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Supreme Court judge first Canadian woman to receive honorary Yale degree

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Abella has become the first Canadian woman awarded an honorary degree by Yale University in its 315-year history.

World Bank dupes our Supreme Court

Financial Post - ‎May 25, 2016‎
The World Bank is crowing over a recent decision by the Supreme Court of Canada involving engineering giant SNC-Lavalin, international corruption, and the rule of law in Canada.

When Is Late Too Late? Supreme Court of Canada Clarifies Limits on Courts' Jurisdiction to Backdate Orders

Ottawa Business Journal - ‎May 20, 2016‎
On December 4, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada released its highly anticipated decision in a trilogy of shareholder class actions under the secondary market liability provisions of the Ontario Securities Act –Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce v ...
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Taseko Mines loses round at the Supreme Court of Canada

CKNW News Talk 980 - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Taseko Mines is calling it a “procedural matter” as the Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed a leave to appeal with costs in its battle with the Federal Government.

Parliament misses Supreme Court deadline for RCMP union bill - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Sixteen months after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Mounties have the right to collective bargaining, Mounties now have even less of a voice when dealing with management.

Canada: Supreme Court Of Canada Weighs In Favour Of International Cooperation In Foreign Corruption ...

Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - ‎May 17, 2016‎
In a recent decision, the Supreme Court of Canada has tilted the scale in favour of the continued facilitation of international information sharing and collaboration in combating foreign corruption and against the rights of accused corporations (and ...
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Clarke's ruling on First Nations fishing rights called guiding light for Supreme Court of Canada - ‎May 21, 2016‎
Clarke's ruling on First Nations fishing rights was “cited with approval,” by the Supreme Court of Canada in its R. v. Sparrow decision on fishing rights, he said.

Andrew Coyne: Who says the Supreme Court won't change its mind on doctor-assisted suicide — yet again?

National Post - ‎May 16, 2016‎
Suppose Bill C-14, legalizing euthanasia and assisted suicide, were to pass its expected vote in the House of Commons this week. What then?

Senators say Bill C-14 won't meet Supreme Court's June 6 deadline (subscription) - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Conservative Senator Claude Carignan said it would be “impossible to have the bill passed by June 6.” He disagreed with Wilson-Raybould, arguing it would not create a “legal vacuum” because the Supreme Court ruling would be applied across Canada.

Baloney Meter: will "exemption opportunity" for assisted dying end on June 6?

News1130 - ‎8 hours ago‎
Wilson-Raybould signalled last week the Liberal government is concerned about what will happen if there is no legislation in place when the Supreme Court of Canada's landmark decision comes into effect next month. The government has been stressing the ...

Spokeo: Will US Supreme Court's Decision Impact Privacy Damages In Canada?

Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - ‎May 24, 2016‎
While not definitive or binding north of the border, Spokeo may provide insight into how future statutory privacy breach actions are framed in Canada. On May 16, the Supreme Court of the United States ("SCOTUS") released its reasons in Spokeo, Inc. v.

BC Supreme Court grants second British Columbian right to die

CKNW News Talk 980 - ‎May 20, 2016‎
A petition to the court says he was experiencing 'enduring physical and psychological suffering,' that was intolerable. Last year the Supreme Court of Canada struck down the laws against assisted death. Gunn says the courts allow people to apply for an ...
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Alberta court ruling at odds with federal assisted-dying bill

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎May 18, 2016‎
“The Supreme Court of Canada told us that Parliament is best placed to design a regime around medical assistance in dying with a robust set of safeguards.
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Egyptian terror accused not a security threat, Canada court rules

Toronto Star - ‎May 24, 2016‎
In 2007, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled the national certificate process to be unfair because of the secrecy and quashed the certificates, but gave the government a year to rewrite the rules.
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Canada's Pacific fleet commander says no room for sexual misconduct on navy ships

CTV News - ‎19 hours ago‎
We're telling them, 'we'll support you. Let us know what happened, and we'll help you." Former Supreme Court of Canada justice Marie Deschamps delivered a report last year documenting what she described as a culture of sexual harassment in the military.

Assisted death guidelines in place in all Canadian provinces - ‎10 hours ago‎
With the exception of Quebec, they all rely heavily on the eligibility criteria set out by the Supreme Court last year in a landmark ruling which concluded that MAID should be available to clearly consenting adults with "grievous and irremediable ...
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Dominic LeBlanc argues for greater federal funding for palliative care - ‎9 hours ago‎
The legislation was spurred by a unanimous landmark ruling in 2015, when the Supreme Court of Canada overturned the ban on physician-assisted dying on the grounds that it violated the Charter rights of Canadians.

Opinion: Bad news will continue for indigenous people until Canadians demand action

Montreal Gazette - ‎17 minutes ago‎
The legal landscape has been dramatically changed over the past three decades by a series of landmark Supreme Court of Canada decisions. Just last month, the court recognized that Métis and Non-Status Indians do come within Parliament's jurisdiction ...

Court finds designation of Egyptian man as security threat unreasonable

Edmonton Sun - ‎May 24, 2016‎
In 2007, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled the national certificate process to be unfair because of the secrecy, and quashed the certificates but gave the government a year to rewrite the rules.

Maclean's on the Hill: Could Ottawa blow a Supreme Court deadline? - ‎May 13, 2016‎
The Supreme Court of Canada building is pictured, in Ottawa, on October 15, 2014. The Trudeau government appears to be in no hurry to grapple with the explosive issue of doctor-assisted dying, even as it prepares to urge the Supreme Court next week to ...