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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

Judge slams Canada’s system for detention of asylum seekers

A judge has set free a refugee claimant and called the system for detaining some asylum seekers arbitrary and Kafkaesque. This refers to a book written by Franz Kafka which describes a senseless and menacingly complex justice system. A judge »


Judge with Trump hat no longer hearing cases

A Canadian judge who wore a hat bearing the words “Make America Great Again” in court is not being assigned cases anymore. Justice Bernd Zabel drew numerous complaints when he walked into a courtroom in Hamilton, Ontario wearing the hat »

International, Politics, Society

Judge to be investigated for wearing Trump hat

A Canadian judge has apologized for wearing to court a hat which was a symbol of Donald Trump’s U.S. presidential campaign, but that will not stop an investigation into the incident, reports The Globe and Mail. The newspaper revealed that »


Judge overrules last will-“contrary to public policy”

When is a last will and testament not valid? A judge in the Superior Court of Ontario has ruled that a trustee is not required to carry out the last wishes when it runs contrary to public policy. In this »