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Politics, Society

Analysis of Supreme Court decision against a Christian university

Civil rights lawyer “it’s an anti-diversity decision” A private evangelical university wanted to open a law school.  Trinity Western University (TWU) in British Columbia however has a covenant on behaviour  which includes such things as no cheating, no alcohol on campus,» 

Society

Supreme Court rules against Christian university law school

Religious freedom vs civil rights Trinity Western University (TWU) is an independent evangelical Christian university in British Columbia. As a requirement for students, they must agree not to engage in sexual activity outside of heterosexual marriage. The “Community Covenant” is» 

Economy, Politics, Society

Free-the-beer: Supreme court ruling today

Landmark ruling on provincial trade regulations While the Canadian federal government negotiates international free trade deals, it’s not the same within Canada. The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has ruled today on a case known colloquially as “free the beer”.» 

Society

Supreme Court chief will be Richard Wagner, a Quebecer

The new chief justice of Canada’s top court will be Richard Wagner, a jurist trained in civil law which governs the French-speaking province of Quebec. This is in keeping with the tradition of alternating between a jurist trained civil law» 

Supreme Court rules on cell phone privacy issue

Canada’s highest court has handed down a verdict in connection with police searches of cell phones and a citizen’s right to privacy. The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) case began with two different lower court cases in Canada, but is» 

Economy, Politics, Society

Beer: Constitutional battle reaches Canada’s Supreme Court

“Free the Beer” legal case While Canada’s Prime Minister eagerly promotes international free trade deals abroad, that’s not the case within Canada itself. One of the barriers between provincial trade involves beer. Each province controls its own sales of alcohol,» 

Society

New appointment to Supreme Court ensures gender balance and more

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced his nomination of  Sheilah Martin to the Supreme Court to replace Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin who will retire On December 15th. Her appointment would maintain the number of women sitting in the country’s highest» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Politics

Supreme Court landmark decisions on development-indigenous rights

It’s been a three-year battle for the mostly Inuit communities of Baffin Island, but today they’ve won their battle at the highest court in the land. The Supreme Court of Canada has cancelled plans for seismic oil and gas exploration» 

Politics, Society

New Supreme Court justice may come from the North

In choosing justices for the Supreme Court of Canada, Canadian prime ministers have respected the custom of choosing jurists to represent all regions of the country. For the first time, the process will include Canada’s North. Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin» 

International, Society

Governments must learn from Khadr settlement: professor

While Canadians are still bitterly divided over the settlement made to former Guantanamo prisoner Omar Khadr, a professor says his and other cases show that when governments don’t obey the rule of law they must pay. A recent public opinion»