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Beverley McLachlin, Supreme Court Chief Justice, To Retire In December

The court also shot down Harper's appointment of Marc Nadon of the Federal Court to its ranks, saying he didn't meet the criteria. The ruling...

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin Calls On Trudeau To Appoint Supreme Court Judges Quickly

OTTAWA — Canada's top judge is urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to hurry up and fill the soon-to-be empty seat at the Supreme Court. Chief...

New Supreme Court Appointment Process Shows Atlantic Canadian Liberals 'Failed': Tories

... trail to reform top court appointments. Former prime minister Stephen Harper saw his appointment of Quebec judge Marc Nadon overturned in 2014 after it...

Supreme Court Strikes Down 2 Harper-Era Tough-On-Crime Laws

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, writing for the majority, said that in the latter instance "most Canadians would be shocked to find that such a person...

Supreme Court Justice Thomas Cromwell To Retire In September

CBC.caOTTAWA — Supreme Court Justice Thomas Cromwell is retiring Sept. 1, setting the stage for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's first appointment to the high court.

Access to Justice: A Social Justice Issue

The problem is so extreme that our nation's top judge, Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin of the Supreme Court of Canada, has observed that "options [for...

Harper's Relations With Supreme Court Not Especially Hostile: Study

In late 2013, for example, the top court upended Canada's prostitution laws as a Charter of Rights violation. The following March, the court nixed Harper's...

Supreme Court Gives Feds Extension For Assisted Suicide Law

Toronto StarOTTAWA — The Supreme Court has added four months to the federal government's deadline for producing a new law on doctor-assisted death — but...

Lawyers Who Challenged Harper Supreme Court Appointment Marc Nadon Fighting ...

TORONTO— The lawyers who challenged the Harper government's ultimately aborted appointment of Marc Nadon to the Supreme Court of Canada go before a court on...

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin Sees 'Satisfactory' End To IT Impasse With Feds

Beverly McLachlin, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, delivers a speech in Ottawa. (Photo: Fred Chartrand/CP). They were arguing that the decision infringed...

Melanie Joly Promises Prompt Decision On Controversial Communism Memorial

Beverley McLachlin, chief justice of the Supreme Court, has expressed concern that placing the memorial within the judicial precinct could convey "a sense of bleakness...

To Those Griping About Diversity In Cabinet - Employment Equity Isn't New

This was known as The Abella Commission, since it was headed by Judge Rosalie Abella, who has been a veritable rock star in the legal...

Stephen Harper: 5 Ways The Conservative Leader Left His Mark On Canada

But even though Harper has appointed most of the nine-member Supreme Court of Canada, the Conservative agenda has run into a brick wall, at times,...

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin Says Media Could End Aboriginal Stereotypes

SASKATOON — Canada's top judge says modern media could be used to end stereotypes of aboriginal people created by old western movies and TV shows...

B.C. Drunk Driving Laws Ruled Constitutional By Supreme Court

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin dissented on that point, saying there was nothing "constitutionally unreasonable'' about the search provisions of the original law. "The state's purpose...

Beverley McLachlin Has 'No Concern' About Latest Harper-Appointed Judge

The Globe and Mail... related to the federal election campaign, but did comment on the latest appointment to the Supreme Court by Prime Minister Stephen...

Beverley McLachlin, Supreme Court Chief Justice, Says Judges Accountable Every Day

CALGARY — The Supreme Court of Canada's chief justice says judges should not be considered unaccountable because they are appointed by the government. Beverley McLachlin...

Alberta Appeal Court Judge, Justice Russell Brown, Named To Supreme Court

It was triggered earlier in the year when Harper's proposed choice of Justice Marc Nadon for a vacant Quebec seat was challenged and ultimately rejected...

Top Court Rejects Argument Omar Khadr Was Adult Offender

OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada wasted no time Thursday as it summarily rejected the federal government's bid to have former Guantanamo Bay prisoner...

Supreme Court Rules Feds Can Destroy Gun Registry Data

The issue sparked rare consensus among Quebec political parties as well as in broad swaths of the province — a unity that was reflected in...

Supreme Court To Rule On Fate Of Quebec's Gun Registry Data

The court has ruled against Conservative policy in a number of key areas, including rejecting the appointment of Quebec judge Marc Nadon to its ranks,...

Galacti: Feds Have No Right To 'Yank Back' Canadian Citizenship

MetroNews Canada ... represented the Constitutional Rights Centre, and Rocco Galati, who has been a thorn in the side of the Conservative government by successfully challenging...

Tories To Give CSIS More Power To Track Terrorists Overseas

Ottawa Citizen The Supreme Court agreed in a May ruling on the national security certificate regime that there should be no overarching privilege for CSIS sources.

Right To Die At Supreme Court: Can Canadians Seek Help To Die?

Sun News Network What they want is not access to assistance for the usual means of suicide, what they want is — in their own words...

Stephan Hashemi, Son Of Murdered Zahra Kazemi, Cannot Sue Iran, Supreme ...

Ottawa Citizen The lone high court dissenter, Justice Rosalie Abella, said Hashemi should have the right to sue Mortazavi and Bakhshi. Kazemi, a Canadian citizen who...

Clement Gascon, Newest Supreme Court Of Canada Justice, Joins Bench

Toronto Star In often light-hearted remarks at a ceremony welcoming him to the bench, Gascon thanked the court and Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, adding he thought...

Canada Is The Only UN Member To Reject Landmark Indigenous Rights ...

He brought up recent decisions from Canada's own Supreme Court which upheld aboriginal rights and titles and reinforced the necessity to obtain consent from aboriginal...

Harper Sidestepped MPs On Supreme Court Pick Due To Nadon 'Leaks'

Hill Times (subscription) Concerns over alleged leaks from the all-party panel of MPs that vetted the aborted appointment of Marc Nadon to the Supreme Court led...

Harper draws criticism from predecessor over Supreme Court spat

In an interview with CTV's "Power Play" to mark this week's anniversary, the former prime minister sternly rebuked Harper for his public spat this year...

Mulroney On Harper's Supreme Court Spat: 'You Don't Do That'

The spat centred around the failed appointment of Federal Court judge Marc Nadon to the Supreme Court. Harper drew stiff criticism for suggesting McLachlin had...

Beverley McLachlin: It's Time To Move On From Harper Spat

CBC.ca JOHN'S, N.L. - Canada's top justice says she is not concerned that a recent spat with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Justice Minister Peter MacKay...

Nanaimo Man Arrested After Sex Trade Worker Allegedly Assaulted For Hours

The Supreme Court has put the Harper government -- and Justice Minister Peter MacKay -- in the difficult position of having to reform Canada's prostitution...

MacKay Won't Make Marc Nadon Repay Supreme Court Salary

National Post OTTAWA - The justice minister's office says the government won't make Marc Nadon repay any monies he collected during his ill-fated appointment to the...

Justice Marc Nadon's Legal Limbo To End With Supreme Court Ruling

Globalnews.ca OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada is poised to deliver an unprecedented ruling later this week on whether Justice Marc Nadon is eligible to...

Andromache Karakatsanis And Michael Moldaver Nominated To Fill Supreme Court ...

The prime minister nominated Monday two Ontario judges — Justice Andromache Karakatsanis and Justice Michael J. Moldaver — to fill vacancies at the Supreme Court...