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Public to get access to SCC judges’ debates after 50-year embargo

Friday, May 12, 2017 @ 11:11 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

Lawyers and judges interested in the Supreme Court’s internal debates on such hot-button issues as same-sex marriage and assisted suicide will be able to satisfy their curiosity ... in 37 and 48 years respectively, The Lawyer’s Daily has learned.

Supreme Court general counsel Barbara KincaidThat’s because the Supreme Court of Canada is poised this month to sign a groundbreaking archival agreement with Library and Archives Canada (LAC) that provides for the preservation of — and public access to — the court’s “collegial” case files and other...