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Atlantic Opposition leaders band together to fight Supreme Court changes

The four leaders penned a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday, calling on him to reverse his decision to no longer guarantee Atlantic...

Supreme Court won't hear plea from lawyers over Nadon challenge fees

The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear an appeal from Rocco Galati and Paul Slansky, who felt they were shortchanged for their efforts...

Justice minister disputes claim NL can't fill Supreme Court vacancy

Andrew Parsons took aim Thursday at a Globe and Mail article that said Newfoundland and Labrador would be passed over for the court's next vacancy,...

NL to remain without Supreme Court of Canada appointment due to lack of bilingual judges

A former Newfoundland and Labrador justice minister says the federal government should look at more than bilingualism when searching for a new appointment to the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

NWT Catholic Bishop responds to Truth and Reconciliation call to action

Last May, chief justice of the Supreme Court, Beverley McLachlin, made headlines when she said that Canada attempted to commit "cultural genocide" against aboriginal peoples...

NB attorney general proposes litigants pay jury costs in some cases

Mason notes that Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin has often stated publicly that access to justice is a problem in Canada. "We...

Robert McCorkill estate dispute warrants Supreme Court review, group argues

... litigation" and causing confusion, the decision stated. ​All materials related to CAFE's application for leave to appeal in the McCorkill case were submitted to...

Justice Thomas Cromwell announces retirement from Supreme Court of Canada

Justice Thomas Cromwell, the only Nova Scotian currently sitting on the highest court of Canada, has announced he will retire in September. Cromwell, who was...

Lawyers who challenged Harper's choice of Marc Nadon for Supreme Court denied costs

Two lawyers who challenged the Harper government's ultimately aborted appointment of Marc Nadon to the Supreme Court of Canada have been handed a judicial spanking...

Meredith Borowiec infanticide appeal heard by Supreme Court

Three years, three babies. They were all placed into garbage bags by their mother while still alive, and thrown away with the trash in a...

Top court reserves judgment after government requests extension to draft new law

The Supreme Court of Canada heard arguments on Monday for the government's request for a six-month extension to draft new legislation. The court struck down...

Tommy Lacasse case: Supreme Court upholds stiff drunk driving sentence

It must therefore be restored," Supreme Court Justice Richard Wagner wrote for the majority. On June 17, 2011, Lacasse, who was 18 at the time,...

Supreme Court rules human smuggling law 'overbroad' in MV Sun Sea case

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin agreed, writing that under the Crown's interpretation of the law, "a father offering a blanket to a shivering child, or friends...

Justice Russell Brown of Alberta named to Supreme Court

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced the appointment of Justice Russell Brown, of Alberta's Court of Appeal, to replace Justice Marshall Rothstein on the Supreme...

Bombardier didn't racially discriminate against pilot, Supreme Court rules

"In this case, it has not been shown on a balance of probabilities that there is a connection between a prohibited ground of discrimination and...

C-51 could trigger NDP/Liberal coalition, conservatives warn

Galati has challenged several of the Harper government's actions, most notably winning a case which found Marc Nadon ineligible to sit on the Supreme Court.

Ian Binnie, ex-Supreme Court justice, to arbitrate Senate expense claims

Before its ill-fated attempt to install Marc Nadon on the Supreme Court in 2013, the government paid him $7,463.65 to answer the question: "Is a...

Supreme Court says conviction stands despite lack of First Nations people in ...

But Justice Thomas Cromwell, with Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin concurring, issued a sharp dissent. "I do not regard compliance with the Constitution as either optional...

Rocco Galati challenges Bank of Canada to offer interest-free loans

The lawyer best known for stopping the Supreme Court appointment of Judge Marc Nadon has turned his sights on the Bank of Canada. Rocco Galati...

Supreme Court Justice Marshall Rothstein to retire at end of summer

Supreme Court Justice Marshall Rothstein will retire from Canada's highest court on Aug. 31, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin announced today. Rothstein has written to Justice...

Mandatory minimum sentences fight cost big bucks, records show

The cases range from the Conservatives' $426,529 battle to shut down Insite, Vancouver's safe-injection site, to $347,271 on the Supreme Court of Canada reference regarding...

Supreme Court won't hear farmers' appeal of $17B wheat board lawsuit

Justice Marc Nadon from the Federal Court of Appeal, whose appointment to the Supreme Court was declared unconstitutional a year ago, delivered the October ruling...

Supreme Court rejects request to hear case involving Rod Gillis

But the case was dismissed on Thursday by a panel of three Supreme Court justices — Marshall Rothstein, Thomas Cromwell, and Michael Moldaver. No reasons...

Assisted suicide case heard by Supreme Court

A lawyer fighting to have the Supreme Court change Canadian law on doctor-assisted suicide argued today that there's little evidence a change in the law...

Assisted suicide arguments ‎heard before Supreme Court

Justice Rosalie Abella challenged Frater on the inequality of the law, asking why it's legal for able-bodied Canadians to kill themselves but not for those...

Zahra Kazemi's son blocked by Supreme Court from suing Iran

"Parliament has the power and capacity to decide whether Canadian courts should exercise civil jurisdiction," Justice Louis LeBel wrote for the majority. "Parliament has the...

ISIS combat role debate to get underway in the House this morning

(blog)Outside the precinct, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin leads the "official welcome ceremony" for newly appointed Supreme Court justice Clement Gascon. Finally, former US Secretary...

Harper sidestepped MPs on Supreme Court pick due to Nadon 'leaks'

Globalnews.ca Concerns over alleged leaks from the all-party panel of MPs that vetted the aborted appointment of Marc Nadon to the Supreme Court led the government...

Rally against Russian aggression to descend on Parliament Hill

(blog)In Quebec City , Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel drops by City Hall to demonstrate his government's support for an otherwise unspecified "public art installation."...

Brian Mulroney says Supreme Court criticism 'sends wrong signal'

Former Progressive Conservative prime minister Brian Mulroney says it was "unhelpful" and sent "the wrong signal" for Prime Minister Stephen Harper to publicly criticize Chief...

Tony Accurso says he was blacklisted by Pauline Marois's office

Former Quebec construction tycoon Tony Accurso said it's no secret that he was a Liberal supporter and joked that he was blacklisted by Hydro-Québec from...

Canada's top justice says she is not concerned that a recent spat with Prime ...

Minister Peter MacKay has eroded the respect of politicians for the courts. Beverley McLachlin, chief justice of the Supreme Court, said Thursday it's not uncommon...

Beverley McLachlin says she's moved on from tensions with Harper, MacKay

Minister Peter MacKay has eroded the respect of politicians for the courts. Beverley McLachlin, chief justice of the Supreme Court, said Thursday it's not uncommon...

Beverley McLachlin says she's moved on after criticism from Harper, MacKay

There will be another Quebec vacancy on the Supreme Court to fill later this year when Justice Louis LeBel retires after nearly 15 years on...

Harper government's legal setbacks suggest strategy of confrontation

The victim surcharge ruling is a clear signal the government's recent legal troubles are much more than a clash of personalities between Chief Justice Beverley...

'Mr. Big' Mountie upset with Nelson Hart decision

Hart's lawyers say they feel vindicated by the Supreme Court of Decision, having argued that the RCMP manipulated an impoverished, naive man with a Grade...

'Mr. Big' stings get stricter rules from Supreme Court

To ensure trial judges have the tools to address all three issues, Moldaver suggests taking a two-pronged approach that "strikes the best balance between guarding...

Marc Nadon won't have to repay his Supreme Court salary

Justice Marc Nadon will not have to pay back nearly six months of salary he earned before the top court rejected his appointment. A spokesperson...

Marc Nadon won't have to repay his Supreme Court salary

Justice Marc Nadon will not have to pay back nearly six months of salary he earned before the top court rejected his appointment. A spokesperson...

Supreme Court registrar won't seek repayment of Marc Nadon salary

"Any determination about whether or not there has been an overpayment rests with the minister of justice," said Roger Bilodeau, the registrar for the Supreme...

Beverley McLachlin, chief justice, deserves apology from PM, international ...

An unprecedented spat broke out between the Prime Minister's Office and the country's top court in May after the Prime Minister's Office accused McLachlin of...

Beverly McLaughlin, chief justice, deserves apology from PM, international ...

An unprecedented spat broke out between the Prime Minister's Office and the country's top court in May after the Prime Minister's Office accused MacLaughlin of...

Justice Louis LeBel to retire from Supreme Court of Canada

Justice Louis LeBel, the most senior puisne (or regular) judge of the Supreme Court of Canada, plans to retire on his 75th birthday on Nov.

Marc Nadon appointment rejected by Supreme Court

Marc Nadon cannot take his seat on the Supreme Court of Canada, the court's justices said Friday, in an unprecedented move that blocks Prime Minister...