Canadian Law

Judge won’t declare presumption that black Canadians need special consideration in sentencing

A judge has rejected the idea of declaring a presumption that black Canadians should receive special consideration in sentencing, as Indigenous peoples do.<p>Ontario Superior Court Justice Shaun Nakatsuru said Monday morning that federal sentencing law explicitly singles out Indigenous peoples, but …

Canadian News

With beer-import ruling, the Supreme Court opens a provincial Pandora’s box

<i>Andrei Sulzenko was the federal chief negotiator for the 1994 Agreement on Internal Trade and is currently an Executive Fellow at the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary.</i><p>The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) in recent years has toed a fine line between strictly interpreting the law of …

Business (Canada)

The Trudeau government shouldn’t leave it to courts to change bad laws | The Star

Imposing a victim surcharge on marginalized people who aren’t able to pay “does not bolster a fair justice system,” Justice Minister Jody …

Canadian Government

Winnipeg law professor writes and debuts his first musical | Watch News Videos Online

April 18 2018 11:52am<p>04:48<p>Law professor turned theatre composer, Bryan Schwartz, has written his first musical ‘Consoulation: A Musical Meditation’. …

Winnipeg

Law Day offers Edmontonians a close-up view of the Canadian legal system

The public had a rare opportunity to get an inside look at the legal system Saturday, when the Edmonton law courts opened up for the annual Law …

Canadian News

COMMENTARY: Disappointing Supreme Court decision shouldn’t be the last word on trade barriers

Admittedly, I lack the wisdom and insight of Canada’s Supreme Court justices, but I can’t shake the feeling that, when the constitution stipulates …

Canadian News

Sixties Scoop settlement a rotten deal for survivors but a windfall for lawyers

Canadian taxpayers are once again being royally hosed in the proposed Sixties Scoop settlement which once again exploits Indigenous Peoples and …

Aboriginal Canadians

Andrew Coyne: Supreme Court is drunk on its own harmful protectionist powers

Canada will not merely be stuck with hundreds of existing provincial barriers to trade indefinitely: the provinces have been given the green light to …

Canada

‘I do not believe a political compromise is achievable’: Trans Mountain pipeline dispute likely to rely on the courts

As the infighting over the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline heats up, the courts may ultimately do what the politicians in Alberta, B.C., Ottawa and − recently − Saskatchewan have been unable to do so far.<p>Pending rulings could set the stage for killing or saving the $7.4-billion expansion of …

Canada

Government wants ruling in Ambulance New Brunswick language case reviewed

Two conflicting legal decisions affecting the rights of unilingual ambulance paramedics are on a collision course.<p>The Brian Gallant government is …

Canada

Supreme Court of Canada sets precedent in ruling on child-abduction cases

Children’s wishes will be given new importance in international cases of alleged abduction by a parent after a Supreme Court of Canada decision changed the ground rules for determining whether a child must be returned to another country.<p>In an unusually sharp dissent, three judges said the ruling on …

Canadian News

NP View: The Supreme Court offers its foolish beer decision to a foolish nation

The Supreme Court’s decision this week in the “Free the Beer” case could drive you to drink. Not that you’ll have many beverage options to choose …

Canada

In beer ruling, Supreme Court delivers reminder Constitution does not cast provinces as junior partners in federation | The Star

It should incite the governments of Alberta and Saskatchewan to exercise caution as they look to their trade arsenal to retaliate against their B.C. …

Canadian News

B.C judge says Kinder Morgan protesters to face criminal charges

<i>Laurie Hamelin</i> <i><br>APTN News</i><br>A B.C Supreme Court judge has ruled that protesters that defied an injunction at Kinder Morgan’s Burnaby Terminal will face …

Kinder Morgan

Contentious Parti Québécois law from 2000 not sovereignist plot, court rules

The Quebec Superior Court has tossed out concerns that a provincial law passed by the Parti Québécois government 17 years ago was a covert attempt to …

Canadian Politics

Alberta reacts to Supreme Court beer ruling

Alberta’s NDP government says it’s too soon to say what impact the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in the so-called “free the beer” case will have …

Canada

In Canada, Chevron Faced Tough Questions During Critical Court Hearing Over $12b Ecuador Pollution Judgment – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

TORONTO, Apr. 20 /CSRwire/ - Chevron faced a series of tough questions from a three-judge appellate panel this week in Ontario over its continued …

Canada

Supreme Court's free-the-beer ruling sparks fears of cannabis trade restrictions

A Supreme Court ruling on interprovincial beer imports has sparked fears that provinces and territories will be free to impose restrictions on …

Canadian News

'Ridiculous': Yellowknifers react to the Supreme Court ruling on importing alcohol

Some people in Yellowknife are ridiculing Thursday's Supreme Court of Canada decision to uphold the right of provinces and territories to restrict …

Northern Canada

Canada’s ‘free the beer’ case loses in Supreme Court | Watch News Videos Online

April 19 2018 5:39pm<p>02:01<p>Canadians wishing for widespread free trade between provinces are crying in their beer, following a Supreme Court of Canada …

Canada

Limits on liquor shopping between provinces still constitutional

Video<p>Limits and restrictions on liquor shopping between provinces are still constitutional according to a unanimous decision by the Supreme Court of …

Canada

Searching for clarity in the legal fog hanging over the Trans Mountain pipeline

The warring factions in the Trans Mountain pipeline fight all boldly claim the law is on their side.<p>The federal government, for example, says that it alone has the power to approve the project.<p>Alberta insists that it won’t let anyone thwart it from getting its crude oil to market.<p>And British …

Canada

Fifth case thrown out of court over trial delay in Manitoba

A Manitoba man who was awaiting trial on firearm charges is free after his lawyer successfully argued his case took too long to go to trial.<p>The …

Canada

In its 'free-the-beer' ruling, the Supreme Court reveals its contradictions

Opinion: The Supreme Court—neutered by politics and riven by inconsistent thinking—delivers a craven decision on Gerard Comeau’s cross-border alcohol …

Canada

It’s illegal to bring large amounts of booze across provincial borders: SCOC

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCOC) unanimously ruled on Thursday that a law preventing residents of New Brunswick from stocking up on alcohol from …

Canada

Canada's 'free the beer' case loses in Supreme Court

<b>A Canadian man who took his fight for cheaper beer all the way the Supreme Court has lost the battle.</b><p>Canada's top court upheld a New Brunswick liquor law that limits the amount of alcohol that can be carried across its provincial border.<p>In 2012, Gerald Comeau was stopped and fined for bringing more …

Canada

Ruling that called indigenous rights “a waste of time” overturned on appeal • Local, News • Two Row Times

SIX NATIONS — An Ontario Court of Appeal judge has overturned the dismissal of a man’s indigenous rights by a Superior Court judge on a child support …

Aboriginal Canadians

First Nations court challenges continue to hang over $7.4-billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

Canada

Kaplan: Why the Supreme Court 'beer case' should leave you frothing

The past few weeks have not been kind to Confederation. As the Trans Mountain pipeline impasse continues to fester, frustration grows on all sides. …

Canada

Supreme Court of Canada Rejects Interprovincial Beer Sales, Could Affect Cannabis Sales

In a unanimous decision that could affect the way cannabis is sold and distributed in the country, the Supreme Court of Canada today sided with New …

Cannabis Industry