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Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 10:10 AM - Last Updated: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 5:06 PM

Constitution doesn’t guarantee interprovincial free trade; SCC sheds new light on vertical stare decisis, federalism Rob Cunningham

The Supreme Court has ruled that s. 121 of the Constitution Act, 1867 does not guarantee interprovincial free trade in a unanimous judgment that revives a New Brunswick liquor control law whose “incidental effect” is to restrict the transport of domestic alcohol from Quebec into New Brunswick. ... [read more]

Monday, April 16, 2018 @ 8:58 AM

Case headed to Supreme Court will have impact on future voyeurism decisions, LEAF says Karen Segal sm

An Ontario Court of Appeal decision regarding a teacher caught secretly filming his female students with a camera-pen has inspired the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) to act as an intervener as the case heads to the Supreme Court of Canada. ... [read more]

Friday, April 13, 2018 @ 1:44 PM

CRIMINAL CODE OFFENCES - Homicide - First degree murder - Procedure - Appeals

Appeals by Magoon and Jordan from a judgment of the Alberta Court of Appeal substituting their convictions for first degree murder to convictions for second degree murder. ... [read more]

Friday, April 13, 2018 @ 12:15 PM - Last Updated: Friday, April 13, 2018 @ 4:19 PM

Supreme Court clarifies law of unlawful confinement in case where parents beat young child to death Moldaver and Abella

The Supreme Court of Canada has clarified what constitutes unlawful confinement of a child by a parent in reasons for judgment that explain why the top court upheld the first-degree murder convictions last year of an Alberta couple who fatally battered their 6-year-old daughter. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 12, 2018 @ 3:46 PM

McLachlin’s diplomacy, caring helped defuse tensions, build consensus at SCC: ex-judge LeBel Retired SCC Justice Louis LeBel and retired SCC Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin

Beverley McLachlin’s behind-the-scenes diplomacy in dealing with the inevitable disagreements and rivalries among the Supreme Court of Canada’s competitive and “ambitious” nine members helped the top court achieve a remarkable level of consensus during her 18 years as its leader, says retired Supreme Court Justice Louis LeBel. ... [read more]

Monday, April 09, 2018 @ 2:28 PM

Supreme Court shaped Charter into what it is today: McLachlin Beverley McLachlin

Beverley McLachlin says Canada has gone through enormous change since the adoption of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms on a rainy day in April 1982, and much of that change has been shaped by justices of the Supreme Court who interpreted the Charter as a document capable of ensuring broad protections for every Canadian man, woman and child. ... [read more]

Monday, March 26, 2018 @ 1:31 PM

Supreme Court welcomes its newest member as Martin dons the red robes Sheilah Martin

When Supreme Court Justice Sheilah Martin’s proud father drove her back and forth to the train that took her from a Montreal suburb to McGill University’s law school, her dad assured her she had the right stuff to one day join the nation’s highest court. ... [read more]

Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 1:28 PM

OFFENCES AGAINST THE ADMINISTRATION OF LAW AND JUSTICE - Corruption and disobedience - Fraud on the government

Appeal from a judgment of the Ontario Court of Appeal setting aside the acquittal of Carson, who was charged with influence peddling. ... [read more]

Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 10:42 AM - Last Updated: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 2:07 PM

SCC convicts Bruce Carson, interprets influence-peddling offence broadly Andromache-KARAKATSANIS

The Supreme Court has broadly defined the crime of influence peddling in a decision which affirms 8-1 the conviction of Bruce Carson for selling his influence with the then-Harper government to assist a water filtration company to sell water treatment systems to Indigenous bands. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 3:49 PM - Last Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 5:48 PM

McLachlin nominated for Hong Kong’s top court Beverley McLachlin

Beverley McLachlin, Canada’s former top judge with a strong record of defending judicial independence here and abroad, is expected to soon join Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal as a non-permanent member. ... [read more]