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Migrants can now appeal detention to a judge

The Supreme Court of Canada has decided that migrants who face long detentions can appeal for freedom before a judge. Currently, people who are not citizens can only argue before an immigration tribunal and those decisions are subject to limited »

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Supreme Court refuses honour killing appeal

Canada’s top court will not hear an appeal by Hamed Shafia convicted of killing his three sisters and another family member in January 2012. The judge found Shafia and his parents guilty of first degree murder in a case he »

Health, Society

Tobacco companies appeal landmark lawsuit

Three big tobacco companies began their appeal today of a $15-billion court decision they lost in June 2015, report Canadian Press. There were two lawsuits launched in 1998 against Imperial Tobacco, JTI-Macdonald and Rothmans-Benson & Hedges. The complaints were filed »