Supreme Court bestiality decision signals need for new animal cruelty laws: Walkom

Justice Rosalie Abella wrote in her disenting review of a Supreme Court of Canada ruling that bestiality became a separate crime under the Criminal Code...

Sweeping power of CRA rolled back by Supreme Court ruling

Writing for the court, Justices Richard Wagner and Clément Gascon noted that the top court has previously held “that professional secrecy is a principle of...

On this day: June 12

1967: The Supreme Court of the United States in Loving v. Virginia declares all U.S. state ... 1963: The drama "Cleopatra," starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard...

Assisted dying Bill C-14 better than alternatives

The Supreme Court concluded that the absolute ban on physician-assisted suicide was contrary to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms because it went too far...

Mother bankrupt, heartbroken after fight for police accountability in son's death

Along with the family of Douglas Minty, a 59-year-old developmentally delayed man killed by an OPP officer in a separate 2009 incident, Ruth took the...

Ombudsman: The provinces have assisted dying covered

It reached a peak fever when he started a fight (and lost in both the legal and public opinion courts) with Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin...

Canada Legalizes Most Sex Acts With Animals

(Photo: Reuters/Blair Gable)The Supreme Court of Canada Justices (front L-R) Thomas Cromwell, Rosalie Abella, Beverley McLachlin, Marshall Rothstein, Michael Moldaver, (back L-R) Clement Gascon, Andromache...

Supreme Court's bestiality ruling prompts call to change 'archaic' animal welfare laws

The Supreme Court ruling that the crime of bestiality only applies to sexual acts that involve penetration is a testament to just how "archaic" Canadian...

Animal-rights advocates call for stronger laws after high court's bestiality ruling

Huffington Post Canada“The term 'bestiality' has a well-established legal meaning and refers to sexual intercourse between a human and an animal,” Supreme Court Justice Thomas...

Supreme Court clarifies Canada's bestiality law with ruling

(subscription) (subscription)“Penetration has always been understood to be an essential element of bestiality,” Justice Thomas Cromwell wrote on behalf of the majority. “Parliament adopted...

Crime of bestiality limited to penetration, Supreme Court of Canada rules

Penetration has always been understood to be an essential element of bestiality," wrote Justice Thomas Cromwell on behalf of the court. "Parliament may wish to...

Canada's Supreme Court Just Ruled Some Bestiality Is Legal

Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Abella was the lone dissenter of Thursday's decision. She argued that since penetration is physically impossible with many animals, it defies...

Wake Up Call: A Tax Scheme that Involves Dentons, KPMG in Canada

In a recent unusual case, an appeals court reversed an order to permanently seal records of an embarrassing class-action against Blue Cross Blue Shield of...

Supreme Court to rule on Robert McCorkill estate dispute

... Israel and Jewish Affairs, and the New Brunswick government, represented by the attorney general. All materials related to the application have been in the...

Don't like C-14? Pass it anyway.

(subscription)Bill C-14, the government's response to the Carter Supreme Court ruling on medical assistance in dying, is generating a lot of criticism from diametrically...

Don't like C-14? Pass it anyway.

(subscription)Bill C-14, the government's response to the Carter Supreme Court ruling on medical assistance in dying, is generating a lot of criticism from diametrically...

Dennis Oland's bid for bail in hands of 3 Supreme Court justices

Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin, Justice Michael J. Moldaver, and Justice Clément Gascon will decide whether the Supreme Court will hear Oland's appeal. It's...

Canada Court Repairs World Bank's Anti-Corruption Regime

(subscription)On April 29, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada held that the World Bank Group cannot be compelled to turn over volumes of investigation...

The door to reconciliation is truly open

(subscription) (subscription)This country's policies of forced assimilation through education, which the TRC, Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin and former prime minister Paul Martin...

Colby Cosh: In the bad old days we used the word 'unconstitutional,' but Liberal legislation is never that

Simms' list of contentious Conservative manoeuvres included cutting federal vision, dental, and drug coverage from rejected refugee claimants and the defence of the Supreme Court...

Navy Reservist Wants a Day in Court, Not Arbitration

Forced arbitration contracts in the nonunion workforce, once rare, have exploded since a 1991 U.S. Supreme Court decision opened the door for companies to require...

Muhammad Ali dies at 74; brash boxing champion made his mark in and out of the ring

He defeated the Justice Department in the Supreme Court, worked as a humanitarian and an ambassador and became a hero to those who watched him...

Bevin Announces Three Additional KHRC Members

He is a bloodstock consultant with Cromwell Bloodstock, specializing in auctions, matings/seasons and shares, appraisals, bloodstock consulting, racehorse and breeding management and pinhooking partnerships. Among...

#UofTGrad16: Business legend Gerry Schwartz - News@UofT

#UofTGrad16: Business legend Gerry SchwartzNews@UofTHe provided valuable support for the construction of the new Rosalie Silberman Abella Classroom, has enriched the experience of countless students...

Beverley McLachlin says bilingualism necessary for some judges

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada says bilingualism should be a criteria in the appointment of some judges. Beverley McLachlin, in the...

Restriction on solicitor-client privilege in Income Tax Act ruled unconstitutional by Canada's highest court

The five other Supreme Court of Canada judges hearing the appeal – Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin, Madam Justice Rosalie Abella, Mr. Justice Thomas Cromwell, Madam...

'Canadian society today is a more just society than it once was,' top judge says

Financial PostIn a wide-ranging speech pegged to Canada's 150th birthday next year, Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin surveyed the evolution of the...

Tribute paid to Cotler

Some 600 people attended, including Israeli Consul-General Ziv Nevo Kulman, speakers Alan Dershowitz of Harvard University, also a human rights lawyer; Justice Nicholas Kasirer of...

Supreme Court overturns Arizona man's death sentence

Brian Dann was sentenced to death in Maricopa County Superior Court, where his father was once a judge. In October 2001, Dann, 44, was convicted...

Assisted death amendments voted down

(subscription) (subscription)With just one week to go, the federal government acknowledged publicly for the first time Monday that it may not be able to...

Chief Justice says dealing with diversity most challenging issue facing the world

The most challenging issue facing the world today is how we deal with diversity in society, said Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin during a...

Feds admit assisted-death bill may miss Supreme Court deadline

On Monday, Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin said any public consternation over physician-assisted dying ought not be attributed to a lack of awareness about...

Liberals concede 'risk' of missing Supreme Court's assisted-death deadline

On Monday, Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin said any public consternation over physician-assisted dying ought not be attributed to a lack of awareness about...

Doctor-assisted death bill could miss Supreme Court deadline, Feds concede

On Monday, Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin said any public consternation over physician-assisted dying ought not be attributed to a lack of awareness about...

Any fear over assisted dying can't be blamed on lack of knowledge: chief justice

CALGARY - Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin says any public consternation over physician-assisted dying can't be attributed to a lack of awareness about the...

LAWPRO PRESIDENT HONOURED WITH REAL ESTATE AWARD

More information is available. JUSTICE ROSALIE ABELLA HONOURED Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella of the Supreme Court of Canada has received the distinction of an honorary...

Barbara Kay: A testimony to Canada's human rights superstar

But it isn't every tribute dinner that attracts five Supreme Court justices, as this one did: Rosie Abella, who introduced Cotler, plus Michael Moldaver, Andromache...

The 6 big thinkers headlining the 'academic Olympics' in Calgary

The largest academic gathering in Canada kicks off in Calgary this weekend, with over 6,300 prominent scholars gathering to present the latest findings in the...

Sudbury's Laurentian to honour six

Other recipients include Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin and Suzanne Tessier, the first woman to graduate from Laurentian's School of Engineering. "It is a privilege for...

Cotler nominated for Nobel Peace Prize by Dershowitz

(blog) (blog)Also paying homage were Nicholas Kasirer, a justice of the Quebec Court of Appeal and former McGill dean of law, who was a...

Why was Naomi Klein invited to Calgary?

In fact, Albertans probably have a clearer idea of what Klein will say at the University of Calgary than what we can expect to hear...

Atlantic premier drops from second to last in cross-Canada popularity poll

(subscription) (subscription)And Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Abella is the first Canadian woman to receive an honorary degree from Yale. WHAT EVERYONE'S TALKING ABOUT. Nik...

Supreme Court judge first Canadian woman to receive honorary Yale degree

(subscription) (subscription)Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Abella has become the first Canadian woman awarded an honorary degree by Yale University in its 315-year history. In...

Tired of Losses

But all seven Supreme Court of Canada judges who heard the case disagreed. “No doubt the ARP scheme has incidental impacts on criminal law,” Justice...

Court rules against ICBC in disability benefits dispute

The province's appeal court upheld a ruling released in 2014 by the Supreme Court of B.C. against ICBC, the crown corporation from whom all B.C.

John Robson: Canada's government by court order

Hence the Alberta Court of Appeal slapped down Bill C-14 on medically-assisted dying before the Trudeau administration could even rush it through Parliament to meet...

Justice Rosalie Abella first Canadian woman to receive honorary Yale degree

Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella of Canada's Supreme Court has become the first Canadian woman to be granted an honorary degree by Yale University. Abella, who...

Here's Why Tom Brady Will Ultimately Win His Case Against NFL

Most legal analysts have laid claim that Tom Brady has no chance at winning by securing the next legal victory, which is either a full...

Yale commencement notables include Calvin Hill, Audra McDonald, 3628 graduates

Canadian Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella is the first Jewish woman appointed to the court. The daughter of two Holocaust survivors, she was appointed...

University confers 3628 degrees at 315th Commencement

(blog) (blog)Murakami, who has also authored acclaimed novels such as “Kafka on the Shore” and “1Q84,” is one of two non-American awardees. The other...