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(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 porn or complicit in the harassment of a former client. In late...
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 traditional medicines over physician recommended procedures. In August 2014, J.J. (whose identity cannot...
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 month at the Supreme Court of Canada. From 1972...
First Nations Child Welfare Funding Before National Tribunal

First Nations Child Welfare Funding Before National Tribunal

The fate of thousands of First Nations children is in the hands of an administrative tribunal in a decision that could alter the course of child welfare funding in Canada....
Clash of Rights at Centre of Canadian Law School Controversy

Clash of Rights at Centre of Canadian Law School Controversy

The debate over whether to recognise a proposed law school in Canada has pitted fundamental freedoms against one another. Trinity Western University (TWU) is a private, Christian university located in...
Canadian Constitutional Challenge to Prohibition on Assisted-Dying

Canadian Constitutional Challenge to Prohibition on Assisted-Dying

Canada’s top court is once again set to decide on the constitutionality of physician-assisted dying for terminally ill patients. Last Wednesday, the Supreme Court of Canada heard oral arguments in...
Establishing Aboriginal Title in Canada: Tsilhqot’in Nation v British Columbia

Establishing Aboriginal Title in Canada: Tsilhqot’in Nation v British Columbia

The declaration of Aboriginal title by the Supreme Court of Canada on June 26, 2014—a first in Canada—is a momentous decision that should have long-lasting significance for the Tsilhquot’in Nation,...
The Supreme Court of Canada Affirms Privacy as Anonymity

The Supreme Court of Canada Affirms Privacy as Anonymity

This is a critical time for privacy on the internet. Private entities, from the global, all-knowing Google to a local Internet Service Provider (ISP), retain sensitive and private information about...
Inspiring Change Through Law for International Women’s Day

Inspiring Change Through Law for International Women’s Day

March 8th is International Women’s Day, formally observed by the United Nations in recognition of the fact that ‘securing peace and social progress and the full enjoyment of human rights...
Navigating the Troubled Waters of Religious Accommodation

Navigating the Troubled Waters of Religious Accommodation

Recent reports concerning a situation in York University, Toronto, have reignited discussion on the complex subject of the right to religious accommodation. A male student, enrolled on an online course,...
Safety of Sex-Workers Again at the Centre in Canada (Attorney General) v Bedford

Safety of Sex-Workers Again at the Centre in Canada (Attorney General) v Bedford

Earlier this year, I argued that the ONCA gave a comprehensive and nuanced assessment of Canada’s criminal provisions on prostitution. The Supreme Court of Canada in a unanimous decision upheld...
The Québec Charter of Values Project: Republican or Immigrant-phobic?

The Québec Charter of Values Project: Republican or Immigrant-phobic?

Tuesday, September 10 2013, the Government of Québec finally released its Strategy aimed at protecting the Values of the nation. It is important to say that this document is neither...

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