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Canadian Children have a Reasonable Expectation of Privacy at School

Canadian Children have a Reasonable Expectation of Privacy at School

In R. v. Jarvis, the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed that children can reasonably expect that they will not be ...
Should Canadian Citizens Abroad have an Unfettered Right to Vote?

Should Canadian Citizens Abroad have an Unfettered Right to Vote?

Canadian citizens who have resided abroad for five years or more did not have the right to vote in a federal ...
Canadian Supreme Court Deeply Divided on Religious Freedom in Faith-Based Law School Cases

Canadian Supreme Court Deeply Divided on Religious Freedom in Faith-Based Law School Cases

Earlier this summer, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) wrote the final chapter of a years-long saga concerning the ...
The Supreme Court of Canada Expands the Scope of Employment Discrimination

The Supreme Court of Canada Expands the Scope of Employment Discrimination

In December 2017 the Supreme Court of Canada released an important decision regarding the scope of discrimination ...
Landmark human rights decision to be heard by the Supreme Court of Canada

Landmark human rights decision to be heard by the Supreme Court of Canada

Next week, a longstanding dispute pitting fundamental freedoms against one another is set to be heard by the ...
A New Ground Of Discrimination: Rural Remoteness?

A New Ground Of Discrimination: Rural Remoteness?

The latest intended use of the notwithstanding clause in Good Spirit School Division v Christ the Teacher Roman ...
Retrospective Punishment: A Reasonable Limit on Charter Rights (R v. KRJ)

Retrospective Punishment: A Reasonable Limit on Charter Rights (R v. KRJ)

In KRJ, the Supreme Court of Canada tackled the retrospective application of criminal sanctions on certain sexual ...
Canada to Hold National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Canada to Hold National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

On August 3, 2016, the government of Canada announced a National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous ...
The Mandatory Costs of Mandatory Minimum Sentences in Canada

The Mandatory Costs of Mandatory Minimum Sentences in Canada

Another day another mandatory minimum struck down. In Lloyd, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that a one-year ...
Telling the Whole Truth: Post-Assault Contact in Sexual Violence Cases

Telling the Whole Truth: Post-Assault Contact in Sexual Violence Cases

For the last 16 months, Canadians have been engaged in extraordinary conversations connected to the sexual assault ...
Abbotsford v Shantz: Housing Rights and the Canadian Constitution

Abbotsford v Shantz: Housing Rights and the Canadian Constitution

The struggle for recognition of the right to adequate housing under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms ...
Religion in the classroom: Loyola High School versus the Supreme Court of Canada

Religion in the classroom: Loyola High School versus the Supreme Court of Canada

In Quebec the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports mandated that all schools, including private schools, ...

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