Beverly McLachlin

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After LGBTQ groups complain, top court changes rule on religious freedom case

TORONTO, August 4, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Supreme Court Justice Richard Wagner says he didn't mean to exclude LGBTQ groups when he culled the list of...

Supreme Court reversal allows LGBTQ groups to take part in case involving BC Christian university

Then on Monday, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin surprised the parties by issuing a new order that “varied” Wagner's order, declaring that the appeals would be...

McLachlin intervened to allow LGBTQ groups into Trinity Western case

(subscription) (subscription)Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada Beverley McLachlin varied the order of one of her colleagues on the bench — a...

Inclusion isn't just a buzz word — and Canada can prove it: Opinion ...

Considering that we have just marked the 35th anniversary of our Charter of Rights and Freedoms, now is a good time as any to review...

COMMENTARY: Newsroom leaders should see stronger court coverage as contribution to public good

“Instead of viewing the media as the enemy, the justice system should acknowledge the essential role the media plays in informing the public of legal...

Canada 150: Beverley McLachlin was first woman to lead Supreme ...

To mark Canada's 150th birthday, we are counting down to Canada Day with profiles of 150 noteworthy British Columbians.and more »...

This time anti-medicare forces might win court challenge: Walkom

This challenge, before the British Columbia Supreme Court, has been more than seven years in the making. It is spearheaded by Brian Day, a Vancouver...

This Is What An Actual Functioning Democracy Looks Like ...

Toronto StarOn Thursday, Canadian Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin complained in a speech to the Canadian Bar Association that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hasn't ...Ottawa must fill...

Politically correct, or arrogant?

But, Trudeau-the-Younger has decided to ignore constitutional convention and devised a new way to select Supreme Court judges with no guarantee the new judge will...

Legal affairs Senate committee calls for action on judicial vacancies

A Senate committee has demanded the federal government immediately fill 44 judicial vacancies nationwide that it says are “hobbling” Canada's justice...and more »...

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...

More indigenous judges needed in lower courts to develop skills for ...

Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin said while she welcomes ethnic diversity and more aboriginal judges in the system, she suggested they must ...and more »...

A positive note on Supreme Court selection process

- The RecordWaterloo RecordAt the risk of being summarily expelled from the Venerable Order of Pundits, Skeptics and Other Assorted Naysayers, I would like...

Choose Supreme Court justices on the basis of merit — and nothing else

(subscription)But the most poignant cautionary tale belongs to current Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin — the first woman to serve in that role on the...

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...

A quick look at the mandatory retirement dates for Supreme Court justices

Here are the mandatory retirement dates for the remaining eight Supreme Court justices: Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin: Sept. 7, 2018. Rosalie Silberman Abella: July 1,...

HBO to launch 'Vice News Tonight' Sept. 26

... should select potential new judges to sit on the Supreme Court of Canada. The government announced Tuesday it will change the manner in which...

'Rapacious' provincial civil jury fees ruled constitutional

The ProvinceB.C. Supreme Court Justice Christopher Hinkson says high civil jury fees may be too costly for large.and more »...

Thomas Issac's Métis reconciliation report released and other legal moves and grooves for July 27

The federal government has released a report by Cassels Brock & Blackwell partner Thomas Isaac on Reconciliation with Métis. Isaac, as special representative to the...

Top court upholds military justice system

(subscription)The Supreme Court of Canada has found defence ministers, even though they are political players, are the only ones who can appeal the decisions...

Liberals to allow self-nominations for Supreme Court vacancy

Justice Cromwell publicly announced his retirement in March. The fall session of the Supreme Court begins on Oct. 3. Documents for cases usually arrive two...

Common-law right to dismiss federally-regulated employees without cause 'completely replaced' by Canada Labour ...

Canadian employers regulated by the federal government do not have a common-law right to dismiss non-unionized workers without cause, even if they give those employees...

Ginsburg's attack on a presidential nominee – even Trump – taints the court's integrity

In the twilight of his prime ministership, Stephen Harper attacked Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin for, he claimed, trying to interfere in his decision to nominate...

Supreme Court issues new framework for timely trials

“A reasonable time for trial under (Section 11 of the Charter) cannot and should not be defined by numerical ceilings as the majority concludes,” Cromwell...

Court deals blow to Christian law school

Former Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper – whose attorney general intervened on behalf of TWU at the trial court level – appointed seven of the...

Around Town: NAC Orchestra, opera singers go 'al fresco' for Italian garden party

From left, Justice Michael Moldaver from the Supreme Court of Canada with Frank McArdle, executive director of the Canadian Superior Courts Judges Association, Supreme Court...

Photos: Garden Party

From left, Justice Michael Moldaver from the Supreme Court of Canada with Frank McArdle, executive director of the Canadian Superior Courts Judges Association, Supreme Court...

UN declaration doesn't give Canadian First Nations a veto: minister

They are Assembly of First Nations Grand Chief Perry Bellegarde, the Supreme Court of Canada, and one of the authors of the UN Declaration on...

A good start on making judges more diverse: Editorial

It is beyond belief at this point that only white, male lawyers can meet the standard of professional skill, experience and integrity to qualify for...

The appeal of offering legal help

Headed by Justice Thomas Cromwell in the Supreme Court of Canada at the request of Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, the study addressed the issue of...

Canada Supreme Court Legalizes Sex Acts with Animals

Justices Beverley McLachlin, Thomas Cromwell, Michael Moldaver, Andromache Karakatsanis, Richard Wagner, Clément Gascon, Suzanne Côté, and Russell Brown all voted in favor of the movement,...

Allan Levine: On your 'right' to remain silent

In the U.S., this warning to an alleged criminal (“perp” or “skell” in cop lingo) is known as being “Mirandized” — and has been since...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Five things you should know before you start your work day on May 20

The Burlington, Ont. native went on to earn a law degree as a Fulbright Scholar at Yale, served as a clerk to Supreme Court Justice...

BlackRock (BLK) Taps CPP Investment Board's Wiseman as Senior Managing Director

National PostHe also served as a law clerk to Madam Justice Beverley McLachlin at the Supreme Court of Canada. Born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Mr.