me and a woman who prostitutes herself is that the seeds that would have launched me onto a path of prostitution were not watered. In short, "the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being," as the Russian writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wrote.

Canada Must Target Buyers of Sex

Joy Smith, M.P. | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada Politics
Joy Smith, M.P.

Despite this new ruling, the debate around prostitution is hardly settled. There are those who wish to legalize and normalize the industry, those who wish to criminalize all aspects of the industry, and finally those, like myself, who recognize prostitution as an industry that is inherently harmful to women and girls and therefore must be eliminated.