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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...

Nadon appointment rejected on technicality, Justice Cromwell says

Retiring Supreme Court Justice Thomas Cromwell says the court's historic rejection of Stephen Harper's judicial nominee Marc Nadon was “very unfortunate” and had nothing to...

Nadon appointment rejected on technicality, Justice Cromwell says

CBC.caRetiring Supreme Court Justice Thomas Cromwell says the court's historic rejection of Stephen Harper's judicial nominee Marc Nadon was “very unfortunate” and had nothing to...

Toronto lawyer watching Trudeau's Supreme Court pick closely

Rocco Galati, whose 2013 challenge led to the Supreme Court's historic rejection of Justice Marc Nadon, said he believes Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is constitutionally...

Some lawyers are clearly overcharging their clients for the amount of work they

In the first, two lawyers, as private citizens, filed a court application contesting the Stephen Harper government's appointment of Justice Marc Nadon, a judge of...

Editorial: Court reforms are needed

Those who sit on the bench of the Supreme Court of Canada must be independent, competent and of the highest integrity, and people should have...

A tweak, not an overhaul, to SCOC nominees

In what may be a bid to ameliorate the embarrassment of the Marc Nadon nomination — Nadon's 2013 appointment to the Supreme Court was ruled...

How a new appointment process ushers in Supreme Court transparency

The new Supreme Court appointments process announced today stands as a considerable break from the past approach of behind-the-scenes selection at the virtually unfettered discretion...

Canada is going to let Supreme Court candidates nominate themselves

While the selection of Supreme Court judges in Canada has traditionally been less political than in the United States, there have been controversies. In 2014,...

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...

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

Two lawyers have lost a court fight to be paid more for their part in challenging a controversial judicial nomination.Supreme Court won't hear plea from...

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...

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...

Can the Liberals resist omnibus bills?

... the accepted understanding of an omnibus bill by tacking on subjects to its budget bills that had nothing to do with the budgets (such...

Supreme Court vacancy a chance for Trudeau to reform appointment process

But two years ago, he cancelled both the parliamentary selection committee and the public hearing, after The Globe revealed the secret list of candidates from...

criminal code

(subscription)The Supreme Court ruled last winter that Criminal Code provisions prohibiting physician-assisted death were unconstitutional, and gave the federal government and provincial legislatures until...

Antonin Scalia and the origins of originalism

WASHINGTON—One of the earliest influences on Antonin Scalia was a Sicilian-born father who applied a particular philosophy to the scholarly task of translating poems from...

Does the Supreme Court of Canada need more checks and balances?

NBCNews.comThe Harper government scrapped both processes, angered at the rough reception and ultimate rejection of its nomination of Marc Nadon. Serious questions were raised about...

Retired Canadian jurists respectfully dissent from Scalia's approach, style

Mr. Harper's Supreme Court appointments of Russell Brown and Marc Nadon (whose appointment was rejected by the Court) also owe something to the search for...

Lawyers who challenged Harper's choice of Marc Nadon for ...

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.

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...

Supreme Court ridicules fee claims of lawyers behind Marc Nadon ...

Rocco Galati, Paul Slansky rebuked for trying to collect tens of thousands of dollars for efforts challenging Harper government's attempt to appoint Marc Nadon to...

Court slams 'gonzo logic' in nixing money claim over ... - iPolitics

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

Court slams 'gonzo logic' in wake of failed Nadon appointment ...

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

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...

Harper relations with Supreme Court not especially antagonistic, study finds

(blog) (blog)The following March, the court nixed Harper's appointment of Justice Marc Nadon to its ranks and ruled that changing its composition required a...

DESJARDINS: Clement calls for transparency

BELLEVILLE - Last week's column included an item on proportional representation that mentioned the “make every vote count” myth, and should have concluded thusly: “With...

Lawyers who fought Nadon's Supreme Court appointment ask for pay

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

Lawyers who fought Nadon appointment fight 'paltry' costs award ...

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...

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...

Trudeau's Senate reform plan isn't perfect — but it beats the status quo

(subscription) (subscription)In a subsequent attempt, the PMO manipulated the process so that its preferred candidate (Marc Nadon) would be selected in spite of some...

Trudeau's Senate reform plan isn't perfect — but it beats the status quo

(subscription) (subscription)In a subsequent attempt, the PMO manipulated the process so that its preferred candidate (Marc Nadon) would be selected in spite of some...

After a decade-long Conservative reign, what's on Trudeau's justice agenda?

But then he killed his own reforms after The Globe revealed the machinations behind the failed 2013 appointment of Supreme Court justice Marc Nadon. Parliament...

Five ways Stephen Harper left his mark on Canada

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

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,...

National Post View: The Choices Before Us, Part 4: Democratic Accountability

We don't particularly care for the Supreme Court's reasoning in the Senate reference, but the possibility that it would so rule was surely evident; had...

Diverse opinions are the cornerstone of a judiciary

Granted it's not for lack of trying, as the failed attempt to name Marc Nadon to the Supreme Court suggests. Still, none of Mr. Harper's...

The one sentence that sums up the niqab 'debate'

It is now known that Trudel likely didn't have a chance of taking that seat on the Court—as a Federal Court judge, she, presumably, would...

How Canada's most malevolent Prime Minister sent this once-great country to Hell

The highest profile defeat was Harper's bid to appoint Marc Nadon to the Supreme Court in 2013. A semi-retired federal court judge without standing in...

Vaillancourt to face justice in 2019

... might turn 78 before he gets his day in court. As talks between his lawyers and prosecutors proceed, Superior Court Justice Marc David has...

Chilling report outlines attacks on democracy

Never mind the Senate appointments: Brazeau, Duffy and Wallin, or the naming of the unqualified Marc Nadon to the Supreme Court. Never mind the reduction...

Harper's war with the law

Marc Nadon's doomed Supreme Court appointment was, by curious twist, a virtual instant replay of the Duffy mess. Just months after Harper accepted (or demanded)...

Basic health of Canadian democracy a concern

Flawed appointments – the illegal appointment of Marc Nadon to the Supreme Court of Canada is another example – might seem like small potatoes, but...

Jackson Doughart: Give the public a voice in the appointment of Supreme Court ...

And with the aborted appointment of Marc Nadon in 2014, we found out that the only entity that can block a new member to the...

Vast majority of Canadians trust Supreme Court, including most Tories

(subscription) (subscription)When the Prime Minister's Office suggested last summer that the chief justice of the Supreme Court meddled inappropriately in the attempted appointment of...

Harper fumed privately about Supreme Court activism: book

Harper alleged that McLachlin tried to interfere in the appointment of Federal Court Judge Marc Nadon to the top court — an allegation she denied...

Appointment of Russ Brown extends Harper's influence on Supreme Court

But after revealed his secret short list of candidates from which he made the failed appointment of Justice Marc Nadon in 2013 (the Supreme...

Alberta Justice Russell Brown named to Supreme Court of Canada

Harper's last appointment to the Supreme Court was Suzanne Cote in November of last year that followed more than a year of controversy after the...

BLACK: Style, not substance is hampering Harper

Harper has pushed the envelope on government powers, leading to rebukes by the Supreme Court. He got into a public spat with Chief Justice Beverley...

Crampton looking forward to new progress on big challenges

They implement a Supreme Court directive in Hryniak v. Mauldin [2014] S.C.J. No. 7 that in civil justice the process must be proportionate to the...