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Supreme Court of Canada allows ban on Internet use to be applied retroactively

Toronto Star - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
On Friday, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the retroactive application of a ban on Internet usage for convicted sex offenders, saying the prohibition constituted a “reasonable limit” on the man's Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
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NL to remain without Supreme Court of Canada appointment due to lack of bilingual judges - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
A former Newfoundland and Labrador justice minister says the federal government should look at more than bilingualism when searching for a new appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada. Jerome Kennedy said Wednesday there are other options that ...
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Supreme Court ruling protects federally regulated workers from unfair dismissal

The Globe and Mail - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
Non-unionized workers at the big banks and media companies and others in the federally regulated work force are protected from being unjustly fired, much as unionized workers are, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled on Thursday. The 6-3 ruling was ...

What's The Hold-Up Supreme Court Of Canada Revamps Right To Speedy Trial

Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
The Supreme Court of Canada ("SCC") has released a game-changing decision that overturns a line of case law more than 30 years in the making relating to the right to a speedy trial.

Supreme Court Of Canada Sticks With Presumptive Jurisdiction Tests For Forum Non-Conveniens In Lapointe ...

Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
On July 15, 2016 the Supreme Court of Canada, in a long-awaited decision, resisted the invitation to re-write the traditional rules for the establishment of forum non-conveniens, and enhanced the applicability of the of the “presumptive connecting ...

Newfoundland to remain without judge on Supreme Court

The Globe and Mail - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Newfoundland and Labrador will remain the only province never to have a judge on the Supreme Court of Canada when the federal government fills the next opening.

Dennis Oland loses bid to have Supreme Court hear bail appeal earlier - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Dennis Oland's defence lawyers have lost a bid to have the Supreme Court of Canada hear his bail appeal earlier than already scheduled.

Supreme Court Of Canada To Federally Regulated Employers: No "Without Cause" Dismissals Under Canada Labour ...

Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
In a decision which returns us to what many thought was the status quo, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that, (save for exempt employees), the unjust dismissal scheme in the Canada Labour Code (the "Code") does not permit federally regulated ...

R. v. Jordan – The Supreme Court Of Canada Dramatically Alters The Framework Applicable To The Right To A ...

Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
In R. v. Jordan, 2016 SCC 27, the Supreme Court of Canada, on which Justice Moldaver now sits, recently made broad and sweeping changes to the framework that determines whether an accused has been tried within a reasonable time under s. 11(b) of the ...
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Supreme Court Of Canada Rules That Federal Employees Are Protected From Arbitrary Dismissal

Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Today, the Supreme Court of Canada overturned the Court of Appeal's decision and ruled that the intention of the unjust dismissal provisions of the Code is to provide non-unionized federal employees in non-management positions with dismissal rights ...
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Supreme Court says judges can ban convicted sexual predators from Internet

London Free Press - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
The Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa is shown on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Employers must have just cause for firing a federally regulated worker who lacks union protection, the Supreme Court of Canada says. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick.
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Why Canada's top court should weigh in on electoral reform

The Globe and Mail - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
No matter which model it ends up proposing, significant changes to how MPs are selected and, accordingly, how our federal government is formed must be referred to the Supreme Court of Canada and a referendum should be held. Any major electoral reform ...

Trudeau faces diversity challenge in Supreme Court judge selection

The Globe and Mail - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
In Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's first chance to name a judge to the Supreme Court of Canada, the search for diversity is bumping up against the reality of limited choices - raising the odds that a government that chose just three white males in its ...

Supreme Court Ruling Protects Non-Union Workers From Unjust Dismissal

Marketwired (press release) - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 14, 2016) - Today's Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruling in Wilson v. AECL will deliver accountability and fairness to roughly 500,000 non-unionized federal employees, said the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC).

How to select a Supreme Court judge

The Globe and Mail - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
The Liberal government is deciding how to fill the current vacancy on the Supreme Court of Canada. It is long overdue that the selection process be reconstructed to embody the values of contemporary Canadian constitutional democracy.

The Right to Be Wrong: Supreme Court of Canada Lowers the ...

Lexology (registration) - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
On June 24, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada provided considerable latitude to decision makers regarding occupational disease and injury in British…

Province should protect workers from being fired without cause: Editorial

Toronto Star - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
And it will if the province follows the lead set recently by the Supreme Court of Canada. After a six-and-a-half year battle that pitted Brampton's Joseph Wilson against Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.
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Brampton whistleblower wins legal battle against company that fired him without cause

Toronto Star - ‎Jul 16, 2016‎
After a six-and-a-half-year legal battle, the Supreme Court of Canada backed Joseph Wilson, 45, who claimed he was unfairly terminated by Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) for exposing “improper” procurement practices at the Crown corporation, ...

Supreme Court Of Canada Refuses To Hear Charter Challenge Of Investigative Powers In The Alberta Securities Act

Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
The Supreme Court of Canada has rejected a leave application arising from a decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal that upheld sections 42 and 46 of the Alberta Securities Act ("SA").

Jewish groups upset by Supreme Court's decision on Oberlander

Canadian Jewish News (blog) - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
Jewish groups in Canada are calling for justice after the Supreme Court of Canada rejected the federal government's appeal in a case to revoke the citizenship of former Nazi Helmut Oberlander.