Michael Moldaver

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Globe editorial: Is the Supreme Court reconsidering the Jordan decision? Let's hope so

They are now before the Supreme Court of Canada, where Justice Michael Moldaver, one of the coauthors of the Jordan decision, raised questions about its...

Provinces urge Supreme Court to relax tough new deadlines for criminal trials

OTTAWA—The Supreme Court of Canada faced calls by several provinces Tuesday to relax tough new criminal trial timelines while defence lawyers urged judges not to...

Coming soon: How to choose a Supreme Court justice is changing

OTTAWA -- The federal Liberals have decided a new advisory board, not the government, should select potential new judges to sit on the Supreme Court...

Quebec anglos need to push for their rights: Official Languages Commissioner

He said one of the biggest disappointments of his tenure came in 2011, when former prime minister Stephen Harper appointed a unilingual judge, Michael Moldaver,...

R. v. Jordan

- plicable to the Right to a Criminal ...Lexology (registration)Jordan, 2016 SCC 27, the Supreme Court of Canada, on which Justice Moldaver now sits,...

Supreme Court ruling protects federally regulated workers from unfair dismissal

“A dismissal without cause is not per se unjust, as long as adequate notice is provided,” Justice Russell Brown and Justice Suzanne Côté wrote for...

Canada Supreme Court overturns drug charges due to trial delay

Justice Michael Moldaver [official profile], writing for the court, stated that, in considering a legal case, "courts must be careful not to miss the forest...

Three years too long to wait for trial, Supreme Court of Canada rules

Canadian Lawyer Magazine (subscription)Writing for the court, Justice Michael Moldaver called the “overall delay in a case of moderate complexity” a “forest.” He continued, “Despite...

Top court chides justice system for delays - www.insidebelleville.com/

Top court chides justice system for delayswww.insidebelleville.com/Justice Michael Moldaver's decision included a warning to trial judges to "not to miss the forest for the trees"...

Three years too long to wait for trial, Supreme Court of Canada rules

Canadian Lawyer Magazine (subscription)Writing for the court, Justice Michael Moldaver called the “overall delay in a case of moderate complexity” a “forest.” He continued, “Despite...

Supreme Court of Canada rejects appeal in Alberta sex assault case

The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed an appeal from an Alberta man who was convicted of sexual assault after police ordered him to swab...

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...

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...

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...

Defence counsel worries decision may mean yielding too much turf

Officials of international organizations can breathe easier after the Supreme Court ruled 9-0 that key immunities guaranteed by an international treaty — signed by Canada...

Diplomatic parties this week

(subscription) (subscription)Hungarian Ambassador Bálint Ódor hosted a reception April 18 at his home to mark the Memorial Day for the Hungarian Victims of the...

World Bank immune from ex-SNC-Lavalin employee corruption case

OTTAWA —The World Bank benefits from immunity under international law and won't have to hand over documents to a Canadian court hearing a corruption case...

World Bank immune from court order: courts

iPolitics.ca (subscription)OTTAWA — The World Bank benefits from immunity under international law and won't have to hand over documents to a Canadian court hearing a...

Supreme Court protects World Bank from disclosing evidence in SNC Lavalin bribery case

(subscription) (subscription)If there were to be such an “implied” waiver, Justices Michael Moldaver and Suzanne Côté, writing for the court, said, the World Bank...

Supreme Court protects World Bank from disclosing evidence in SNC Lavalin bribery case

(subscription) (subscription)If there were to be such an “implied” waiver, Justices Michael Moldaver and Suzanne Côté, writing for the court, said, the World Bank...

World Bank won't have to hand over docs: SCOC

HamiltonNews (press release) (registration)OTTAWA — The World Bank benefits from immunity under international law and won't have to hand over documents to a Canadian court...

Peter MacKay's Misuse of the Rule of Law

Strangely, however, MacKay also quotes Supreme Court Justice Moldaver, which looks like a quote from a Supreme Court decision but it's not. Based on the...

Peter MacKay: Respect the rule of law

As Supreme Court Justice Michael J. Moldaver has said, “Under the rule of law, it is not our function to create laws, nor do we...

Supreme Court strikes down Tories' tough-on-crime laws

It was the same legal argument – using hypothetical cases to strike down a three-year minimum sentence for illegal gun possession – that sparked a...

Ceremony marks Court of Appeal 40th anniversary

Those on the bench during the ceremony were (from left) Justice David Brown of the Ontario Court of Appeal, Justice Michael Moldaver of the Supreme...

Stephen Harper

(subscription)The Supreme Court of Canada overturned mandatory minimum sentences for gun possession and the Abolition of Early Parole Act. It tossed a law passed...

On both sides of the border, the Supreme Court selection ... - iPolitics

The members of the U.S. Supreme Court play a key role in American public life — which is what makes the looming constitutional crisis over...

Supreme Court ponders whether, for some, job security is ... - iPolitics

Like similar cases before the Supreme Court of Canada last year — about the constitutional right to strike or the rights of RCMP employees to...

'This is real people who are suffering': Supreme Court ruling deals a ...

“I think parliament should have been more attuned to the suffering of people.” She was shocked at questions during this week's hearings from Supreme Court...

'This is real people who are suffering': Supreme Court ruling deals blow to ...

“What I want to have is a choice.” And the option to apply for a court exemption is hardly a substitute for the right to...

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...

Supreme Court of Canada shortens driving prohibition for motorist convicted of ...

When a judge makes a discretionary order of prohibition on a person convicted of impaired driving, the driving prohibition is supposed to commence "at the...

A triumvirate of restrictiveness gone

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Columnists_Ron-Poulton.jpg In its recent decision in Kanthasamy v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), the Supreme Court of Canada has altered the landscape of humanitarian ...

Supreme Court sides with Tamil teen in failed refugee claim case

“Giving it an overly broad interpretation risks creating a separate, freestanding immigration process, something Parliament clearly did not intend,” Justice Michael Moldaver wrote in an...

Bilingualism ruling seen as 'major setback'

The Supreme Court's refusal to constitutionally entrench “legislative bilingualism” in Alberta moves the fight for French language services in that province back to the political...

A Supremely Cool Day in Ottawa At and From the Supreme Court of ...

... happen in Ottawa, I attended an event tonight in the lobby of the Supreme Court of Canada hosted by the Bora Laskin Society at...

SCC to rule on limits of bestiality in Canadian law

(subscription) (subscription)A group called Animal Justice appeared as an intervener Monday at the Supreme Court of Canada in a bestiality case, arguing that animals...

Today in History

- Oct. 17mysask.comIn 2011, Prime Minister Stephen Harper nominated two Ontario judges to fill vacancies at the Supreme Court of Canada. Justice Andromache Karakatsanis...

Today in History

- Oct. 17mysask.comIn 2011, Prime Minister Stephen Harper nominated two Ontario judges to fill vacancies at the Supreme Court of Canada. Justice Andromache Karakatsanis...

Today in History

- Oct. 17mysask.comIn 2011, Prime Minister Stephen Harper nominated two Ontario judges to fill vacancies at the Supreme Court of Canada. Justice Andromache Karakatsanis...

Supreme Court rules on tough British Columbia impaired driving law

B.C.'s controversial automatic roadside prohibition scheme — touted as the toughest anti-drunk-driving law in the country — was unconstitutional when it was introduced in 2010,...

Supreme Court rules on tough British Columbia impaired driving law

B.C.'s controversial automatic roadside prohibition scheme — touted as the toughest anti-drunk-driving law in the country — was unconstitutional when it was introduced in 2010,...

Supreme Court rules on tough British Columbia impaired driving law

B.C.'s controversial automatic roadside prohibition scheme — touted as the toughest anti-drunk-driving law in the country — was unconstitutional when it was introduced in 2010,...

Supreme Court rules BC drunk driving law is constitutional

CBC.caJustice Michael Moldaver, who delivered the judgment of the court, said the law is also consistent with the twin legislative objectives of increasing highway safety...

Supreme Court rules BC drunk driving law is constitutional

Justice Michael Moldaver, who delivered the judgment of the court Friday, said the ARP regime is also consistent with the twin legislative objectives of increasing...

It's time for police to drop the 'Mr. Big' strategy

The Mr. Big strategy is banned in the U.S., Britain and Germany, among other places. Writing for the top court last year, Justice Michael Moldaver...

Supreme Ontario appeals Justice Marc Rosenberg never sat on top court

“His reputation for honesty, integrity and professionalism was second to none,” said Supreme Court of Canada Justice Michael Moldaver, a long-time friend. “He was constantly...

Daly praises Rothstein's ability to tackle 'heavy lifting' at SCC

Toronto StarAlthough he experienced restrained and respectful questioning by MPs in 2006, the process pioneered by the Conservatives (and now scrapped) turned more partisan in...

Ontario judge Marc Rosenberg won high praise for knowledge, demeanour

“He was never interested in having his name in the spotlight,” said Supreme Court of Canada Justice Michael Moldaver, a long-time friend and colleague. “He...

Party photos of the week: Opera Lyra's summer fundraiser

There, Italian wine flowed and attendees, including Supreme Court Justice Michael Moldaver and his wife, Riky, philanthropist Shirley Greenberg, and Canada 2020 Chairman and broadcaster,...