In 1947, the Saskatchewan Legislature passed The Saskatchewan Bill of Rights Act, and the difficult task of balancing freedoms and rights began. The Supreme Court of Canada's decision concerning Bill...
The government had a clear opportunity to fix the gag on free political speech built into our province's Election Act last spring, when the act was being amended by the legislature. For reasons unknown, they chose not to.
It's dangerous to treat drunk drivers too lightly. But it's equally dangerous to entrench a legal precedent that offers an incentive for government prosecution in the form of a valuable prize that the government gets to keep if it wins.
The Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday ruled that burka-clad women are allowed to keep themselves burka'd whilst testifying at trial. Or something like that. "Sometimes niqab in court will be OK. Sometimes niqab will not be OK," David Frum summarizes.
OTTAWA - A sharply divided Supreme Court of Canada was not able to definitively rule Thursday whether a woman can wear a religious veil known as a niqab while testifying in court.In a rare 4-2-1 split...
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 to help pay down the deficit.The unanimous high co...
Who gets to decide when medical treatments are no longer worth pursuing and should be ended? The doctors? The patients? In the case of those who can't speak for themselves, their surrogate decision ma...
OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada is being asked to settle a seven-year battle to lift the shroud of secrecy over a decades-old intelligence dossier on socialist trailblazer Tommy Douglas.Jim Brons...
VANCOUVER - By the time he finished Grade 3, Jeffrey Moore still didn't know the alphabet and could not read his own birthday cards.His parents sought help for the eight-year-old boy's dyslexia from h...
As the lawyers who represented Borys Wrzesnewskyj in his contested election application, the four to three Supreme Court of Canada decision to uphold the election result in Etobicoke Centre was, of course, disappointing.
Hopefully the decision of the Supreme Court will lead to real and meaningful electoral reform which will reduce or eliminate the issues that led to this application. While the majority decision acknowledges that "imperfection" and "uncertainty" are a part of the electoral process, Elections Canada should always strive to eliminate them.
One of the most contentious issues facing the 41st Parliament is Motion 312. My feelings on the abortion issue are complex and have evolved over time. I have come to the conclusion after years of deliberation and inner debate that I am both Pro-Choice and Pro-Life.
OTTAWA - Three Conservative MPs, a New Democrat and a Liberal will help select the Supreme Court of Canada's next judge.The federal government says Conservative MPs Jacques Gourde, Kerry-Lynne Findlay...
OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada on Friday used a Montreal drug case to give lower courts some guidance on what constitutes a criminal organization.The court restored a conviction against a cocain...
The U.S. has now agreed to transfer Omar Khadr to a Canadian prison to serve the remainder of his sentence. By law, the Canadian government should not obstruct his transfer to a Canadian prison. Here is why we believe it is time to repatriate Omar Khadr ASAP.