April 15, 2016

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April 15, 2016 | Metis win Supreme Court rights battle

Writing for the court, Justice Rosalie Abella said government at both levels have left non-status Indians and Metis people in a 'jurisdictional wasteland' by denying...

SCC strikes down two tough-on-crime measures

The Supreme Court of Canada today struck down two so-called tough-on-crime measures introduced by the former Conservative government, ruling the changes to sentencing practices were...

Supreme Court rules two tough-on-crime laws unconstitutional

OTTAWA -- The Supreme Court of Canada has struck down two federal laws from the previous Conservative government's tough-on-crime agenda, ruling both to be unconstitutional.

Supreme Court strikes down Tories' tough-on-crime laws

It was the same legal argument – using hypothetical cases to strike down a three-year minimum sentence for illegal gun possession – that sparked a...