Highlights/Supreme Court

Society

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» 

Politics, Society

Drunk driving law: Charter of Rights challenge (interview)

Case may eventually make it to the Supreme Court of Canada (public commenting is open on all RCI stories at bottom- comments will be shown after examination) The case begins with an elderly woman who went to a liquor store» 

Society

Supreme Court decision on police shooting

Canada’s highest court has decided on a “leave to appeal” ( a request to appeal and be heard by the highest court) in the case of a police shooting. This morning the SCC released its decision that it will not» 

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» 

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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»