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‘Toilettes’, Not ‘W.C.s’ – Canada’s Language Regime and the Boulangerie Maxie’s Decision

‘Toilettes’, Not ‘W.C.s’ – Canada’s Language Regime and the Boulangerie Maxie’s Decision

Earlier this year, the Court of Québec in Attorney General of Québec v. Boulangerie Maxie’s, upheld the ...
A Veiled Attempt at Conformity? Recent Cases Test the Bounds of Canada’s Commitment to Multiculturalism

A Veiled Attempt at Conformity? Recent Cases Test the Bounds of Canada’s Commitment to Multiculturalism

The boundaries of Canada’s multicultural society have been tested in two recent cases involving religious attire ...
Judicial Appointment of Women on the Decline in Canada and Australia

Judicial Appointment of Women on the Decline in Canada and Australia

While many countries have superficially committed to the goal of gender equality with a lot of noisy chatter about ...
Implementation of Carter will be the Ultimate Gauge of Success of the Decision

Implementation of Carter will be the Ultimate Gauge of Success of the Decision

In a unanimous judgment released on February 6, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada became the ninth jurisdiction in ...
Supreme Court of Canada Strikes Down Ban on Physician Assisted Death

Supreme Court of Canada Strikes Down Ban on Physician Assisted Death

In a landmark decision, on February 6, 2015 the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously struck down the criminal ...
Law Society of Canadian Province Nova Scotia is Found to Have Overstepped its Mandate, Violating Religious Freedoms

Law Society of Canadian Province Nova Scotia is Found to Have Overstepped its Mandate, Violating Religious Freedoms

The first of a series of decisions that will shape how the balance is to be struck between Canada’s ...
Constitutional Protection for the Right to Strike in Canada

Constitutional Protection for the Right to Strike in Canada

In a momentous decision, released on 30 January 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the right to strike ...
Prisoner Rights at the Forefront of Canadian Debates

Prisoner Rights at the Forefront of Canadian Debates

Over the past month, two major developments have placed the constitutionally protected rights of prisoners front ...
Right to Housing Debate Stalled by Canadian Court

Right to Housing Debate Stalled by Canadian Court

By a 2-1 majority, a provincial appellate court has halted proceedings in Tanudjaja v Canada (Attorney-General) ...
(In)justice Served? Lori Douglas Case Leaves More Questions than Answers for Canadians

(In)justice Served? Lori Douglas Case Leaves More Questions than Answers for Canadians

Since 2010, Canadians have been divided on whether Associate Chief Justice Lori Douglas was a victim of revenge ...
Aboriginal Right to Pursue Traditional Medicine Recognised by Canadian Judge

Aboriginal Right to Pursue Traditional Medicine Recognised by Canadian Judge

A Canadian judge has ruled that a constitutional right exists for certain aboriginals in Canada to choose ...
Indigenous Ecuadorians Bring Protracted Legal Battle Before the Supreme Court of Canada

Indigenous Ecuadorians Bring Protracted Legal Battle Before the Supreme Court of Canada

A 21-year legal battle that has made its way through the courts of Ecuador and the United States will arrive next ...

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